MotoGP » Dark night for 'worse' Rossi

"The problems that we had before were worse... we'll also look at Nicky's data and try to do better" – Valentino Rossi.

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April 07, 2012 10:46 PM

that said, if he was on a Honda or a Yamaha i believe he would competitive. it's not that Rossi has lost 'it', it's just that he's never had 'it' , in this case that 'it' would be the talent to ride a chronically understeering bike with a crazy aggressive engine, something completely the opposite to the agile, pointy and gentle Yamaha he had been so successful on.

funnstuff - Unregistered

April 07, 2012 10:47 PM

ahahaha! finally Rossi is getting a dose of his own medicine.
For years I've been telling you people he is no better than other great riders.
His championships were only due to having the best bike, special tires, getting the newest parts, most factory support and never sharing the good fortune with his teammates.

This is beyond sad.

Once they work out the problems with the Ducati of course he'll do much better, but obviously the title is between Stoner, Lorenzo and maybe Spies or Pedrosa.

Most likely is Stoner once Honda works our their frequent early bike design chatter issues.

derek hyland - Unregistered

April 07, 2012 10:47 PM

valentino is still the best rider to date but unfortunately all good things come to an end vale should look at world supers or maybe 4 wheels but thanks for the last 10 years of incredible racing

funnstuff - Unregistered

April 07, 2012 10:49 PM

Rossi still has talent for sure but has lost confidence in the bike so it's smart of him not to push, but let's remember Lorenzo was kicking his butt on the Yamaha and Rossi crashed out getting injured.

Maybe Rossi's vision is no good anymore because of his age..
When you get older your sight changes and that can definitely effect your racing.

Rossi, you better go the eye Doctor and fix your sht.

Andrew Long

April 07, 2012 10:50 PM

It will soon reach a point when a) Rossi is simply not justifying his salary to Ducati/Marlboro, b) he will not be missed in the Motogp paddock by Dorna and c) his once loyal fans turn against the GOAT.

When these are true - Rossi will be gone gone from Motogp whether he quits or is pushed.

I would love to see him in WSBK just to p*ss off Biaggi.

How soon they forget - Unregistered

April 07, 2012 11:01 PM

"valentino is still the best rider to date but unfortunately all good things come to an end vale should look at world supers or maybe 4 wheels but thanks for the last 10 years of incredible racing "

The only sensible thing anyone has said about Rossi in the last 2 days!

His time has come, yet it suddenly means all his past glory was fake and due to no competition and every other conceiveable advantage you can come up with to discredit the guy? Sheesh, like a pack of wolves on here... Capirossi used to be great and look how he ended. It will happen to Lorenzo, Stoner and the rest one day.

Cheers for the good times Rossi!


April 07, 2012 11:03 PM

Not a Rossi Fan but i think if you stuck him on a M1 he would be in the top 6,He just hasn't gelled with the Duc and seems to be almost to the point of giving up.IMO Ducati should go after a younger rider next season and build there bike around that person.


April 07, 2012 11:03 PM

Apart from a few troll comments on here I can't argue with any of this, last manufacturer bike is just ridiculous, and I saw his last lap and No6 not sure who it was was all over his ass and it did not look like one of the factory bikes. He looked all at sea. Now understeer can be extremely unnerving but he is getting $20M. I would also suggest they get rid of Burgess, this is now the second time they went one direction, the wrong one. Get fresh eyes and Rossi maybe learn to stand alone. But I like Rossi have no excuse for this the truth is plain to see.

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