MotoGP » Valentino Rossi predicts low-tech MotoGP future

“We are going to have to ride bikes with less performance, which cost less and [are] maybe more fun” – Valentino Rossi.

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Yousef - Unregistered

December 21, 2011 5:39 PM

Rossi who? Is it that guy on the red bike who falls off alot and finishes mid pack? I remember now, people were saying he'd 'sort' the Ducati out, but instead sent it backwards? Thats the guy. After his comments about Stoner and being able to 'sort out' the winning bike, but failing miserably, i think his comments are now pretty hollow and irrelevant.

JamesK - Unregistered

December 21, 2011 5:42 PM

Funny how he never mentioned anything like this when he was with yamaha. Now that he doesnt have the best bike, he suddenly appears to want the gap between the different bikes to close up. Part of the reason funds are low is because people like him demand high wages or threaten to leave. Quite ironic that he says these words yet its people like himself who are partly to blame for the lack of funds in the first place.


December 21, 2011 6:29 PM

I wonder if crash will ever do articles about riders not named Stoner or Rossi. How about some more insight on Lorenzo, Spies, Pedrosa, Hayden, Bautista, Edwards, RDP, Crutchlow, etc.... Last time I checked these guys were pretty good too.

888 - Unregistered

December 21, 2011 6:37 PM

You don't talk about your rivals as much as you did in the past

It would be fun, but most of the time you have to be diplomatic about it now. Don't exaggerate to the media.

Diplomancy wasn't his strong point for the last few seasons. Seems eating a bit of humble pie has caused a rethink.

Sparky62 - Unregistered

December 21, 2011 6:42 PM

CRT will end up forcing manufacturers to come up with limited edition road bikes so the teams can take an already tricked up "production" engine and tweak it to almost current MotoGP performance. Remember Foggy's team in WSBK? Did anybody ever see one of those bikes registered and used on the road? I have no doubt CRT teams will already be supplied with specially built engines and/or components by the manufacturers that have had far more testing and quality control than the norm. CRT engines should be randomly chosen from the production line and the allowable CRT modifications done on those. So I think teams might find the CRT bikes cheaper, but the manufaturers might find them almost as expensive.

yzrm10 - Unregistered

December 21, 2011 6:44 PM

think most of the ppl posting comments here need to remember who singlehandedly brought the crowds back to motgp and made it interesting again.i mean seriously,how dull would it be if it was just Stoner n Lorenzo clones?after the misery of the robot Doohan winning everything,Rossis rivalries n spats made it a laugh again,he deserves every penny hes made from this else do you explain tv audiences in some countries being down 50%after he broke his leg?i dont hate Stoner,or Lorenzo or anyone but i do think Rossi is head n shoulders above everyone else for attracting spectators back to this sport,and god knows we need em right now.

some1 - Unregistered

December 21, 2011 6:47 PM

It's funny when a rider that can't handled the high-tech in a motogp machine such as CF frame and stressed member engine made a predictions about the low-tech domination. He seem can't let go the low-tech familiarity which was shadowed by the overpriced high cost technology.

Coming from a country that so familiar the high-tech engineering, he seem had a long way to catch up the knowledge and the ability to use the high-tech racing machine. I guess, he is a slow learner individual from a high-tech country.

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