MotoGP » Rossi: Not bad for a first taste...


"The engine seems to be pretty good already... On the other hand, I'm a little slower in mid-corner, and we also have to try to improve rear grip " – Valentino Rossi.

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nick881 - Unregistered

November 09, 2011 7:15 AM

It's always funny how crazy people go at testing time.... This is a test not qualifying. The lap times area good indication of where the riders and bikes are at just now but it's not a be all and end all. The Hondas are incredibly fast, 1 second over the next best. But even Pedrosa and Stoner don't feel 100% happy atm.

As for the Ducati, people should read a little more info before making brash statements. Read what Preziosi said on Monday, check out the Motomatters reports. The new frame was reported back in mid-august so it's not a surprise. And although they changed the frame the geometery is exactly the same (good engineering changing one thing at a time) so it could explain why it's not right yet. They call it step zero, the begining of the road to the GP12 design.

So for pitties sake everyone be patient and lets hope we get a better season of competition in 2012. And I would have hoped that after the tragedy of last month fans would learn to show a little more respect to the

nick881 - Unregistered

November 09, 2011 7:17 AM

cont........

So for pitties sake everyone be patient and lets hope we get a better season of competition in 2012. And I would have hoped that after the tragedy of last month fans would learn to show a little more respect to the riders, even if for some reason you don't like them, they are out their risking their lives to entertain us. And I question if any of you would criticise them to their faces? I think not, they are far better than any of us could hope to be.

SwissJudge

November 09, 2011 7:28 AM



Given how Rossi tends to take things step by step this is a very good sign of things to come.

Looks like FP and the sales and marketing gurus at Ducati have finally stepped aside and allowed aluminium instead of the other crap. Why? Because while Ducati have struggled with carbon fibre the others have moved on. English frame and a Italian motor and tranmission. Should be a killer combination.

But it took the reputation of the RossiBurgess squad to make it happen. Burgess must be very very happy.

Now that Ducati can now concentrate on the motor and transmission things should even up a bit with Honda and Yamaha having to do it all themselves. Correction Yamaha does it mostly themselves whereas in addition to inhouse work Honda scouts around with loads of cash out bidding others on patent aquisitions.

bridgestone - Unregistered

November 09, 2011 7:48 AM

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49 agree. 55 disagree.
motogp's only ever champ. the rest are just pretenders


49 most dumb people on earth agreed with this also dumb person.

Rossi the only ever champ of motogp?!

so in the WHOLE history, sinds the beginning of motogp Rossi was the only champ?

LMAO........... :)

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