MotoGP » No Mugello miracle for Rossi and Ducati

"It's certainly a difficult situation, but to come here to Mugello and see all these flags and fans cheering always provides a big thrill and gives us motivation to return to the front" - Valentino Rossi.

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#27 - Unregistered

July 04, 2011 11:15 AM

This is going to turn into a Rossi Stoner debate at some point, so im not to bothered saying this.

Rossi's fastest lap of the whole weekend, which was in the race was still 4 tenths SLOWER than Stoner's 9th lap in the first free practice session.

that's gotta sting.

B. Andy

July 04, 2011 11:25 AM

This is transforming into a pathetic story.

I don't doubt Rossi's talent, but finally we have the living proof that "talent only" is not enough for a win.

I would like to see him battling in the front. It would be good for the championship.


July 04, 2011 11:29 AM

at least this picture shows all the riders hired behind Ducati Suzuki or Kawasaki motogp brand in past and now. Nobody knows how well is Hopper, Vermeulen, de Puniet, etc. When a base is wrong you can't do anything more.

dontcrash - Unregistered

July 04, 2011 11:39 AM

The Doctor actually did better than we think!

Valentino Rossi race distance 2011 42mins 16 secs

Dani Pedrosa race distance victor 2010 42mins 28 secs

Casey Stoner race distance 3rd 2010 42mins 53 secs

His riding that bike FAST, its just the others got faster...he'll bounce back though

Compare other dry races from last year and you'll see The Doctor is still has it :)

#27 - Unregistered

July 04, 2011 11:40 AM


Did you not hear the track had been re surfaced ? In the free practice session tha lap record had already been broken, so its no surprise everyone went quicker in race time.

Besides, we can no longer compare Rossi's and Stoner's times last year. Rossi is no longer on the same bike and trying to make this one like his old M1.

Impotenza Amicizia - Unregistered

July 04, 2011 11:47 AM

this statistics comparisons are useless really. 6th that counts. Fighting in midpack and eventually winning there. A fact. Like Suzuki in the end of 990cc era and at the 800cc beginning.
BTW this year's Ducati is the ugliest one starting from the 2003, the best were of course 990 with double exhausts at the back. The current red colour also is weird so I hope when they will sort out technical things they will comeback to initial paint scheme.

dontcrash - Unregistered

July 04, 2011 11:49 AM


Please go ahead and compare other dry races and you will see that they are faster this year even without the NEW ASPHALT!

The riders are just pushing more this year, could be Stoner pulling eveyone ... who knows!

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