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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November 09, 2011 8:11 AM

i was hoping that ducati would ditch the L-4 90 degree engine design before getting rid of their revolutionary cf/stressed member engine chassis design.

i liked the fact that they were different. the frame design was much cooler than the damn L-4. they kept the wrong concept imo. oh well.

quick question...i know there is "mechanical grip" (suspension etc.) but what is the proper term for the grip provided by the frame when the bike is leaned over?

London Al - Unregistered

November 09, 2011 8:57 AM

The extra torque of the 1000's will make sure that Stoner, the undoubted king of rear wheel steering, retains his title.

Does anyone really doubt that if Stoner was on the same bike as Rossi, he would make him look as pathetic as Lorenzo did when both were riding Yamahas ?

For next year my prediction is that Rossi will be left to flounder mid-pack until he retires at the end of 2012.

McLarenP - Unregistered

November 09, 2011 9:07 AM

To show how good a world champion you are, you need to have consequetive titles! It's not so good if you win one year, then nothing for what, 4 years or so! A truly brilliant rider wins year after year, after year! Who's the only one that has done that in the last 10 years ???????
The answer speaks for itself.

Closed ears! - Unregistered

November 09, 2011 9:19 AM

Could I just say that approximately half the people here are wasting their time.

I work in the motorcycle industry so spend all day every day amongst motorcyclists and the one thing that typifies the die-hard Rossi fan is that they simply CANNOT accept the fact that he is anything less than the greatest, nor can ANY credit or acknowledgement be given to his rivals. No evidence no matter how cut and dried will or can change this, there will always be another way of looking at it or failing that it will just be ignored.

Those people on here behave just the same as real life, logical debate is futile!

Stavros - Unregistered

November 09, 2011 9:41 AM
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The '*******' managed beat Rossi repeatedly on a less developed version of the Ducati Rossi now averages about 7th on. And this was back when Rossi was on the hands down best bike out there! Now the tables are turned Rossi is being humiliated by Stoner.

You can compare years where an experienced Rossi on a factory bike acheibed a better title position than an inexperienced Stoner on very non factory machinery if it makes you feel better, but anybody that knows anything about GP will not be convinced at all.
Removed name calling.

sam - Unregistered

November 09, 2011 9:47 AM

i see everyone is over the death of Sic,

Crash is back to its normal self once again. :/
will be interesting to see what comments are said when Casey starts to lose some form and or races.
oh that's right, we will barrack for the next guy thats winning.

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