MotoGP » Ducati turns the corner with new GP12


“The front-end feeling is by far the best of any Ducati I've ever ridden” – Nicky Hayden.

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herowassenna - Unregistered

February 03, 2012 3:45 PM

I would rather listen to the guys out there who risks their lives as opposed to anyone on these forums. Colin Edwards christened Rossi the GOAT. A lot of that is because he sees what the guys doing day to day.
I remember an interview in which Edwards was speaking after the 2005 British GP, he'd locked up 3 or 4 times and scared himself witless, looking at Rossis telemetry, he was practically locked up at every corner... this in the wet.
Rossi is coming to the end of his career, that much is certain, and yet, in spite of 2011 and having to sort out someone elses mess, he is still recognised as the main man.
I have no doubt that Stoner is a fast rider, you can see it every race, but his riding is different to Rossi's and as a younger man will take more risks.
I don't know how many watch F1, but Rossi is in many ways like Schumacher, Schumacher in his early years took crazy risks to drag performances out of the Ferrari, he developed the squad into a dominant force from 2000 to 2004, but

herowassenna - Unregistered

February 03, 2012 3:50 PM

as he got older, his experience countered his youth, and look at him now, a shadow of himself.
Rossi has consistently proven he can lead a team, he has always been capapble of over-taking, sometimes from way down the field or having qualified badly, yet he'd confound critics with places he'd pass. Even last year, many races he carried the bike forward, no matter where he started, he'd usually be leading Duke by the end.
Rossi has proved he's a racer. Stoney, whilst undoubtedly fast, hasn't.
I'll place money on the fact if Rossi is close behind Stoner in races this year, the pressure will cause him to fall off, look at Motegi last year. Or did he have milk before the start, lol

aaa - Unregistered

February 03, 2012 3:55 PM

@herowassenna

So why have the 3 riders who have won world titles when the GOAT was racing not been given the credit they deserve?

Good post until the last bit, had to have a dig....

motomoto - Unregistered

February 03, 2012 4:00 PM

What are the dim bulbs talking about ? ? ? ? ? Rossi is still over a second off the pace. Which puts him right about thew same as last year. Where is all this blind fantasy coming from? I guess that Crash being the only blog doing a victory dance for Ducati,, is only doing so, to generate these responses. At least VR himself isn't predicting even a podium yet,, I respect that. Job one is to fist finish a race less than 7 seconds from the winner. And right now looks to be an exact copy of last year.
Pray for rain Ducatista's,, pray for rain.....

Danno - Unregistered

February 03, 2012 4:03 PM

It's great to see the 15 Million(7 times world champ) Dollar Man AND Burgess AND Factory(we'll actually listen to our fastest rider this time we promise) Ducati can get in front of all the satellite teams.
All jokes aside Rossi WILL be on the podium almost every round.
What a great year ahead for Moto GP.

laugh@ yourcomments - Unregistered

February 03, 2012 4:14 PM

,, and the Ducati was always a winning bike, when you knew how to ride it. ,, and now everyone can ride it,, slow. mission accomplished!
One lost comment read something about Stoner's lack of feedback? He proved that he knows about turning an unsorted bike into a winning bike.
another comment read Rossi ",,,was an engineer". Rossi probably can't spell engineer. ,, but WAS one of the fastest riders ever,,, WAS!

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