MotoGP » Rossi, Hayden battle brightens spaced-out race

“It was a good, hard battle" - Nicky Hayden.

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SteveNG - Unregistered

October 18, 2010 9:07 AM

Yeah. It would have been a dull race except for all those things that made it not a dull race. Glass half empty much?

To say that you need a battle up front to make an enjoyable race is pretty superficial. Why bother with even 16 riders if most of them (the ones up front) don't matter?

pete - Unregistered

October 18, 2010 9:29 AM

What a load of cr*p so if the dice is at the back of the field and as long as its flossi the race will be wonderful. All this flossi flossi flossi cr*p just like the stuff that comes out of the mouthes of those two who commentate on Eurosport who wet themselves every time flossi is on screen, it makes one wan't to throw up. NEWS people there are a lot of us who don't care what flossi does and we find MotoGP is much nicer without him.


October 18, 2010 9:38 AM

Pete, relax!
Of course the camera followed Rossi- he is a big name, the most successful rider of the modern generation and had to make a series of overtakes to claim that 3rd position.

Stoner and Lorenzo were on their own, Pedrosa and Capirissi didn't start, Dovi pulled out and Hayden/Spies/Simoncelli were all involved with the Rossi scrap.

It's pretty slim pickings elsewhere in the pack, and whilst you can't please all the people all of the time, covering Rossi pleases most of the people, most of the time.

If he was wobbling around on his own in 7th and still getting coverage, however, then it would be a different story.
Until that happens (and I'm sure one day it will) I'm happy to see the most of the few battles we do actually have in MotoGP.

Bambang - Unregistered

October 18, 2010 10:46 AM

Dull race?! Again, as I said before, it's just a matter of preference. I'm one of some people who prefer close racing, fairing bashing, corner over taking.

But of course, there are people who like to watch their hero win, even if the riders finish 1 mile apart from each other. It's just a matter of preference. Nothing is wrong with that.

UncookedWeener - Unregistered

October 18, 2010 10:56 AM

Look I like Haydonk, but I doubt he'll ever get the better of any rider when it really counts, and lets not forget Rossi is far more experienced then the other frontrunners. Neither bike had a speed advantage, so going on about the inevitability of Rossi beating him is insulting to Nick and Valentino would probably be wondering how he can only manage to beat him by so little.
But i agree with Pete, anything to put the spotlight on the italian is priority for Crash.

aussie46 - Unregistered

October 18, 2010 10:57 AM

Each to their own, but i can't help wondering why so many Rossi haters can't wait for him to retire? the only answer I can come up with is that they all see Rossi as some big threat and want him out of the way to give their favourite more of the spotlight. Sorry mate ain't gonna happen :)


October 18, 2010 11:07 AM

Battle... What Battle? Rossie passed hayden then hayden followed him for about 10 - 15 laps. He passed Rossi on the last lap and Rossi passed him back. That was it... The Spies Simoncelli race was more of a battle.

But i guess it is Rossi so it must have been amazing. Even though Lorenzo put more and more time in to Rossi once he was 3rd...

I apologise. I should be bowing down and kissing Rossi's butt saying it was amazing and i want to have his children etc etc.

The amazing part of this race was Stoner. Pure and simple. He smashed eveyone. Pity he coudlnt have one or 2 more of these races early in the year.


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