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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March 26, 2012 4:03 AM

nice optimism pcxmac... but the headline is going to read Spies beats Stoner to the line...

lets not forget the last race of 2011 and how close that was... if jarvis and everyone else is right about ben picking up where he left off last year but lighter and even more fit then i can expect some wins... definatly going to be a regular on the podium i would say

2vforeva - Unregistered

March 26, 2012 4:18 AM

I thought they removed the testing ban for this winter. Why isn't he riding this thing every week? Am I wrong?
"Why asks"

Cause they only have a set amount of Bridgestone tyres to test on. I suspect Ducati is waiting for the next major change before they burn all their testing tyres up.

This of course would be a good indication that they have made a major change or new components are ready. AKA as soon as they start to test, you'll know something is up.

2vforeva - Unregistered

March 26, 2012 4:22 AM

Motion1 saz:
"if everyone else has been sitting on the grid waiting for stoner then his tires would theoretically still be warmer... i dunno ijust have always figured he does it every single race so there has to be some reason behind it whether it works or its just in his head i dunno

riders used to complain about him taking his sweet time getting to his grid position "

Why would you want to sit on the grid like an idiot with your bike overheating, tyres cooling and butterflies in your guts while the rest are still forming up?

I always try to get to the grid last when I race. So i don't have to wait and I still find myself waiting while two or three people find there grid positions.

nick881 - Unregistered

March 26, 2012 4:40 AM

I like that 2 people have disagreed with my previous post..... apart from saying Rossi's overtake was completely fair (tongue in cheek) everything else I said was factual.... how can you disagree with facts!!!???

bjr - Unregistered

March 26, 2012 4:52 AM

I see in my crystal balls that Rossi will be riding a CRT bike next season.

After 2012, Uncle Carmello will know exactly what concessions CRT need to "level the playing field" for Rossi's CRT in 2013.......

Gondya bhau - Unregistered

March 26, 2012 4:55 AM

these people surely need more time....

it was just yesterday that rossi gave up on the bike and it sounded as if things were hopeless till new parts arrive. and today these guys found a different basically there final setup going into their first race is just few hours old.....

and to say that this jerez test was solely for the purpose of finiding an optimum setup...there may be a better setup than this but which they havent tried yet......

another worrying thing is rossi's performance once the tires degrade...high 1.41's. he himself said(on gpone) that tire degradation is their big problem

it seems "Rossi always performs better in the race" may not be applicable this year

billie_morini - Unregistered

March 26, 2012 5:32 AM

If there is going to be a forkless front end discussion, it must also include other modern designs besides BiMoto's. James Parker developed his version called RADD that Yamaha put on a production bike in the 1990's. Then there is Julian Farnam with his A-N-D brand, which produced success in club racing and a little bit of AMA in the late 1990's / early 2000's. These systems provide amazing rides. It is the coolest thing to be heavy on the brakes entering a corner without any front end dive. But, I guess conventional telescoping forks work good enough because they haven't been replaced.

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