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 2:51 PM

The "unrideable" bike is the same one (in essence) that Casey won on several times and that is also being used to better effect by Abraham, Barabera and Hayden. And to think that Stoner or Lorenzo could'nt ride 500's is just laughable, they would ride them ragged.

McLarenP

April 14, 2012 2:56 PM

I don't think even Casey would do much better with the Ducati in it's present form! Every manufacturer has gone forward with development, so improved their bike performance, but Ducati haven't. It's pure speculation as to what Casey would be able to do and just because he did well in 2007, and struggled a lot after that or he would have won another championship, all this talk that he would be winning races is just another way of trying to belittle Valentino. Casey would be struggling and anybody that says he wouldn't is just kidding themselves!!!

only special one can - Unregistered

April 14, 2012 2:56 PM

what so special of 500,less TC which means much harder to handle?.if Rossi dominated the era then why his skill and abundant experiences can not help him now?ask why?.An injured Nicky said so that the latest Ducati he rides now was the best ever version.you 're right in that point McLP.Rossi could make it ridable for any riders.

bobduc - Unregistered

April 14, 2012 2:58 PM

At about a million dollars pay per race why would he quit. Cry all the way to the bank and keep a stiff upper lip. Use a little garlic and crow does not taste bad.

FRED1 - Unregistered

April 14, 2012 3:01 PM

I agree the bike has been unrideable since the middle of last year. Prior to that the bike was Very rideable since it was in essence the very same bike the previous Ducati rider won mutiple races and podiums with in 2010.

Since mid 2011 it became unrideable due to deranged input from it's present rider/head mechanic and Ducati engineers losing confidence in themselves after listening to said rider/mechanic.

That said rossi will probably get a fifth/sixth place in the next race. The bikes not that bad right now that he'd end up in tenth or worse.

He's toooooo old.

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