MotoGP » Valentino Rossi 'suffering' but won’t leave Ducati


Valentino Rossi says he is not considering quitting Ducati, but concedes once more that he is 'suffering' for being so far off the pace.

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McLarenP

April 14, 2012 1:20 PM

We all know what Valentino and Jeremy Burgess said about the Ducati and Casey Stoner, but we also all know that nobody thought the bike was as bad as Casey made out!!! We all know this now, and it has been said over and over again - everybody sympathises with what Casey went through and how hard it was for him!! Valentino and Jeremy are desperately trying to sort it out - Casey couldn't, so they are doing everything in their power! If they continue to fail then they wont have done anything other than try - that's all anyone can ask!!

Wolfy35

April 14, 2012 1:28 PM
Last Edited 836 days ago

The pressure is on Ducati from all sides. Rossi has broken his silence to say how unhappy he is, DORNA have said that Ducati must not ne responsible for Rossi leaving MotoGP because of uncompetitive machinery and the CEO of VW /AUDI has said he thinks it is embarrassing that the bike is not good enough & in his opinion the bike needs scrapping and redesigning from the ground up by someone with experience of aluminium race bikes.

Considering the announcement is expected on Wednesday that VW has completed its buyout of Ducat I would expect things to change soon

Sparky62 - Unregistered

April 14, 2012 1:34 PM

I would love to ask Valentino what more could Ducati do? Honda and Yamaha had to slightly modify their 800cc bikes. Ducati had to make a dual spar frame for the first time ever. In total, including the Grand Prix, they have had 12 days testing on an almmost 100% new bike. So his whining is a slap in the face for the engineers and Ducati staff who have put in a huge amount of effort and time. They should have got the award, not him. They have suffered this week knowing their "star recruit" has publicly accused them of not giving him what he has asked for.

DB8

April 14, 2012 1:44 PM

Doesn't seem to be the meltdown certain people were hoping for, but its definitely still far from ideal. I hope he does well in monza to get some of his confidence back.

meatlovers - Unregistered

April 14, 2012 1:55 PM

courage and confidence is what he needs now,
SO PLEASE STOP MOCKING AT HIM,
he's already had a hard time

mocking at someone who's feeling down isnt an appropriate behaviour
a cheers from motogp fans would be a major boost for him

GOOD LUCK VALE, WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOU BACK ON TOP,
WE MISS ALL THE SHOW YOU GAVE US

Vilas Terror - Unregistered

April 14, 2012 1:57 PM

Go Rossi everybody beliaves him you.. We know that the probleme is Ducati, But you can do this you can improve the Ducati make te the ultimat challenge for The Legende that you are, you are Number 1 him Motorcycle History for me..

Like Ayrton senna do him F1 you have to do for Ducati you can not give up you will make Ducati a Winner

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