The next few weeks will be decisive for the Italian Valentino Rossi, who at the time assured that in June of this year he will define what his future will be in the Motorcycle World Championship. The poor results he has achieved so far, after four dates of the 2021 tournament he is 21st, may be a clue to what the 42-year-old star and current driver of the Petronas Yamaha SRT. In fact, in the paddock of the a MotoGP there are already several who are betting on retirement. Among them is the former Spanish pilot Sito Pons.
“I am a huge fan of Valentino Rossi and I hold him in high esteem. He is a great person. If you ask me about him, I can give you my theory: To race a motorcycle you cannot have any doubt, you cannot doubt whether or not you should run. And when a rider is in Valentino's situation, everyone talks to him continuously about whether he is going to continue, if he is going to stop… messages start to enter his head that make you lose sight of the true objective ”, analyzed Pons to the site moto.it.
“When everyone talks about whether or not you should keep running, all those messages are reaching you unconsciously and little by little you are disconnecting. Without realizing it, you don't know why, but you're not going strong anymore and the situation is that you're not one hundred percent focused on your thing because there is a question that haunts your head "added the two-time 250cc champion.
Finally, Pons cited his own case: “When in doubt you lack speed, that happened to me when I decided to retire. I was in the same situation, I continue or I do not. And I realized that when you begin to ask yourself that question, you are already out. I honestly think that Valentino will not continue at the end of the year ”.