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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Race Official - Unregistered

July 03, 2011 9:23 AM

I think another problem - in addition to the CF frame - is Rossi's age. At 33, you just don't take the risks you would have at 23 years of age. Stoner obviously was prepared to ride on the limit, and sometimes paid the consequences. I don't think Rossi is prepared to risk crashing, especially when the season is already gone.

Ausrossi

July 03, 2011 9:51 AM
Last Edited 1173 days ago

First off RawDawg, normally I find some of your stuff too vitriolic but both comments I read on this discussion were spot on. And I was always worried when Rossi made comments about the Duc because it would come back to haunt him.

However, in relation to Race Officials comment I disagree, Rossi has always been about completing races hence why he has the most consecutive starts and 9 WCs. I think that he feels that it taking it over the edge might gain wins but is not a WC winning strategy as Stoner demonstrated in later sesons. Also I honestly think that the playground is different Honda were on a par with the rest now they are well in front and I don't think Stoner in kamikazi mode would podium in this situation or certainly not often.

"This is also comparable with the 2006, matter-fact 5 years ago was even worst,"

on rawdawg's counter comment: "huh?"

"By this time in 2006 Val had already won 3 races and this year he's been no where near even winning 1. So how in the world was it even worst in 2006?"

me said:
as rossi's fan, i've got to admitted that his performance on ducati is below some people expectations. his still strugling to get to know about ducati or what's furusawa said: "rossi got confused with ducati".

related to your posted, i dont like the tone of your comment on what other have said. it's getting too strong. ("HUH???')

as usual, if some motogp fans especially rossi's had posted their comments, if you disagree then suddenly you put a bomb with your "two thumbs up knowledge" on them.

you're just an ordinary fan here, just like the others, no more no less.

victorfrey - Unregistered

July 03, 2011 10:55 AM

sincerely ducati must fired preziosi becoz the bike is not good and in 2007 DUCATI AND STONER DIDN'T WIN ,rossi lost it's not the same. so in 10 years the results are not at the level of expectation

DucatiRossi46

July 03, 2011 10:58 AM

Good thing is actually he admitted that he can't ride the bike well. They're trying to solve too many problems at a time and its just not working for them. He's tied to Ducati for another season and he can't run away from this situation. I just hope he pushes the Ducati to its limit, this is a big big day for Rossi and Ducati. Hope they do well..

MM - Unregistered

July 04, 2011 12:50 AM

An apposite comment from Kevin Ash in the Torygraph review of Goodwood, although he mistakenly calls the chassis carbon-fibre, when CF was only used, (late on), for the swinging arm - the frame was aluminium honeycomb.

"...the Heron Suzuki RG500 GP bike, with its carbon-fibre honeycomb chassis, designed for superior stiffness with less weight...might have seemed like a dead end but it was an important step to discovering that, unlike cars, motorcycles handle best with optimum chassis stiffness rather than the maximum."

Ducati seem to be repeating history. You'd think they'd at least try an aluminium airbox/subframe as it would be quicker to build new versions with different combinations of lateral and longitudinal stiffness to sort out the front end feedback problems.

shamarone

July 04, 2011 1:32 AM

re: "Most eloquently put my friend, though your memory of repsol sponsorship among others seems somewhat diminished. I do remember a certain Mick Doohan riding a repsol flavored color scheme."

i know, thats what i mean. repsol's not new. they've been around forever as a MAIN sponsor.

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