On the big screen, the ‘Fantastic Four’ are the Thing, Mister Fantastic, the Human Torch and the Invisible Woman, while on the World Championship tracks between the first and second decade of the third millennium, four riders gradually reached MotoGP to start offering a top-level show for over five years. Let’s talk about Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa And Casey Stoner (here ordered in terms of world titles won, even if the Australian boasts two in MotoGP with two different bikes, Ducati and Honda).
Casey Stoner greeted the company first of all at the end of 2012, Dani Pedrosa will be back on track as a Wild Card with KTM from tomorrow, but officially hung up his helmet at the end of 2018, with Jorge Lorenzo who l ‘followed twelve months later. Who seemed destined to never leave his place on the MotoGP starting grid was Valentino Rossi, the oldest of the quartet. The Doctor, on the other hand, today announced that he will play in Valencia in November his last race in the premier class.
End of an era. On the track the 4 of us were just as fast, but in terms of charisma and transcendence @ valeyellow46 is at the level of Jordan, Woods, Ali or Senna.
Enjoy this new chapter, legend!
– Jorge Lorenzo (@ lorenzo99) August 5, 2021
Jorge Lorenzo, who shared the Yamaha garage with Valentino Rossi for many seasons, losing the duel in 2009, but winning it in 2010 and 2015, dedicated a beautiful message on Twitter to the great rival remembering the times of the ‘Fantastic Four’. For Rossi, moreover, Lorenzo has spent very heavy comparisons with other great personalities in the world of sport. “It’s the end of an era. On the track the four of us were all even in terms of speed. But at the level of charisma and transcendence Vale is at the level of Michael Jordan, Ayrton Senna, Tiger Woods or Muhammad Ali. Enjoy this new chapter, legend “ the tweet that Jorge Lorenzo dedicated to Valentino Rossi.