Without taking anything away from Rossi or any of the other MOTOGP riders, there is a truth to what is said about the old two stroke steeds from the previous era . . . . that truth is this . . .
THEY WERE FUCKING BRUTAL, PSYCHOTIC, VIRTUALLY UNRIDEABLE THINGS SENT FROM SATAN HIMSELF TO SEEK OUT AND DESTROY ANYONE WHO DARED ATTEMPT TO CONQUER THEM !!!!
Mick, his contemporaries and those who came before in the era of the buzzsaw bike bombs were on the very precipice of oblivion every time they stepped out on these Neanderthal machines and nobody was as capable of kicking the shit out of their satanic souls as one Michael "Sid" Doohan . . .
Furthermore, he could've had another title if it were not for a leg injury that would've kept a lesser man on the sideline for life. ESPN put together the mini-bio I've posted here pretty well, it's a good overview of a kickarse career and a truly stellar, tough, big balls rider from a time when bikes were evil, hateful things that few ever mastered . . . . he was one who did . . . . VIVA THE SID !!!!
[as per usual, click on either the link below this line or on the post title to check it out]
ESPN Focus on Mick Doohan - YouTube