MotoGP » Valentino Rossi still far from the 'front'

“I can't load the front enough to enter fast, so I don't carry enough speed through the corner, and that's why we're far from the front”- Valentino Rossi.

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March 24, 2012 1:34 AM
Last Edited 1346 days ago

i really wish i had a life as exciting as yours posting rossi vs hater stats mate.

i think it was pretty ignorant on your part to leave out stoners starts stat , it would of told the bigger picture of all the other stats you never left out...cheers.

1001 - Unregistered

March 24, 2012 1:43 AM

One season with no good result was enough, better to think retired, and give the other young guns to get start the career, and start to be a mentor is more deserve for him

Billace - Unregistered

March 24, 2012 2:01 AM

I don't watch racing to follow statistics. The only numbers I really care about are podium positions that day. You're only as good as your last result.

We are seeing some things being done on motorcycles that are beyond what was possible before. The level of control and precision of the top guys is remarkable. That isn't to say that every one on the grid doesn't deserve a ton of credit and respect. The only time that isn't the case is when they aren't trying their best or riding as hard as a top rider in the premier class should.

Rossi is circulating, he should take some of his cash from Ducati, get a young and hungry rider to wear The Doctor leathers and teach him how to ride if he won't do it himself. he admitted defeat the first time he rode the Duc and a hundred Ducati's later not a thing has changed...

Scaleman - Unregistered

March 24, 2012 2:02 AM
Last Edited 1346 days ago

I left off Stoner consecutive start stats because I could not find them. This stat is of huge importance for the sport. Rossi hit 230 and can some please provide the consecutive start stats for Casey? Keep in mind we understand he gets the mystery illness/nervous belly/ poop in pants.
Regarding me get a life.. I post once a while in response to nonstop "yap" about Rossi was slow again... Maybe you should appreciate this fun online preseason action and get on with admitting Val is by far the greatest!

Meaningful records - Unregistered

March 24, 2012 2:14 AM

@Scaleman. Rossi's consecutive starts?

What about Rossi's factory Ducati record of consecutive bins?

He's binned it three times in a row now (and, yes, that is EXcluding the unfortunate accident he was involved in at Sepang). For all the problems of the Ducati, Stoner only managed back-to-back DNFs once (2009 Bruno and San Marino)!

I wonder if he's considering four in a row in Qatar? Hope not.

pcxmac - Unregistered

March 24, 2012 2:15 AM

Rossi still has it, he just needs to get better use out of the sides of his tires, Go back to Phillip Island before he crashed out last year, he was hard charging, we finally got to see Rossi working at his usual, ... fortunately the front end feel issues have been fixed, now the chassis/suspension/tires just need to come together, coupled with maybe some better electronic-wizardry for corner exit and Rossi will be at least 1 second faster on avg. Which is about how far hes down from the podium at the moment.

Ben Spies is catchable if they figure out how to get that bike to corner well, maybe they have to modify their 'new' chassis. Lord knows it took Honda at least half a season to figure out why their bike was worming on the straights.

Patience is key.

billace - Unregistered

March 24, 2012 2:25 AM

patience is probably hard to come by in Bologna these days.

The bike will be sorted in 80 seconds.

The front is is much better and the rider is feeling confident

Phillip Morris pays 30M euros for a rider with not a sniff of a win anymore

Company is for sale and is looking rather inept at supplying a solid racing machine after numerous attempts

Gondya bhau - Unregistered

March 24, 2012 2:29 AM

1.8 seconds off in a track like Jerez....with all the changes Ducati made in the new bike, it seems the new bike is only safer to ride...3 tests into it and rossi hasnt crashed once...other than that the bike seems to be giving the same problems....

understeer....lack of front end feel going into the corners....less corner exit speed.....and to add to it all..they even have less traction while exiting and a raw engine.....

rossi can do better on a CRT than this...this it seems is the last year these two are together...Ducati will blame Rossi for lack of performance while Rossi will blame them for not being able to solve these issues

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