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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hotshoehemi - Unregistered

April 14, 2012 1:59 PM

This bike has done zillions of laps around mugello by there test team and they went in the direction of the "supposed goat" and JB which was completely against the ducati ethos. You are being made to look like what you have always been Vale, the spoilt brat who has always had the best of everything, just stop whinging and ride hard like Casey or Jorge would, I'm sure you've heard of them, they're the two fastest guy's on the planet.

Just Observing - Unregistered

April 14, 2012 2:15 PM

I rarely comment of MotoGP threads as the majority of comments made are infantile at best, but I think this issues is actually Rossi's and Burgess's fault.

They came from a background of manufacturers with one particular chassis design to a manufacturer with a totally different idea of how a bike could be designed and built and instead of trying to fit in or meet in the middle they have basically tried to force their ideas AND ego's onto Ducati and now they are reaping the results.

It's very hard to take Rossi's comments seriously when an injured Hayden reportedly comments that its the fastest Ducati he has ridden and that includes most of the "Stoner era" bikes

Goforit - Unregistered

April 14, 2012 2:16 PM

I see Vale maturing A LOT this season. I predict we will never again see a victory prank, and not because he will not win, he may very well, but rather because he is growing as a person. These hard times (Sic not included, well maybe) have shown Vale the next chapter in his career. I believe he will cherish each podium as something special now, not just another day at the office. His new mindset will begin to show improvement.

Gone is the brat, I welcome the new man.

bjr - Unregistered

April 14, 2012 2:26 PM

Getting a bit tired of this "100% new bike" cr@p.

It was Ducati's choice to squander last years testing opportunities for the 2012 bikes to test upgrades for their 2011 machine. Rossi even got to do a "test" 2 or so weeks before the actual race at the newly re-surfaced Mugello and still performed like sh!te.

Ducati, and Dorna have bent over backwards to get this guy up near the front not so the fans can see the most talented riders winning but to see the most "popular" guy winning.....

TZ750 - Unregistered

April 14, 2012 2:30 PM

Hmm ... ! What other option that's left for him Currently. He must have consulted his lawyer & now melowing his tone. The Divorce would have cost him a lot of money and would rather see it through and bag the 15 million quit. If he really want's, he could have used Uncle Carmelo Ezpeleta to get what he desizer Or the Japs are currently unwilling as not to upset their Apple-Cart Or may be he's sure VW-Audi wil dance to his tune's once they acquire the Ducks where there is lot's to gain rather than to loose.


April 14, 2012 2:38 PM
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Valentino has proved his abilities and all the gumph that he is only good on the best bikes could also be said about any rider at the front at the moment! There is a big difference in a bike that is "unrideable" and a bike that just needs a good rider! Valentino has shown his skills umpteen times so doesn't need to risk anything trying to get the Ducati doing something it just wont do! One of my favourite era's was when Vale rode a 500cc bike - awesome, truly awesome!! Try putting your young userpers on one of those beasts!!!!

bjr - Unregistered

April 14, 2012 2:44 PM

You tend to forget, Stoner has a similiar dirt track background to Mick Doohan, and has been the only rider to beat the Ducati into some form of submission. Stoner also raced 125's and 250's at WC level so he's not unfamiliar with the 2-stroke power delivery....

I'm sure he'd do fine fine on a 500 2-stroke, even on the pre-unleaded weapons that Rossi never had a chance to ride....

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