MotoGP » Rossi: We’ll see where we stand

“Last year we had a difficult weekend in Germany, but of course my goal is always to do better every time we return to any track” – Valentino Rossi.

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Goo Rossi - Unregistered

July 04, 2012 8:23 AM

For Vale n Ducati..
Pliiissss ..... don't give up...
Pliiissss ......stay together for the next 2 years to build competitive bikes for motogp..
Then when you leave motogp, at least there are 3 manufacture have competitive bikes...

Then after win with ducati .. with all your sponsors perhaps you would like to do with Suzuki...

That's my dream.. and I believe so millions out there's dreams...

Please make our dream come true...

#supportvaleforever :)

M1M - Unregistered

July 04, 2012 8:30 AM

Interestingly, it was clear that the Ducati was running much wider lines than the Yamaha even in the wet. Perhaps its competitiveness in the rain is therefore due to being relatively "long and low" compared to the Japanese competition. It's not transferring weight as well and therefore unable to hook up out of bends without sliding too much in the dry, so using up the rear tyre earlier, but the lower CoG could give more confidence in the wet when the reduced grip level is determined more by the tyre than weight transfer and is therefore similar for everyone.

0op0p0 - Unregistered

July 04, 2012 8:55 AM

Rossi is ruining his reputation, giving up his titles and his championship mark with a Bike that not even his crew can understand, and with an idiotic and egomaniac factory that doesnt listen to anybody and they release the bike THEY want in a very long time. Almost year and a half for an engine that Rossi is begging from the beginning (just in laguna seca hes gonna have that engine), and the engine is crap anyway.

Rossi, do yourself a favor, get a Yamaha or Honda seat if you can... or you will be remembered as the poor guy that could never ride that Crap, the Ducati.

Forzavalentino - Unregistered

July 04, 2012 9:04 AM

I am a lifelong Rossi fan and even I have got the point where this situation is exhausting me!! The bike is awful just leave!!!!! Rossi is damaging his reputation we never get to see him on tv because he's so far back the sponsors will definitely feel the same just ride it back in to the garage and throw it on it's side and tell preziosi to shove it!!!! Show some passion vale!!! Riding around in 9th isn't you !!! Is it??!! I sincerely hope not!!!

Dani-boy - Unregistered

July 04, 2012 9:16 AM

Rossi is not ruining his reputation. He has already done that in the last season. This year he's plainly humiliating his own self. I haven't got a clue what's going in his mind right now. May be he's trying to prove that he can ride that Duke as fast as Stoner and, like Casey, he too can bring home titles on a bad-ass motorcycle. Sadly, too long in the tooth, this thought. Give-up, move on and agree to the fact that Stoner is a versatile racer and adapts to the bike quickly. I am no fan of yours but, your fans had had enough I think. As you say you race for your fans,move over to some satellite Honda or Yamaha, win some races, get on podiums, spray some champagne and end your stellar career on a high-cheery note...

both ways? - Unregistered

July 04, 2012 9:24 AM

Oh for gods sake will people stop bleating about how Ducati are to blame for this that and the other.

They've brought in more changes, including a complete re-design, and done more testing since Rossi joined them than in the entire four years that Stoner was with them. And are the Rossi supporters seriously suggesting that all this work was carried out with absolutely no reference at all to feedback or instructions given by Rossi and Burgess.

If the bike is THAT bad (which I don't actually think it is) then Rossi needs to take his share of the blame also.

Either way, he's not delivering what Ducati hired him for.

Wahoo - Unregistered

July 04, 2012 9:39 AM

@ jimmy... wahooooo

Can you provide us how many races stoners have in 2007, 2008 , 2009 , 2010 ???
in 2007 is VR vs CS
in 2008 is VR vs CS
in 2009 is VR vs JL
in 2010 is VR vs JL (with VR's injured and 3rd in WC )

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