Not just Ago, but also Angel Nieto, second most winning GP rider. And, please don't tell me that small bikes are easier to ride. Different, but not easier. Also, don't forget Hailwood's ability to ride so many different types of bikes at the highest level. Rossi certainly is the best currently racing.
No matter what the knockers say about Rossi,like it or not ,he is a brilliant rider and within his generation of riders, he is on a par with Ago.I watched Ago ride to victory many times on the MV's and he beat all odd's and proved the knockers wrong when he rode a Yamaha to victory at Daytona.Rossi did the same thing when he left his winning combination with the Honda.He then stepped into the whoefull losng team of Yamaha,and propelled them to victory in his first season.Now if thats not a brilliant rider ,what is.