MotoGP » 'Pleased' Valentino Rossi bins 'bad setup'


“We made some mistakes at Sepang II chasing a bad set-up. We changed the set-up, first the rear and then the front, and now I enter the corners pretty well again” – Valentino Rossi.

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Biddy114

March 26, 2012 6:49 AM

As an unabashed Stoner fan, primarily because of his sideways, two wheeled sliding efforts in turn three at Phillip Island and the fact that im Australian and i understand his demeanour and matter of fact interview answers, Im happy to see Ducati and Rossi making positive steps towards a faster and more competitive bike, Im sure Stoner would draw greater satisfaction from beating Rossi in a head to head battle on track as opposed to only seeing him on the starting grid and then the warm down lap.

Biddy114

March 26, 2012 7:05 AM

@TheHorseWithNoNamE
I think even though 2011 didnt provide much opportunity, Stoner still has a special spot for beating Rossi (and as he should as Rossi is still the most credentialled guy in the paddock, by a considerable margin)
In one of Stoners interviews in AMCN last year i believe he said he still cites Rossi as the most enjoyable guy to beat. And that could only be increased if it were a last corner duff up as opposed to 30 seconds difference.
But it must be said that he would acknowledge Lorenzo as his biggest rival to the championship.



TheHorseWithNoName

March 26, 2012 7:33 AM

@ Biddy

I read that article too. AMCN has some cracking interviews with Stoner that would cause the internet to melt down (see the twittervese explosion for the Stoner's career win-loss stats against Rossi picture) if Crash published some of Stoner's comments.

London Al - Unregistered

March 26, 2012 8:45 AM

Stoner is brilliant, he has his knee and elbow on the deck while two wheel power drifting - every race and every lap.

Rossi has never ever had this ability, in comparison with Stoner he is poodling around with both wheels in line.

My guess is that Rossi will keep on taking the money, while remaining uncompetitive, until Ducati get tired of his lame excuses - like the rest of us.

Codger - Unregistered

March 26, 2012 9:06 AM

After the 2nd session a poster was quite critical of Rossi's "lack of effort" and "not working hard enough"

In the 3rd session only 1 rider (Nicky) put in more laps than Rossi and that was only 1. So I'm waiting for someone to give Rossi his due on his work ethic.

Nickb - Unregistered

March 26, 2012 9:25 AM

VR has been a gr8 champion and gr8 MotoGP.

But as with all gr8'sthe time has come for the next generation to take over.... These guys are quicker!!

VR fans enjoy his riding while it lasts, I see 2 more seasons at most.

Irate to say it, but VR will never win another title. If he does WOW!

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