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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darren - Unregistered

April 29, 2012 2:50 AM

Lets hope 4 a gd race tmarrow true motor bike fans dont care who wins no harm to rossi ur fans hate everyone else which is why rossi piss off let motor bike fans enjoy the racing and rossi lets face it u r no joey dunlop because u r so scared of la t.t


April 29, 2012 2:58 AM

re: "There won't be any peace in the Ducati camp until they go back to the drawing board and build a narrow angle V4"

never...!!! it's not the "magic bullet" you think it is. besides honda's 72 degree isn't dramatically different than duc's 90 and rossi literally "walked on water" when he rode the V5 and that was an even wider 75.5 spread. they (ducati) are actually trying a different engine position as i indicated from the very beginning and the bike seems to have gotten worse so the only thing narrowing up the V would amount to is spending alot of money on a boat anchor. all well and good if you're a tugboat captain, but the simple fact is ducati/FTR knows **** all about aluminum. at this point in history, collectively the japanese have probably designed, manufactured, and put on the road 10 million frames out of the stuff...!? given the resources and knowledge base they have to draw from, i have no doubt honda boffins could design a twin spar for ducati's V4 that works.

amakusa - Unregistered

April 29, 2012 3:30 AM

SUCCESS can lift you to the top of the world, but the higher u go the harder u fall. The thing that can save u is by being nice when ure uP there so people can help when u fall. If only he was nice to others.... And 30 years ago riders do not go this fast, machines were not this complicated.


April 29, 2012 3:34 AM

No 1 Stoner Fan, could not agree more about keeping the team under Christian, I don't think it was a choice but I think Stoner said it is me and my team a bit like Rossi and Burgess, but I have heard from several sources just how much they understood that bike. I think one of the issues for Burgess and Rossi is they have to learn all over again even if a new bike under Rossi supposed direction I think Christian and co simply understood the ethos better too.


April 29, 2012 4:27 AM

Even the best make mistakes and I think Rossi has taken on too much this time.
It was a dream for many to see Rossi win a Championship on a Ducati but it will not happen.
Will Rossi go out with this hanging over his fantatasic career lets hope not.
Where does he go from here?

Understeer - Unregistered

April 29, 2012 4:47 AM

There are some parallels with the end of Giacomo Agostini's Career. He left the marque of his greatest successes, MV Agusta, after Phil Read beat him to the Championship. He went to Yamaha and won the Championship in his second year there and later continued racing as a privateer still winning races including the last one ever On an MV in the 500cc class in an emotional race (I think it was a wet weather race at Nuerburgring in Germany in 75 or 76). By that time he probably benefitted from the fact that the spotlight was more on other racers. I am sure Valentino will come back too once the circus has moved on a bit and he is not the centre of attention anymore. But he probably won't win a championship in his second year with Ducati.

1001 - Unregistered

April 29, 2012 4:59 AM

I encourage Rossi to retired .... this is the right time for him, don't be afraid because so many thing he could do outside the MotoGP. He defeated by CRT and satellite Ducati, he is the last on MotoGP even Ducati has given him everything, he will and still blame the bike or other ... It is show how frustrated he is. He didn't aware His time has finish, better he retired rather than to be the laughingstock


April 29, 2012 5:04 AM

more than 3 sec off pace, and more than 2 sec from your teammate.
I know what to do to go faster, but unfortunately it doesn't work with the Ducati” - Valentino Rossi.
OMG this statement sounds almost more onic, so eather you (JB and the whole team)no nothing about bikes and all the glory from past success should now go to the Engineers At Honda and Yamaha. Because if you have been trying things that do not work for 18 months and still keep on this track you deserve to be sacked, think outside your little knowledge bubble and fix the set up, or let some Ducati people in to do it for you, because you all can't. I thought it was Ducati that was stubborn but it seems like Team JB are the guys not acknolidge that they have less skills than they think, fix it or go home
Cheers Claes

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