MotoGP » Spanish MotoGP, Jerez - Qualifying

Full qualifying times from the Spanish MotoGP at Jerez, round 2 of 18.

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derekducati - Unregistered

April 28, 2012 4:45 PM

Thanks for the thumbs up. It seems banter is only allowed one way! Anyway- most of us love motorcycles and racing and that is the important thing! It just grieves me that there are folk who are not able to allow that some riders aren't the messiah and if anyone makes even the slightest remark, whether leg pull, sarcasm or even criticism about them they get nasty.
Pointing out blind faith is just good science ! and fun! I only wish I could monitor the rise in blood pressure when some of my mischief is read by "the flock"!
Dani looked really fast today. Yamaha of Lorenzo looked on "electronic" rails. Should be good race. Come on Stoner!!

Nick636 - Unregistered

April 28, 2012 4:46 PM

@ rossifan

Please note, we do not doubt rossi's talent, or his ability, i think we doubt his commitment and hunger and general ballsiness more than anything.

There is No doubting he is one of the most phenomenal riders to ever grace a motorcycle, But the new school are showing him the way, and if he wants to be remembered as the best, he needs to jack up his act.

It's all good me Well to have the records, But look at Schumi, How many people currently immediately think of 'best of all time' when they hear his name?

Venkatesh - Unregistered

April 28, 2012 4:50 PM

I could not watch the qualifying on TV, followed it online. Looked like Dani and Jorge exchanged fast laps at the end, and Jorge timed his last lap after Dani's last lap and probably another lap by Dani, he would have had the pole.

Could any please share what Dani said in the post qualifying interview?


April 28, 2012 6:01 PM

re: "re: "Rossi has cost Ducati more than just his salary, in demanding a aluminium frame he has undoubtedly affected sales of Panigalis."

not sure i follow. pro or con...? "

Undoubtedly a con, before rossi the notion that a carbon fibre/frame-less bike was too stiff to push to the limit wasn't there or at least it wasn't banded around the media as much as it has been lately. Naturally Ducati would have prefered it if the frame style they had just spend hundreds and thousands developing for the road wasn't dismissed by the worlds greatest (you cannot argue that point he may not be good now but surely he's the greatest) motorcycling figure as rubbish. Now they have a road bike which they expect to sell thousands of which according to Valentino Rossi has an inherent design flaw, even though the updated ally frame doesnt seem to be helping him.

TZ750 - Unregistered

April 28, 2012 6:20 PM

There was a very talented Rider in the past who some how always ended up with Odd negative relationship with his employeer and burnt bridges. It was none other than John Kosinski ( I am still a fan for his riding ability ). The manufacturer's thaught him a lesson, that they were always much bigger than him no matter how talented and gifted he could be. What could have been a Shining Motorcycle Racing Career ended up in Dust and Rust by big mouthing. Biaggi got lucky by mending with Aprilia even so late in his career. To remain competitive in Moto-GP beyond 2013, Rossi's needs all the help from Dorna to seek what he needs. Will the Two main players forgive him out of pityness or play the same card as how they did it to John Kosinski. If he decideds to opt for WSBK ... God only knows the politics that will be played & whom he will ride for.

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