MotoGP » Fresh hope for Valentino Rossi?

“Today we used a set-up that's new for us, and it gave some positive signs” - Valentino Rossi.

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CRT - Unregistered

April 30, 2012 4:49 PM

@ Bugs

Good point.

IMO it is not Rossi that people are attacking, rather the abusive fans that have spouted so much over the years. I could only imagine the hammering Casey would take if he was down the order that Rossi is right now. Hell, the kid gets blasted by those same people if he doesn't win or gets pole.

The only issue with the Ducati (according to those above mentioned people) was that Casey was taking Ducati in the wrong direction. It was always Casey's fault, never Ducati. Now Rossi has the same issues and it's all Ducati's fault, not Rossi's.

It's the double standard that makes me laugh.

there there now - Unregistered

April 30, 2012 4:55 PM

Sham : No it's not better at all , F.T.R make there aluminum frames , and have plenty of experience , but like i has said many a time , it is the engine location IE C.O.G that is the problem not the material and dont use that old bridge stone tire baloney either other teams manage ok.

By the way i was taking the out of your lame Aluminal thing.


April 30, 2012 4:58 PM

What this sounds like to me (in subtext) is:

"I've conceded that this bike - this manufactuer - would rather me adhere to the status quo rather than pursue re-engineering."

VR will go elsewhere come 2013.

StTheSpeedM - Unregistered

April 30, 2012 4:58 PM


don't mean to argue with you.statement of yours somewhere on early post " doesn't turn in like how VR wants to..." is really shallow.all Motogp riders's great nitemare is to not have the bike,the setup or the combi of's all up to riders to how they can optimize around the problems.only a few I know which rides for sure is look where has Carl's speed been coming from?.

Bob - Unregistered

April 30, 2012 5:03 PM

The fact is, it sounds like Rossi has finally conceded that he needs to change his riding style to make this bike work. Setting it up like Yamaha doesn't work.
Being stubborn has got his nowhere and hopefully it's time to make some real progress.

CRT - Unregistered

April 30, 2012 5:09 PM

@ ....all riders' nightmare is to not have a GOOD bike,setting/setup or combi of the both...
Posted by StTheSpeedM

This has more truth to it than what people want to believe.

With the talent in the field, missing some part of the set up will keep you off the top step, more so with the 800's (I cannot form an opinion on the current format with only two races), as the operating window was smaller.

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