MotoGP » Lorenzo takes thrilling Jerez MotoGP pole

After 29 pole changes, Jorge Lorenzo finishes on top during qualifying for the Spanish MotoGP at Jerez.

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FFS - Unregistered

April 28, 2012 3:22 PM

It is pretty obvious. Rossi wants out. Rossi has already signed with someone else for next year.

Rossi is trying to force Ducati to sack him so that he can go prepare the new team he has arranged for next year.

Problem for Rossi is that the ducati is a little better now.

motofan - Unregistered

April 28, 2012 3:25 PM

I really wanted rossi to do well but after this i beleave that rossi and ducati just dont suit each other just like melandri didnt suit the ducati its time to split and for rossi to prove what he can do on another bike before he retires (hopefully gresini)

Dave - Unregistered

April 28, 2012 3:32 PM

The question is just what is the Godfather's role going to be in the way this plays out, there is no disputing the importance of Rossi to the sport, and how much value he brings, will Uncle Carlo step in and arrange a rider swap to get the golden goose back on a proper bike. Dorna have an even bigger problem on their hands than Philip Morris and Audi.


April 28, 2012 3:34 PM

Sitting and pondering. Let's say hypothetically, Rossi takes a few laps on Lorenzo's Yamaha. I think he would be happily at home straight away. The Ducati I believe is just not suited for his style of riding. It's like some bikes you just hate, and you'll always choose that one that fits like a glove. It's very frustrating especially since there is no time to make that Ducati comfortable for all the riders. Maybe AUDI should take a year off Motogp, develop this beast the right way, then come back. Best scenario considering all the restrictions on testing.


April 28, 2012 3:43 PM
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You do know that they were about 10 sec off the pace yesterday, right? Most people understood this except the ones "celebrating" like it was something to get excited about. Seriously, when Rossi finished in P2 in FP2, him and Dani's time was about 2 sec slower than Silva's P1 time in FP1. FP2 yesterday meant nothing except for the ones looking for some hope.

Forzavalentino - Unregistered

April 28, 2012 3:51 PM

Firstly I would like to say I am a life ling Valentino Rossi fan and I can't believe I am saying this but I'm finding the doctors attitude disgusting!!!! He could go faster than that there isn't a person on the planet stoner fan Lorenzo anyone who believes that Hayden is a quicker rider I'm sure. Valentino is not willing to risk himself unless the bike is worthy which for me is pathetic. You are on the bike!!! At least try!!! Prove to me and millions that you are worthy of the years of adulation we have given you. You aren't even trying to ride quickly you're trying to prove a point which is pathetic. I truly hope you resign tonight before you destroy your legacy forever!!! G.O.A.T ???!!!! Not like this!!!! Try DIVA!!!

Dave - Unregistered

April 28, 2012 3:52 PM

@ codger

A lot of silly people got ahead of themselves yesterday, there isn't going to be any overnight immaculate conception, the bike is a dog and Rossi refuses to push it, ergo business as usual.

Those who know these things recognize the fluke provided by being the only one out there for a short window of good track condition for what it was, when all were on the track today status quo resumed.

blah - Unregistered

April 28, 2012 4:01 PM

to the rossi fans saying he could step on jlo's bike and be fast again. faster than the duc yes, but jlo proved he was the fastest rider on the team before rossi left. hell that's why he left because he couldn't handle being the number 2. now you think being away for over a year he would step back on the M1 and be faster than jlo? not likely, in fact just silly.

his only hope is they sort the under steer for him. Then go back to a carbon frame but handle right and somehow have a faster bike than honda and yamaha. but hope of that is all but lost...

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