MotoGP » Ducati debuts: Rossi, Hayden, Melandri, Stoner

Valentino Rossi's Ducati MotoGP debut compared with Nicky Hayden, Marco Melandri and Casey Stoner before him.

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December 10, 2010 1:03 PM

The stats looks no hope for VR...
It could be ended between 13-17 ???
That's why he put question mark on his helmet

Time will tell... 2011 .. more interesting (hopefully)

Go... Vale...


December 10, 2010 1:27 PM

That is exactly what got me so upbeat about Stoner's chances for 2007.He carried it through for Ducati for 4 years on the trot.
I'm not going to bash Rossi for a couple of reasons.
He comes to Ducati with enormous political and financial clout.
Secondly,he does not have the daunting prospect of joining Stoner,to contend with.
Jury is still out as to how capable he was of going quicker in the test physically,or did he even want to.
Too many ambivalent statements from Preziosi,post testing.
I'll give Rossi the benefit.But,a mediocre test in Sepang will not bode well for the team or his move.

FooAtari .

December 10, 2010 1:35 PM

What the hell is this rubbish?

I'm no Rossi fan, but you are comparing differen't bikes, different conditions, different tyres. And probably different test priorities.

Bloody hell, we have had one! test session in preparation for the 2011 season. They are plenty more to come. You can't possibly build a picture of what might happen next year from one test.

. Lucifer

December 10, 2010 1:37 PM

"Let the Rossi bashing begin..."

Nah, It was a brilliant 2 days of testing (126 total laps)for the injured Val, ending up being 15th fastest (3rd last)who a couple of days earlier qualified 4th and finished 3rd at the same race track.(132 total laps)
While the bike he was testing qualified 1st and finished 2nd during the race.

Yep, Im sure if any other riders test results ended like that they too would be very pleased with the results and all the information gathered.

I sincerely hope VR's shoulder (and also Dani's) is completely healed for the 2011.

Its going to be a cracker year.


December 10, 2010 1:48 PM

The main difference for Rossi next year is that Ducati would put wooden wheels on it if he asked, so eventually the bike will come good

These stats don't make Rossi look bad, they just make Stoner look very very good


December 10, 2010 1:59 PM
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I'm with you on this.

I'm no flag waving Rossi boy but without a doubt this "comparison" isn't worth a hill of beans and is complete garbage. There is absolutely nothing that can be drawn from it what so ever.

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