Valentino Rossi Dismisses New Generation's "Fake" Correctness
Valentino Rossi’s MotoGP era went from one rivalry to the other. The Italian blasts the social media “fake” correctness of the new generation riders.
The battle for the 2022 MotoGP title between Francesco Bagnaia and Fabio Quartararo came down to the final race of the season.
Although the fight for the crown was always exciting, a rivalry between the two MotoGP aces did not emerge.
In an interview with La Stampa, MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi explains why he is happy to have become famous before the social media era.
“Everything has changed and I consider myself lucky,” he said. The MotoGP legend is sure that the many ‘friendships’ in today’s MotoGP are more about “fake political correctness” and less about really getting along.
“I liked it better before when you said what you thought. It’s human that you resent those who do the same thing as you.”
“Or better to say, it doesn’t matter if you’re a doctor, a pizza maker, a rider. Having to hide it always makes everything more fake.”
In a time where MotoGP loses important entertainment value, having no real rivalries ont he grid could turn out bad for the general publicity of the premier class.
As George Orwell wrote: Sports is “war minus the shooting” so what is a title fight without a good rivalry.