MotoGP » Rossi seeking to revive home Mugello magic

"I hope there will be a big crowd and that I'll be able to do better than we've managed until now, because this is a very important race" – Valentino Rossi.

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Azee - Unregistered

June 29, 2011 3:18 PM

Wow looking forward to the race alot of positives can be taken from the assen race 4th place first time out is great possibly would have been higher had it been a closer race

aaa - Unregistered

June 29, 2011 3:27 PM


For it to be a closer race Rossi has to be faster than 30 seconds from the winner... Possibly could have been 6th...

All ifs and buts other than the stopwatch does not lie....

Fan - Unregistered

June 29, 2011 3:42 PM

He need not go for a win, he will still be mobbed by the crowd. Sports fans are mostly brain dead. They mob their own countrymen even when they had acted in the most horrendous way. That had been the case with Maradona, both as a player and manager. In Rossi's case, he can finish last in this race, and still go on with his comedian side-shows after the race without fear. He can even be assured of getting applause from the crowd when he puts on another one of his "shows".

Oh no - Unregistered

June 29, 2011 3:57 PM

It will be interesting to see how Rossi and the Ducati go this weekend.
With the two days testing he has already done around Mugello on a similar bike we will see if he can be nearer the front.

The finishing 4th last time out is not a good indication of progress as he was the furthest from the front he has been this season in the dry.

More importantly he is yet to beat any of Stoners 2010 times in either quali or the race in dry conditions. Assuming Stoner finished the race in 2010.

Not a dig at any rider. This just highlights the lack of progress Ducati are making with this years bike.
While Handa and Yamaha have moved forwards.


June 29, 2011 4:01 PM

Last year even though Stoner and Hayden qualified 3rd and 4th, Stoner finished 4th here but was blown away by the factory Hondas of Pedrosa and Dovi along with the factory Yamaha of Jorge. After last week, I can't see the Ducati all of a sudden being better then the factory bikes of Honda and Yamaha here this year either after so little time.

Fan - Unregistered

June 29, 2011 4:11 PM

Now for the prediction.

ROSSI(yes, he will beat Stoner)

I might not like Rossi as a person, but he is a god on two wheels, even I can't deny that.

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