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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vicripoll - Unregistered

December 24, 2011 11:42 PM

reading some of the comments on this topic, Rossi is a p**s poor rider, but I must say I have out qualified him many times on the PS3 some of the people on here need to stop hating Rossi and Stoner having raced myself (nowhere near to their standard) some of you guys make it sound so easy. WEEKEND WARRIORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Disappointed - Unregistered

December 26, 2011 11:44 PM

Rossi has always sought to position himself with the best he can get except this time with the Lame Duc so it only stands to reason he wants everything to be reduced to lower levels because the Duc can not match the lead bikes, he can match the riders (that we all know) but Honda and Yammaha wont even consider taking a call from him so he has to try and pull them back. If he was still with Yamaha he would be saying something completely different. I dont think he is over JL kicking his ass last year and as for Stoner, he (Rossi) always knew that he is the only one that could come close and now on the Honda, the only time they were close this year was on the starting grid. He really must be pissed off at Ducati for what they expect him to ride, such a great rider now taking an even greater slid down the slope of the Ducati failure!


December 28, 2011 1:18 AM

@ ChakDey, I too noticed in the slow-mo video how both Edwards, and Vale, even though blocked from view, reacted to Marco coming undone on his bike. They both looked to nearly throw themselves off to do everything possible to avoid striking him. Both deserve credit for top reflexes. I've not watched the video again, as it's too much to stomach still, but it replays in my head. RIP Simo.

Johnny13 - Unregistered

December 28, 2011 9:57 PM

My god I thought it was nearly new years day not April FOOLS day. So many disengenuous comments that make it hard to understand what some people actually watch? MotoGP is dangerous as is WSB as is BSB as is BSS as is WSS as is as racing is dangerous, costs a fortune and makes a mockery of ANY other sport as none of the true elite in any series get paid NEARLY what they are worth....its us hardcore watchers/spectators/TD'ers/racers, that need to keep making the sport better known more focused and with greater reach, by telling our family and friends to keep an eye out for when its on, taking them to a race. The true racers will always be quietly forgotten as they do it for fun at the TT, but then we need to keep thesponsorship going to keep the teams competing at the ''lowly'' little TT event every year

McLarenP - Unregistered

December 29, 2011 10:45 AM

I cannot believe that some people really do think that Valentino Rossi can't ride a bike!!!! Er, Hello !!!!
What Valentino is saying is perfectly logical and in my opinion the only way MotoGP is going to have to go if it is to keep us all watching! Manufacturers are pulling out of motorbike racing left, right and centre because they can't afford it. Electronics cost a fortune and are something that can be done without so would it be better to have races with a small handfull of bikes on the grid giving fairly monotonous "racing" and hardly any spectators, or have a fuller grid with more basic machinery, good riders and more exciting, spectacular racing with much bigger crowds?? It's a no-brainer really!!!

Tellitasitis - Unregistered

January 05, 2012 12:06 PM

Agostini is quoted as saying "Rossi needs the perfect bike to win" which is why he wants a low tech solution, easier to get a perfect bike when everyone is on the same bike (so to speak)

OK Rossi boys I know what you are thinking...
....what would this "hasbeen" know! well... he is only the TRUE GOAT

Fabio - Unregistered

July 01, 2012 5:49 AM

Rossi has not said anything about the Ducati pulibcly. He has a gag order not to talk about his ride until after the new year. This was required by Yamaha in return for letting Rossi test at Valencia. +10Was this answer helpful?

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