MotoGP » 'Upset' Rossi ready to ditch new Ducati

"Now we think maybe to come back to the normal, standard, bike. Maybe after Brno" - Valentino Rossi.

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obsolete - Unregistered

July 16, 2011 6:17 PM

It is not easy to say anything positive about Rossi at this time, but at least he is somewhat trying. I know that I would be quitting already, specially if I had 9 titles in my belt.
No, Rossi isn't putting his whole heart into it, but he hasn't thrown the towel yet, which is something to be acknowledged.

Still, GP11.1 or not, I don't think things will get better. That bike is getting on his head!


July 16, 2011 6:20 PM

I said it earlier but I'll say it again - Rossi fire Ducati and approach Honda. Finance and run your own team! You have enough cash and would certainly get the sponsorship to do this. The dream team match of Rossi & Ducati has not worked out. I use to think Rossi could win on anything, even a Vespa scooter. Let's see what Rossi could do with a Honda again. Respect to Stoner for the past few years on that Italian beast though :)


July 16, 2011 6:20 PM

So its all boiled down to this....after a lot of pre season BS and everyone going on about how him and Burgess will turn this heap around in no time....Ducati and Rossi's reputations is left in tatters and it will haunt them forever...
Rossi's ego + 15000000 euros and a team who have no clue what they are doing....what a joke...and people are calling for Toni Elias to be fired????serious questions now.....Honda and Yamaha must be laughing their heads off.

Walt - Unregistered

July 16, 2011 6:21 PM

" I don't know what we can do for tomorrow"

Here's a tip Valentino, Have the crew add 15 lbs. of ballast to the front of the engine and try it in the morning warm-up. You'll find that the bike might even steer for once.

135+ - Unregistered

July 16, 2011 6:21 PM

"Despite his problems, Rossi is fourth in the world championship after eight of 18 rounds."

He has hit rock bottom and people are calling for his "retirement", but he is fourth!

These are dark days for Rossi, possibly the worst of his career, but you really think he's just gonna give up and disappear (as much as many on here want him to)? You don't know what this man is about!

The atmosphere between Ducati and Rossi must be ice cold right now. Alas he DID back himself into that corner, but even if it turns truely sour, Rossi won't give up fighting.

some1 - Unregistered

July 16, 2011 6:27 PM

What if when Hayden got his GP11.1 finishing on podium at Laguna Seca race?

I presume, Hayden's GP11.1 is without any modification that customized to Rossi's preferences.

Day by day, it's solidly proven that Rossi know nothing about the Ducati machine.

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