Rossi Decides to Continue on Two Wheels
At the Netherlands's MotoGP at TT Assen on June 27, 2009, The Doctor became only the second rider to reach 100 Grand Prix wins. He is then further motivated to continue competing until adding another record to his career.
"I still feel just as motivated as ever. I still have a great passion to ride better and better, to be on my bike and to win. I enjoy always trying to improve and to work with my team to do this. I am 30 but I still feel great emotion and great satisfaction from success. My passion for motorcycles is what keeps me enjoying every race and helps me to keep pushing even though I am the oldest of these first top guys. I have to train harder and work harder to stay focused now, but I still enjoy the challenge as much as ever,” said Rossi in a statement for the press.
"I think next year will be very, very hard. We're all on the same bikes and I think it will be between me, Lorenzo, Stoner and Pedrosa again. On Tuesday in Valencia we will try the new model and I am looking forward to working on the new M1, but I have the greatest rival in my team so it won't be easy!” the Champ added.