MotoGP » Valentino Rossi realistic heading to Catalunya


“Although it's hard to imagine another podium, we must still do our best to finish with the front riders” – Valentino Rossi.

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Sam - Unregistered

May 31, 2012 7:05 AM

@Icarus's Father WoW!!!

I did not say that he was on superior Ducati except 2007. Although that bike was designed around him and that only suited his riding Style. Yes, even you know that Rossi would've lapped other on that Honda or I say even Yamaha. Number or Casey's wins on Ducati was decreased year after year and would be zero by now, but remember When Rossi beaten everyone on that inferior Yamaha, remember 2008?? Go rent 2008's video and see what I'm saying !!! There's only one reason that Casey is retiring and that is ROSSI, he made many retire the sport because they couldn't keep up his skills and especially mind game!!

Shamu - Unregistered

May 31, 2012 7:39 AM

"Sam, you would have been the one of many saying that Casey was on a Superior Ducati from 07-10."

Casey was on a very superior ducati from 07-10. I keep wondering why he wasnt able to repeat his 07 championship. Like the stoner fans always ask: is it the rider or the bike? And they usually say: you cannot have it both ways.

asefi

May 31, 2012 7:40 AM

@ Sam

2007 Ducati developed around Stoner...

2008 M1 a horrible bike...

Jlo stealing Rossi's money....

Rossi lapping everyone if he rode the Honda...


It just gets more and more ridiculous, doesn't it?

You must be involved in writing the upcoming MotoGP fantasy novel.

SwissJudge

May 31, 2012 10:20 AM

So SwissJudge, you're saying Honda had an unfair advantage back when Rossi was their rider?

What is this rain nonsense? Rain is NOT an equalizer. Riders who are good in the rain will do well, provided they have the right setup.
Posted by Pam.

@Pam..? Nice job of contradicting yourself lol.

I think Rossi had great tyres i.e. the Michelin overnight specials. And I think that whenever there is a major change in the format of motoGP eg two to four stroke, Honda had the advantage due to more resources being available for R and D. Rossi also had Burgess who contributed to the massive sucess of Doohan.

And I think you should build your own interesting statements rather than fabricating your own conclusions from others.

Personally I use a knife to cut bread not a spoon. I think you may want to look into that as a future option.

Kind regards.

hoppy

May 31, 2012 10:32 AM

The reason Casey had less ans less success with Ducati as the years went on is quite simple.The other manufacturers,Honda and Yamaha moved on with their bike development and Ducati did little,with the exception of the CF frame which was a controvertial point.Casey was given hardly any upgrades as a season progressed.He was given a bike at the start and that is what he had to ride.In 2010,he even had to resort to fitting the forks off the 2009 bike to try to cure the front end issues,thats how little he was getting in regards upgrades.BUT,he was still putting that bike on the podium on a regular basis.And not only when it was raining either.

SwissJudge

May 31, 2012 10:32 AM

Although there was one exception. The 2007 Ducati. That one blind sided Honda. And then there is the success of the three Ducati programmers who have earnt mega bucks working for Ducati, Yamaha and recently two of the origional three at Honda.

Oh and by the way....before Le Mans? super Boring races...super boring winners.

F1....6 winners so far....and drama too. Boring F1 is more interesting than motoGP...until Le Mans.

SwissJudge

May 31, 2012 10:42 AM

BUT,he was still putting that bike on the podium on a regular basis.And not only when it was raining either.
Posted by hoppy.

Yeah...and Stoner and his crew were there from the START of the CF development process. They got to know the bike very well. Furthermore the Ducati still had a spedd advantage until Stoner left. And lastly the Bridstones were designed around the Ducati in 2007 and 2008.

There are pros and cons regarding Rossi and Stoner on a great many issues...but when it comes to daring overtakes etc Rossi holds almost all the cards. Power slides etc are great to watch but two plus riders fighting for a position is more of a spectakle.

Hey how about that power slide in turn blah blah?

Hey how about that mad overtaking move he chucked on so and so?

Which one can we do without if we only can keep one?

Well the answer is keep both but the people can see power slides in practice too...

Mad Rossi overtaking manouvers happen only in the.....race.

OMG....spoons anybody?

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