MotoGP » Valentino Rossi lashes out after Qatar nightmare

“It's unrideable, and it doesn't make much difference what track we are on” – Valentino Rossi.

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alol - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 10:37 AM

l thought that the "Hustle" programme finished
Ducati are the "Mark" and Rossi is "Micky Bricks"
The 15 million con is definitely on.....................

Reality - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 10:37 AM

@Been there seen them all..
I heard that too. Apparently the funds will come from the successful outcome of the law suit about to be launched against Rossi and Burgess. Charges laid? Fraud and deception!
"I can fix the bike in 80 seconds"..."Stoner doesn't ride it hard enough".
These comments, of course, were made in regards to the same Ducati, handed over no less, to Rossi and JB, after 3 WINS on the trot!

John - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 10:38 AM

Surprised he cares. If it was me I'd just toddle round and collect the $20million.

Stoner been complaining about front end problems since 2007 and its taken them 5 years to slightly improve it. It's obvious the team are incompetent. People act like Hayden and Barbera were fighting for the win but the fact is they were only 5 seconds up the road, sad times for Ducati.

bayokyok - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 10:40 AM


yamaha picked lorenzo over rossi because lorenzo is the best? hahaha. did you forget 2008 and 2009? were lorenzo and rossi on different bikes? and who won those years? was it lorenzo? and now you say lorenzo is the best?

mickkyD - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 10:41 AM

I admit, I've never really liked Rossi. To me, he is bike racing's Mohammed Ali - an over rated flamboyant showman. But, unfortunately most people foolishly fall head over heals for these type of people without taking a good look at them - they become unquestioning worshipers. However, be that as it may, witnessing Rossi's humiliation (or exposure)is very unsettling to watch. I'm sure most bike fans don't want to see this happening. Indeed, he has had his time - most level headed people know he won't be on the podium again. But, I hope Rossi can salvage some dignity and bow out with his head up. Lets all show the man some respect and not put the boot in when he's down. After all, he does have 7 major titles to his name.

Dynamic Donkey - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 10:43 AM

We are constantly told that this man is the GOAT,yet he hasnt won a race since October 2010.We are constantly told that Stoner only won races when on the best bike.Was the Ducati the best bike in 08,09 and 2010?
Yet Stoner still put it on the podium time and time again.Why cant Rossi?
If there was ever a case of only winning when on the best bike it is this man.Put him on anything that is difficult to ride and he shows that he is no better than anyone else.Even Bradl beat him yesterday at his first attempt.And people call Stoner a moaner.We are all getting fed up with this guys excuses.If he walks away from Ducati this year it will be the most epic failure in Motogp history.


April 09, 2012 10:43 AM

Not a fan of VR but do know he has ability just not on the duc the only person who can ride it to wins was KS but if he had been on BS yahama today i bet he would have been up the front . Don,t know why but no-one seems to have the style except KS to tame the ducs .

jetrip - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 10:44 AM

Rossi ducati its like a square into a round hole its just not a bike that suits him we all know that 2013 he will be with gresini both him and alvaro out of contract.

Keith Harvey - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 10:45 AM

Seem to remember Marco Melandri saying a similar thing following his disasterous season at Ducati. He did an interview on the BBC the following year when he was on the Hayate (Kawasaki) basically saying Ducati/Prezioni wouldn't take on board his ideas or change the bike in ways he believed would improve it. All they kept telling him was "the computer suggests this" or "our calculations say that". Seems Ducati are still not listening to their riders. Unless they do they are only going to be midpack runners!

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