MotoGP » 13th place Valentino Rossi still at odds with Ducati

“I know what to do to go faster, but unfortunately it doesn't work with the Ducati” - Valentino Rossi.

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Stepil - Unregistered

April 29, 2012 6:03 AM

I've always thought Rossi was something of a prima donna who believed his own publicity and every day he continues at Ducati confirms it. He's obviously not good at self-analysis or would not continue to put his foot in his mouth. Burgess's problem is that he's doing his best to listen to Valentino and make him happy but Rossi has lost the plot. Rossi is obviously a confidence rider and his confidence has been shattered first by Casey's spirited riding and then Jorge's effective demolition of his mystique. Rossi's best action from here on would be to ask to copy Hayden's settings, do his best and see out the year while putting on a professional team face. Seems like his time is up and he has missed his chance to be only the second person in history to win the premier world title on two and four wheels.

Steve - Unregistered

April 29, 2012 6:14 AM

I think the real missing factor for Rossi is his translator. Apparently that guy used to completely ignore whatever Valentino said and give the yamaha mechanics his own ideas. Now that the two italians are together and no need for a translator, people are starting to realize that all rossi says is "do some tricks, make me faster"

Cute Baby - Unregistered

April 29, 2012 6:58 AM

It's so funny how stoner and his fans still give rossi the attention even though rossi is not his main rival. Infact, rossi is a has been, fake, idiot, old 9 time world champion who clearly cannot perform. Yet, they still are bothered by rossi's aura. The thing is, Lorenzo is the main rival of stoner but he does make an effort to divert peoples attention away form the fact that Lorenzo is whooping his @r$e! And stoner is on the best bike money can buy too! What's his excuse?

rossi fans - Unregistered

April 29, 2012 8:07 AM

Hello Rossi, hyden is in the from row, crt also better then you, other satellite duc also beat you! What exactly happen to you after last year malsysian motogp? Afraid of falling down again ? Or you are too old too race the young guns ?everybody is sick of your qualify position! Please up your game n don't complain too much!

123 - Unregistered

April 29, 2012 8:11 AM

nicky is on front row and satelite ducati,s mid pack but they all have zero chance of winning a race and close to zero for a podium in the dry. valentino wants to develope a bike which everyone can challenge for regular podiums and possible wins on as it aint worth risking injury for 5th or 6th. there is a great deal more to this story than we know but its staying behind closed doors for now.

ZAK. - Unregistered

April 29, 2012 8:13 AM

@cute baby, Dont talk silly, Stoner has said that Lorenzo and Pedroser are a second quicker than himself at this track. At least hese being honest and isnt blaming his bike, get real and take those Rossi tinted glasses off. Stop blaming everyone else for Rossi,s problems.

Daz - Unregistered

April 29, 2012 8:27 AM

The ducati engine is I think just too big. It means that the swing arm is far shorter than on the honda and yamaha and that the bike is too tall and the CoG too high.

Tweak the geometry all you like but you'll never be able to change this fundamental design fault.

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