MotoGP » Rossi, Simoncelli end season tied on points

Valentino Rossi ends his first MotoGP season with Ducati level on points with his late friend Marco Simoncelli.

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aaa - Unregistered

November 07, 2011 1:53 PM


But most of the paddock like CS, all the English journalists say his a good bloke and misinterpreted through his poor PR skills.. No offence but I'll take their word for it over yours and a couple of your mates... And Rossi has never said anything out of order or moaned when his lost, come on, he has and we all know that.

Nowt wrong with being angry at losing, his not there to be popular but to win.

Al t - Unregistered

November 07, 2011 5:12 PM

When Marco died the GP paddock was united in their sorrow. Old scores didn't appear to matter anymore. Those scores are always hyped by media and a healthy bit of friction makes the riders more competitive. What I don't understand is how so many people take things so personally on this site, and read so much into inconsequential things the riders say. Words alone mean nothing, body language a facial impressions are as rlevant. How do we know if something was said as irony or injest, if we are not there.

meatlovers - Unregistered

November 07, 2011 7:03 PM

rossi's post full of rossi's haters,
simoncelli's post full of simoncelli's haters
now, where's simoncelli's haters???
are you satisfy now that he's died huhhhhh!!!!!
i cant believe u haters still mocking rossi while he's still mourning his best friend
u haters are heartless!!!!!!

Dr GP - Unregistered

November 07, 2011 7:40 PM

Too much has been made of the links between Rossi and Simo and he is using it as PR spin - read the article by Schwantz on Superbikeplanet, watch the clips of the funeral on the motogp website, watch the soundbite clips of Rossi on BBC. Also try translating from Italian to English without losing the sentiment ever, especially when the statement is loaded with emotion and frustration. Once you have done both come back and make an intelligent comment.
As for too much being made of this inspiring Rossi, of course he would be motivated to do his best next year as that is his job but he has also just been involved in a tragic accident that killed a colleague and friend - unless heartless it goes one of two ways you either fall apart or find some inspiration in it.
When you see Capirex, Rossi, Lorenzo and Dovi at the funeral and on BBC you see dignity, respect and sorrow. For Dovi and Lorenzo they even swallow the pride from their rivalry with Simo. They have all gained huge respect from me

Dr GP - Unregistered

November 07, 2011 7:42 PM

For Rossi to even get back on a bike again two weeks later shows great courage in my book and given all I have said above - for those that sought out this article as a chance to slag off Rossi, suggest PR spin and ill intent, and goad his fans after what happened two weeks ago - shame on you.

idiots - Unregistered

November 07, 2011 7:48 PM

Some of you people have no respect for these guys that race because its what they love to do and we watch them because we love motorcycles and wish we were as fast as the slowest one out there.Your a liar if you say you don't.You talk has if you know these don't know S*#t......and you can't ride with any of them so turn off the computer and get a life.


November 08, 2011 2:30 AM
Last Edited 1634 days ago

Ive been racing bikes for almost 26 years and still continue to do so. I left track racing for enduro many years ago after seeing my best mate die after going head first into a 'safety' barrier. Simo's death has brought a lot of those memories back and so yes, I do understand much of what Rossi and the other riders must be feeling right now. They have nothing but my upmost respect, ALL of them.

So a friend of a friend of a friend told you that Stoner is stuck up huh? good for you! Ive met and chatted to Casey on a couple of occasions and can tell you first hand that he's just a shy introverted kid from the country but a pretty decent bloke when you get him to open up.

Why are you so angry with a guy who you have never met and has never done you wrong? What we should learn from Marco is that its only in their absence that we truly begin to appreciate these people and find that all our petty grievances amount to nothing. Lifes too short to be bitter all the time.


November 08, 2011 2:57 AM
Last Edited 1634 days ago

Great response.
The fact that Stoner's crew, the people that work with him day in and out, followed him to Honda says a lot for me. Stoner's restraint in discussion of Ducati and the parting of ways is also to his credit.
He is also a stunning and exciting rider that I can happily watch by himself. The last few races have reconfirmed that his cold tyre speed is sublime.

McLarenP - Unregistered

November 08, 2011 9:35 AM

This has got to be one of the worst years in MotoGP ever! The racing was dire - too predictable and quite boring unless you love to watch Casey Stoner out on his own, which also becomes seriously tedious after a while! Valentino had the worst year of his life - failed to give us any of his superb racing skill. Loads of injuries for riders to have to cope with, and worst of all, the tragic loss of Marco Simoncelli!! This will not be year to look back on with any real joy!!!

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