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Full qualifying times from the German MotoGP at Sachsenring, round 9 of 18.

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jesus - Unregistered

July 16, 2011 3:15 PM

rossi has a massive challenge to compete for the top spots this year - from where he is now will he be able to do it? I think all racing fans are hoping so but on current performance theres a sh*tload of work to do nd its looking more doubtful session to session

mick - Unregistered

July 16, 2011 3:17 PM

Nothing in it between the front row guys.It all depends who gets the best start.Watch out for Dani!
Also watch out for turn 11 when the tires are still not up to temperature.
Rossi in 16th place is hard to get my head around.Someone said he has thrown the towel in.Looks like it to me.He better get things together soon or he is going to lose alot of face.

monster

July 16, 2011 3:22 PM

I don't buy this....I am not one of the yellow tinted glasses brigade(more of a Rossi realist)but he is one of the top 4 or 5 riders in the world.

To be that far back with the resources he has access to is starting to look like a deliberate "go slow" program by Rossi to force Ducati into building something he can ride.

The Ducati/Rossi marketing steam roller is going off the rails(just read some of the anti-Ducati posts on this site) so sooner or later the bean counters are going to force the engineers to make wholesale bike and/or staff changes to get Rossi back up the front

I don't like to sound like a conspiracy theorist but that's what it is starting to look like

samas

July 16, 2011 3:28 PM

"jesus.
True the oldies may not have reached the same speeds, but they did not have the same tyres, brakes, frames, forks, etc no traction control
I've been watching racing since the early fifties and the only two races that I can compare then and now with is the UGP and the IOM as they are the only two tracks that hav'nt changed since 69 up to the presant the average lap time has only improved by half of one mile per hour per year and taking into consideration 500cc was the biggest bike raced at the time.
well perhaps you are who you say you are.

RawDawg

July 16, 2011 3:32 PM
Last Edited 1005 days ago

"@Rawdawg, keep repeating what your told, a real sign of intelligence."

@pcxmax

"I take it nobody has heard about the infighting at Ducati?" - did you not just post that?

EDIT by CRASH.NET! Lay off the personal attacks.

d8oNa675

July 16, 2011 3:34 PM

The Duc in current version has been about a second and a half off the front since released.
Difference here is that times at this track are alot closer because the track is one one of the shortest.
I agree it doesn't look good!
They looked to be getting a lot of rear wheel spinning, so they might find a way to get more traction overnight. It won't catch them up the full 1.5, but hopefully he can fight through!
Brilliant ride from Stoner! He's gotta be hard to beat tomorrow!

samas

July 16, 2011 3:38 PM
Last Edited 1005 days ago

"jesus
Just read your last comment about Vale winning before the year is out if you believe that (no offence meant to Vale) you really must be he.(your namesake that is)
If not you had better start praying 24/7 for the rest of the season.

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