MotoGP » Barbera top Ducati, Rossi aims for second row


"The understeer is still there, but now I think we have a place from which to work" - Valentino Rossi.

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Nadal - Unregistered

April 06, 2012 10:35 PM

myth exposed. Rossi was using the soft tyre and he was still 3rd ducati in the last practice.

Now considering there are 2 factory Ducatis surely that means the best 2 riders should get to ride them.

Ausrossi

April 06, 2012 11:11 PM

There are two things I take comfort from here. 1 he says the understeer is still there but says they can do something about which is something I have been waiting to hear. 2. Qualifying on the second row, last year he was so far back it was ridiculous if he gets on the second row that would be a good start to the season. As GPONE pointed out he 16 seconds behind at race end in 2011, if he gets well inside that say half I would call that progress. Rawdawg do you think Spies injury will play a part from what I read he packed up early?

Ausrossi

April 06, 2012 11:13 PM

Forget about Westminster he simply follows whoever is winning at the time, currently Stoner but once Jorge looks like he can keep up and the tide turns he'll be screaming Jorge's name...

RawDawg

April 06, 2012 11:25 PM
Last Edited 844 days ago

@Ausrossi

From my understanding Spies packed up early because their was a electrical problem with his 2nd bike that could not be fixed before the end of the session. It was not because of injury.

And from what I saw from Jerez and quickly looking at the times today I would say Rossi is beyond 16 seconds at race end. Last year here the soft was about 1 sec a lap better in QP compared to the hard. It looks to be that way this year as well. Rossi says he is consistant on the hard but for how many laps? He's been wearing tires good after about 10 to 12 laps. So a 22 lap race were he is already 1 second off the leaders plus a slowing pace due to tires could very well been well off 16 seconds. But maybe not so we will see.

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