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 11:05 PM

"We have chosen the wrong path"

And what a sorry saga in those few words. Has a major manufacturer ever been through so much development confusion?

It's getting harder to see light at the end of the tunnel, sorry to say.


April 07, 2012 11:07 PM

And yes R1 stick him back on the M1 and I feel pretty confident that he would place better than spies but hey unfortunately that will never happen. Should never of gone to Duc. I even believe that if Stoner was still there he would never win another world championship and while have much better results than Rossi would place about 5 or 6 at end of season.

John - Unregistered

April 07, 2012 11:10 PM


So what your saying is if you were being paid alot and you had problems you would give up? Nice mentality.

Hayden should put up a wall? That only happens at teams where both riders are fighting for the title, not a struggling team.

BIndun - Unregistered

April 07, 2012 11:12 PM

Can't wait to see Rossi working his way through the field and onto the podium. Lots of people posting have no respect for the ex King of race craft. He'll need to sort the bike out before the race however.


April 07, 2012 11:21 PM

"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!"

People question his TALENT, not his SUCCESS. Any reasonable person would not equate TALENT with SUCCESS directly, look in the past and there have been many more talented riders. Sometimes people forget that Grand Prix Motorcycle racing started in 1950 and not 1996...

snowy - Unregistered

April 07, 2012 11:25 PM

Rossi started to slow in pace in the last two years with yamaha and the trend is continuing with Ducati. I don't even think Rossi could ride the Yamaha or Honda better than Lorenzo or Casey anymore.

Simmy - Unregistered

April 07, 2012 11:27 PM

It's only qualifiying of the 1st race however, I think if Hayden is able to deliver a good result tomorrow and Rossi cruzes round with the CRT boys it will not look good. He needs a team where he can be the #1. That ain't Honda or Yamaha anymore (including Tech 3) or Ducati evidently. This will surely be the last seaon for Rossi and Burgess.


April 07, 2012 11:27 PM

oh, and it's silly how you bring up Loris Capirossi who could've won the world championship in 2006 on Ducati's best ever bike, it's as if you forget that he started to struggle massively only the year after when only the best riders could win on the 800cc bikes... did Loris Capirossi go over the hill or did he simply lack the talent of the best riders? obviously it's the latter...

Rossi is 33, not 83, he's not 'over the hill', he's just no where near as good as people thought he was, it's that simple. Same for Michael Schumacher.

John - Unregistered

April 07, 2012 11:28 PM

People question his ability, not his talent.

Rossi had wiped the floor with talented teammates and strong opposition for over a decade before 2010.

Obviously he's talented but when days like today hapen people wonder if he's still got it.


April 07, 2012 11:29 PM

re: "We have chosen the wrong path"

yeah, you guys went with an aluminum frame instead of a full trellis. not to say the aluminum wouldn't have won out, but in the time you were waiting for FTR to deliver, you can't tell me there aren't a half a dozen guys named either mario or luigi who could've had you a trellis jig'd up and ready to test along side those twin spars.

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