MotoGP » Valentino Rossi watching the weather


“The forecasts say it could rain tomorrow, and of course we know that we can do well in the wet” – Valentino Rossi.

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2fast - Unregistered

June 02, 2012 10:29 PM

Time is running out for Vale,he is not getting any younger,so he should move away from ducati and finish his career with better bike.Even if they sort out ducati,japs will improve their bikes more.Nobody sits down and waits for competition to catch up.

Realist

June 02, 2012 10:47 PM

@ hoppy

I will view it as a failed attempt at saving a flailing factory GP effort. Will I view it as a failure where Rossi is concerned? No! If he can't help, then I'd wager that nobody on the contemporary grid can.

paul joiner

June 02, 2012 10:53 PM

Its quite easy for those of us who do not race to sit back and say that a racer of Rossi's caliber would be a failure if he left Ducati but lets TRULY be honest. If any of you had won A title the second year you enter a class then move up in competition only to do the same each time, win for 2 different companies, in 125, 250, 500, 990, 800, amassing 9 titles along the way which put you in rare air along with the likes of Eddie Lawson, Giacomo Agostini, Stoner etc etc do you think you'd be viewed as a failure to millions of viewers who tune in to see you win or lose and who (by stats taken at track venues) influence whether crowd attendance is up or down? Dissapointing for Ducati fans and the marque yes but a failure if he left, not in any lifetime. Of course if any nay sayers still view him as a failure youre more than welcome to throw a leg over one of those beasts and try to beat him,.....oh , thats right none of us is a Moto Gp racer. Just checking.

Southerner

June 02, 2012 10:57 PM

Watching the weather indeed. Last I heard, he's opted for CF swingarm. Next reversal..CF monocoque chassis.
Thank God Ducati have refused to change the L to a V and Desmo to Pneumatic.
Its a sad day when a much proclaimed goat feels it necessary to do a rain dance.
Take heart. He does have the most powerfull and fastest bike in a straight line out there.
Revisit Catalunya 2007. All Rossi has to do is do what Stoner did with it.:)

Myke

June 03, 2012 12:24 AM

Take heart. He does have the most powerfull and fastest bike in a straight line out there.
Revisit Catalunya 2007. All Rossi has to do is do what Stoner did with it.:)
Um, he isn't riding the 2007 trellis framed 800cc motogp bike, the colour red and the brand name ducati are the only things his current bike and the 2007 bike have in common

Myke

June 03, 2012 12:29 AM

All this talk of Rossi to Honda or Yamaha next year, I'm not so sure that Honda would pick Rossi again, given Marquez will be in GP next year, both Bautista and Bradl are also very quick and all 3 could be long term winning prospects. Same for Yamaha, would be very surprised if either Cal or Dovi would be overlooked if Spies was dropped from the factory team. I am a Rossi fan and believe sorting the Duc would be the best outcome for many reasons, season still young, lots of races to go

bjr - Unregistered

June 03, 2012 12:35 AM

You got to hand it to Rossi, he listens to his fans and tries his best to give them what they want.

"and of course we know that we can do well in the wet"

I don't remember these types of comments after Silverstone or the other wet races last year. Maybe Rossi's PR department watches the crash posts and realised that the Rossi fans have totally forgotten about his cr@p performances in the wet last year and believe after a single podium in the wet that he'll dominate every wet race from now on???

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