MotoGP » 'Difficult moment' for Rossi

“It's a difficult moment because we have different problems, the first is me and I need time to be at 100%, the second is the bike” – Valentino Rossi.

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SidVic - Unregistered

April 01, 2011 7:06 AM

Zzzzzzz, havnt we heard all this before? Do we really need to hear this soooo many times? This is not a dig at crash by the way, but Rossi is getting so boring now with his moaning and excuses.

Instead of moaning and trying to justify why your not doing a good job, why not try and let your riding do the talking and show that you can actually win on another bike, like Stoner has. Show the world and your fans why you are the 'GOAT'. If you cannot do this, or at least match what Stoner did on that bike, then that proves you are not the 'GOAT'. A great rider yes, a great rider on a Yamaha yes, but to be the greatest rider of all time you have to prove you can do it on different bikes, good or bad. Like Stoner maybe?


April 01, 2011 7:10 AM

I don't know about the "other bikes making a big step forward", if you look at the times from Qatar Honda and Yamaha are almost the same as last year, but the fastest Ducati was half a second a lap slower than the best race lap from 2010.

It's good spin though for the non enthusiast

Hell-a-Luyeah - Unregistered

April 01, 2011 7:12 AM

@#46, believe me, we know! We really know about the shoulder! Not only now, not only last week, not only last month, but since last year! Just like we know now about Dani from one or two statements he has made. We also of course know about the bike. And we really, really sympathize, at least those of us who dearly support you! Now how about letting those difficult moments rest for a whole - I mean rhetorically - and just simply concentrate on the best riding you can produce. Again, we know you wont win and dont expect you to. We will understand. We already do.

Hell-a-Luyeah - Unregistered

April 01, 2011 7:20 AM

@sidvic, your post had not come up by the time I typed mine. You can see both are in the same vein. Of course, Rossi has already proved that he can win both races and championships on different bikes. But yes, this verbal drama about his (no doubt real) injury is really harming him far more profooundly than any possible good he can imagine he is getting from harping on it so incessantly. And I am a fan!

yoyox - Unregistered

April 01, 2011 7:25 AM

Right man on the wrong bike at the wrong time. Many rider have difficult time like Vale. But only few of them can find good solutions and one of them is Vale. Maybe not today, he need time. Just like when he change from Michelin to Bridgestone in 2008. After that other riders following him.

comedson - Unregistered

April 01, 2011 7:34 AM

you r really stupid the riders have a press on thrusdays and he just answers whatever he is asked.he just sayed he is not yet 100% and cant ride the bike yet as it should more honest u want him to be bra.


April 01, 2011 7:38 AM

Completely agree about the shoulder just shut up and ride but then again these quotes are obviously from interviews. I agree he could simply say "look, can we stop talking about the shoulder". And maybe he should.
As for the performance as stated before taken to the edge (as Stoner used to ride it) the Duc is a 50/50 proposition, as demonstrated in the last 3 years where there were no WC simply because of too many DNFs. Rossi I agree is trying to make it a bit more Yam like (i.e. handles consistently). Some would say just ride it, this approach has been shown not to work by someone who is probably more sympatico with the Duc than Rossi, why repeat the same philosophy.

eds - Unregistered

April 01, 2011 7:45 AM

people speak as stoner won every race.we forget easily things he had a miserable year till end of year where he manage to win 2 or 3.he wasnt always fast and crashed alot.leave rossi alot seat enjoy the race and cherish ur fav riders.

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