MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: I managed to have some fun

"I was able to approach the race knowing what to expect from the bike, and I therefore managed to push harder and get a little closer to the limit" - Valentino Rossi.

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paul - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 7:15 PM

Good race for rossi now that he know he has to change the way he rides the bike he will move up the field watch out the doctor is on the move

what is going on with ben spies he could not beat rossi how is finished from what i read on this site in the last few weeks

Me - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 7:17 PM

Yeah, 7th might not seem great but given the past
fortunes on the Ducati it's a ray of hope !!
I have to say he did seem a bit consistent today.


May 06, 2012 7:31 PM

Given how far behind the Ducati is with development I'd say Rossi and Co are doing ok. And it will be nice to see the fruits of Audi (VW) money in the future.

Because when the top engineers contracts are out they may go to Ducati.

And if that means close racing again then good.

Al t - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 7:34 PM

Shame that Hayden had problems, but there does appear to be signs of progress. Certainly not seen too much evidence of front end wash outs. Both Rossi and Hayden seem to want the same upgrades, so at least they are not coming from different directions.GP one has an interview with Rossi, that seems to give a fair appraisal of their situation. Congratulations to Stoner, Lorenzo and Pedrosa for close consistant racing.And another strong result for Cal. Just get him the brake upgrade.

lemmy - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 8:41 PM

So it looks like Rossi and team have finally gotten their new design almost as good as it was when he first got on Casey's race winning bike. He was battling for 5th or 6th then an he had a hurt shoulder. Maybe if he had spent the last year learning to ride the bike instead of trying to make it a Yamaha he would be closer to the front. Instead after all this work and drama, he ultimately is still trying to learn to ride the bike as is. Good luck to him and Ducati.


May 06, 2012 8:44 PM

I thought it was a very positive race for Rossi, He was able to run for the majority of laps about half a second down on the front guys average laptimes. It would be excellent to see him keep this momentum going.

The Ducati is such a different machine to the others in terms of the lines and styles needed to make it fast, I for one would throughly enjoy seeing it in and around the top bikes just to see how the Honda and Yamaha riders would deal with its strengths and weakness.

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