MotoGP » Riders talk on eve of Le Mans MotoGP action


“We need to improve, and the first target is to get on the podium as soon as possible” – Valentino Rossi.

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FRED - Unregistered

May 12, 2011 11:09 PM

Purely amazing. He's trying for just a podium spot when he's riding the bike that has won more races in the 800cc era than any other.

Purely amazing. It's as if they treat this bike one that's never raced before. What a loser.

Ich - Unregistered

May 12, 2011 11:30 PM

FRED,

you would deserve no answer, but I'm a little drunk, so...

-2007, a championship brilliantly won by Stoner on what seemed to be superior machinery BUT, also because of better tires.
Anyway, great job Stoner.

-The year after, Ducati was still the faster bike, but not so much as before (partly also because of the aformentioned tires). And he was beaten by "somebody" on an inferior machine (personally, I think that nobody's else in the history of this sport could have taken that championship from Stoner if not Vale, and this not juts because of Rossi, but also because I highly respect Stoner).

-From then on: purely amazing! A slippery slope. Only some wins here and there, but not chance of winning the championship.
The bike was, effectively, a one man bike, everybody else couldn't drive it.

-The last year, mostly, was the last step. Some wins, many falls, a chronicle lack of consistency. Ducati had gone from title winner to single drive-wild card.
To invert that, something ha

Westminister - Unregistered

May 12, 2011 11:30 PM

The bike that has won more races in the 800 era would be a Yamaha, you can look it up, I can wait...

However, if you are referring to Stoner having won more races than anyone during the 800 era, one would think that he would have more than one championship title to show for it.

I think having won the championship more than anyone during the 800 era, is far more impressive than having more race victories. Do you think Hayden would have like to have won more races in 2006 or have his title...?




Don-R

May 12, 2011 11:50 PM
Last Edited 1319 days ago

@ RawDawg, hoppy

Awful news indeed. And cruelly ironic that it should happen at Tech 3's home event, with the traditional Monster celebratory party already scheduled to go ahead. It's an incident that's bound to cast a gloom over the team at the weekend.

bender - Unregistered

May 13, 2011 3:33 AM

Hey haters can you remember as far back as the start of this article - rossi has three wins and seven podiums and le mans. That's not bad going is it? Take away 07 and stoner is left with nowt but his chip.

Ausrossi

May 13, 2011 4:23 AM

Love or hate Rossi, you would not have Doohan,Gardner,Schwantz,Rainey,Mamola,Lawson et al, going he cut me off into turn one, he rides too aggresively, stop following me etc etc. The number of times I saw these guys scrape fairings is inumerable, and hmmm I think it was just as dangerouse (if not more so) when they were rinding. Equally Jorge would even have a point if he had picked an example where Simo was clearly at fault. Watch the footage, Jorge clearly came in late a Simo shut the door Fault: Jorge.

funny how casey's fan say rossi can't win on a winning ducati and when rossi's fan boy say casey win more races on the ducati and crash more and in the end rossi is infront of casey on last year's championship......
and heeeeeeell yeah.... rossi has two championship on 800cc era........ casey is only 50% of that..... read 50% or half if you casey fan can't read

and then casey's fan is speechless.........

love it or hate it, rossi is still invited to the press conference even though not winnnig yet... hahaha.......

Westminister - Unregistered

May 13, 2011 6:08 AM

Those harping on Rossi for not wining yet are misguided. Rossi is not trying to beat the ghost of Stoner, he is trying to develop a bike that can beat anyone and everyone.

Stoner, lacks the symbiosis Rossi has with motorcycles. Although Stoner can win on the bike, he can't and didn't improve the bike. He only rode around the issues. I think that is why they got Hayden. Hayden is the type of pilot they could get usable data from, regardless of his input. Hayden was Ducati's criterion last year, which is why he seemly did so well, Stoner was always going to be Stoner and win a few anyway (albeit all too late)...


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