The decision Valentino Rossi to retire from motorcycling at the end of the current season of Motorcycle World Championship It has caused all kinds of reactions in the world of the two wheels. Benedict Caldarella, one of the greatest exponents of Argentina in the specialty, offered his opinion on the measure taken by the Doctor.
"It is one of those news that falls well and falls badly ... "Caldarella told Automundo. “It seems to me that, due to his age, Valentino was about to retire. More because in recent seasons he has not had the outstanding performance of before ”, highlighted Chiche, one of the two Argentines who won in the 500 cm3 class of the World Cup (the other was Jorge Kissling).
"When you reach a point where you can no longer advance any further, the decision rests with the pilot and must be respected", Caldarella added about the position taken by Rossi, who at age 42 decided to end his campaign at the end of this season.
"The history of Valentino is very rich", added about the nine-time world champion. “It has been left in the golden pages of motorcycling. With all that he achieved, he made that yellow number 46 known worldwide, as happened with Diego Maradona's 10 and now used by Lionel Messi ".
Finally, Caldarella said that we will have to enjoy Valentino in the races that remain in this 2021 and, above all, "Thank you for everything you did."