Rossi: IOM TT is too dangerous

The Doctor won't be competing on the island any time soon

Submitted by CDodd on Wed, 30/01/2013 - 12:25

SEVEN-TIME MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi has expressed the view that the Isle of Man TT is too dangerous. 

Rossi made the comments in an in-depth interview with Top Gear magazine, in which he told the interviewer that his biggest fear is being injured. He said: 'I did a lap of the Isle of Man, and I understand why people love this because it’s f**king awesome – it’s unbelievable, great. But, unfortunately, it’s too dangerous. Sometimes, riders are crazy.'

'The Isle of Man is very difficult. If you make a mistake, maybe it’s the last mistake.'  

His comments will likely disappoint those who have always secretly wondered how Vale would fare on the 38-mile course. 

Rossi visited the island in 2009, where he handed out awards after the TT Superbike race, won by John McGuiness - he also went out for a blast on a Yamaha R1 alongside legendary Italian racer Giacomo Agostini.

The full interview with Valentino Rossi is avaliable in the latest issue of Top Gear magazine, on sale now.

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