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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Glenn - Unregistered

July 02, 2011 10:30 PM

I want to see Rossi at front mixing it up, but it isn't going to happen this year.

All of these disappontments must be boosting Stoner's confidence.

Hate to say it, but in a few racers we will hear how they have used up all of the 6 engines and will be THE reason cited for non-performance.

Love him or hate him, this isn't great for the fans or MotoGP...


July 02, 2011 10:45 PM

Reality bites - looking extremely uncompetitive & fading from collective memory.

Needs to pull his finger and try to pretend he can ride like Casey Stoner.

Looking more comfortable as a back marker every race.

Leyobahn - Unregistered

July 02, 2011 10:46 PM

How many years will it be before Casey, Jorge, Dani, Ben or anyone else in MotoGP gets a reaction like this from other world champs?

Rossi's time may or may not be gone, but jeez... go Vale!

MAC1198SP - Unregistered

July 02, 2011 10:46 PM

Oh dear. As the very proud owner of 4 different Ducati Super bikes in the last 6 years I am very worried about the commercial impact this season is having on the reputation of Ducati Corse.
Reputation is so very important to them and its what drew me into paying a premium of nearly 100% over the comparable Japanese Super bikes whenever I have handed over my cash for a piece of Italian beauty.
1. Ducati - do us all a favour and get Troy Bayliss on a 3rd Malboro Desmo so he can test development updates before you hand it to Rossi. Troy knows how to tame the beast and he had loads of input into Ducati's rebirth with the 1098.
2. Please go back to the trellis frame. It transfers the harsh torque into a nice "feeling" for the rider.
3. Move fairing design to something similar to the family Superbike (2012) design next year & please HIRE JOSH BROOKES for 2012 so you at least have one tough Aussie pushing the bike properly.
C'mon Ducati don't let the reputation of Rossi destroy the reputat

Zebra - Unregistered

July 02, 2011 10:54 PM

How about just buy a custom SPEC machine from Yamaha and put Ducati fairing on it?

You sucks Ducati! From WSBK to MGP

I don't care you are small factory or not, when Honda first fight at world championship they didn't cry these **** out. They lose then they went back and improve till they win.

123 - Unregistered

July 02, 2011 10:57 PM

ducati should swallow their pride and build a proper chassis like the japenese use because there making rossi and themselves look stupid.

Zebra - Unregistered

July 02, 2011 10:58 PM

And they win it fair and square, when the NR500 not working they change design not like you change scoring standard to have weight advantage in WSBK nor like you using tea rider testing "next year" machine on GP track and use that frame on current machine. You Ducati showed no respect to rules and other competitors, I'd be glad to see you fail.

Shmaussie - Unregistered

July 02, 2011 10:59 PM

MAC1198SP - You buy and ride bikes because of their "reputation"?

"Troy knows how to tame the beast" - That was then, this is 2011. James Toseland and Neil Hodgson "tamed the beast" in their era's too. Where are they now?

Josh Brookes is doing crap this year. Casey Stoner is a genius. Top rider, but PLEASE don't make out Aussie's are the be all and end all of bike racing! Look how many Aussie's are doing crap this year in all race series.

Love the fact that you think Ducati should take any advice from Josh Brookes to make Rossi better! LOLOLOLOLOL

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