MotoGP » Valentino Rossi celebrates first Ducati podium


“I knew I could beat Lorenzo, so that was my goal” – Valentino Rossi.

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Spyagent - Unregistered

May 16, 2011 8:09 AM

Fight with younger rider at 46 years old.....oh wait, in that picture, he looks like an old man, was just great, hope he continues the development forward and finally fight with the honda boys.

UserM4 - Unregistered

May 16, 2011 8:22 AM

Great to see Vale on the podium. Ofcourse if Simoncelli and Pedrosa finished the race, Rossi would've been 5th, but even that would be a fantastic result. Definitely making improvements and becoming more competitive every race. Not surprised to see such great results early in the season as he is Valentino Rossi.

Realistic - Unregistered

May 16, 2011 8:25 AM

Is 2nd & 3rd really 2nd & 3rd when you are 16 seconds behind the 1st...Do they actually have a right to stand on the steps or should they rather just get their points quietly and not make a celebration they actually dont deserve?

Green Monster

May 16, 2011 8:48 AM

@goat.eh, all well and good saying 'If this and if that' but it happened. I can say IF Rossi had waited half a lap to make the pass on Stoner at Jerez he would have won the race. He didnt wait and therefore didn't win. Your just making up extremely poor excuses to put down this achievement.

Cypher Unknown - Unregistered

May 16, 2011 8:48 AM

@ Realistic

Of course they have a right to stand on the podium. If you hadn't noticed, the battle between Dovi and Rossi was good one and they both fought hard for the podium places.

But then again, this matter includes Rossi, so we no doubt have to try and discredit him somehow, yes...?

Rossi bowing to the crowd on the warm down lap showed just how humble he is not...inherited a podium gifted to him.
If he had actually raced to 3rd by passing the riders in front rather than cashing in on their misfortune that result would have genuine credibility...but he didn't..so it doesn't.
Just like in Jerez actually.

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