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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OilSpud69 - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 10:46 AM

Filippo Preziosi, the designer, could very well be one stubborn man, totally resistant to change and everyone else being to P.C. to hold him to greater account.
He is a gusty guy, granted, but sadly only average as a designer.
The fastest Ducati was in a different time zone to the winner, never mind Valentino's poor showing. It's crazy.
Ducati should give him the boot too and start building proper bikes.

mrbluesquare - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 10:46 AM

Valentino left Honda because they were no fun, too straight laced and would not let him put his stickers on the bike! He left Yamaha because they found the future of Motogp in Jorge...and he could not handle being exposed as slower on the same bike as his team mate.
Through his success he was spoiled for choice, but should have realised Yamaha and Honda are the only real players in town...and you cannot leave both of them and still stay in the game!
I guess you don't know what you had until it's gone!

ja - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 10:52 AM

ducati can you please remind the world again as to WHY you signed the G.O.A.T in the first place
was it
A) to destroy VR46 reputation as it was greater than yours
B)to destroy your own reputation for if you cant beat them get them to join you
C) to win the motogp crown with the best rider in the history of the sport.
which one was it ?
cos your doing A & B at the moment

Dave - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 10:56 AM

I don't think Rossi has "lost it" but her requires a precise set up for his riding style and this bike doesn't meet that requirement. Nicky, however, can probably ride a wider range of set ups quickly, and he is a world champion.
I do think Rossi will leave the team and soon. If it is his choice, Ducati will let him go and save a bundle of cash, and if goes to a satellite Yamaha or Honda team, they gain instant credibility by having the man who won on both. Doesn't mean he can win again, but I am beginning to think the switch might happen.

George - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 10:58 AM

He's a 9 time world champion, there's nothing wrong with his riding style.

Changing his riding style to ride an far inferior bike to the Honda's and Yamaha's isnt going to get him podiums or wins. Looks like the end of the road.

zebra - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 11:00 AM

No matter how, I feel this is very disrespect to the team saying in front of media that he wants to pull in the pit and DNF his race. Also ridiculously funny when u are the last of ur squad saying the bike is unridible cos others surely can somehow push it in the race.

Very sad seeing VR droping to the level of Biaggi in terms of personality.

Jeff88 - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 11:01 AM

Has Ducati forgotten how to build bikes or something? Every year they seem to be getting slower and slower. At this poiint it would be better if they just bought a Honda and reprinted it..... As for Hayden saying its the fastest Ducati he has riden, that's a joke, wasnt he riding the same bike that was winning races a few years ago.
I know it's still early in development but still to be that far off is a really bad sign. Let's just put the gp12 to bed and bring on the gp13.


April 09, 2012 11:03 AM

Clearly Jeff he should as a 1 time world champions style seems to suit it better.
Doohan used to say about a certain 3 time world champion, it does not matter what they put under him he will ride round it and win.

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