MotoGP » Worst Mugello qualifying for downbeat Rossi

"We expected to go better at Mugello, and instead we struggled here as well" – Valentino Rossi.

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July 02, 2011 7:41 PM

It seems the only way Rossi is going to be fast on the Ducati is for him to adapt his style to it more because it's becoming evident that the bike isn't going to adapted to fit him. Can this happen is yet to be seen.

kukisan - Unregistered

July 02, 2011 7:50 PM

What Rossi is going through can be compared to Schumacher at F1.New team new equipment, but when Legends backs are against the wall they come out fighting. right them off at your peril.


July 02, 2011 7:53 PM

Honesty best policy...'and I can't ride the bike well'
Afternoon and dry on this surface.
You blokes had a gazillion laps recently on Mugello's dry afternoon surface.
Sure,that was testing the 1000cc or whatever ?.. 801cc 2012 bike.
Knock it off.
The only positive for Ducati this weekend is that both Valentino and Nicky have a wealth of experience and good racecraft in their favour.
A little front end push into the unknown by either rider may yet yield a solid result...or disaster.

Ice Cube - Unregistered

July 02, 2011 8:05 PM

This is also comparable with the 2006, matter-fact 5 years ago was even worst, when Vale had multiple bike issues. He fixed his issues after the Summer Brake and made an amazing comeback.

He got a great set of skills in developing and fixing a problem, so i have no doubt that he will change that Ducati in no time.

Go Rossi !

victorfrey - Unregistered

July 02, 2011 8:15 PM

i must admit there will not be a miracle 1.8second behind.i'm out of breath.they must stop it now.notning to say to argue.something must be done before is too late.if not italy will burn his best motoracer is a collectif suicide.with defeat comes discourage,and then vicious cercle of routine.rossi could lose all his sense of good feelings his rightuous judgment.when you dive into trouble you see only trouble.the feeling of a pilot is the base if you lose the base than what do you want to built.come back to the base simple thing.give this ducati engine a skeleton .


July 02, 2011 8:42 PM

How many times has a ducati out qualified Rossi? big deal, it means nothing no points it has always been like this, even when Rossi was winning he sometimes was not on pole, it's about race pace . He will be top ducati but does not care about that title cos he wants to win it's only you guys that mention another ducati being front of him in qualifying. Why?

Engine - Unregistered

July 02, 2011 8:48 PM

This design might have potential (I don't think so), but fact is, it can't be set up. Whatever you change on the bike, it's basic behavior doesn't change. Hayden is as fast on Friday as he is on Sunday. Rossi and his team can't make any progress, because the bike doesn't respond to changes... The rear is good, the engine is good, the transmission is good, Ohlins is the same for all... The front frame s***s. Front response dies on the engine, doesn't reach the rider. Preziosi has to realize it. Too bad, this season is long and it can be thrown into trash... What bad can happen with a Deltabox, it would be a second faster at least, than this crap.

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