MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: 'Hard to concentrate' for poor positions


"It is very difficult to keep the concentration and enough power, physically but especially mentally, when you can fight for a not very important position" – Valentino Rossi.

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Untold Stories - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 3:47 AM

I suspect that yamaha Has offered Valentino the correct amount for his current abilities ....I am a little saddened by Bens situation I suspect that Val will be offered a similar contract to what Jorge Had in 2009 (second string rider) Ducati would be wise to make a business decision and end Vals Pain by putting a cheaper younger rider on board save 13mill from val Salary and spend it on the bike!! it would be interesting to se Val Back at Yamaha yet I feel his best is in the past the accident was when he was in the best position to Retire at the heights of his ability

johnnyr - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 3:47 AM

"karma" karma for WHAT? what did he do in 2008? oh yea he owned casey on a slower machine solely due to his fighting spirit... alot of sh!te being posted on this site

shamu - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 3:56 AM

Wrong johnnyr
Rossi won on the better handling bike even though he made a huge mistake at the corkscrew and got away with it almost taking out both himself and Casey He was Lucky that Day.......The ducati needed Perfect lines that is what Rossi did that day he made sure Stoner didn't get the lines he needed to clear off
What Rossi Did was run off the track to make sure Stoner didn't escape anyway Rossi simply cannot ride the bike he has been Developing for 2 years Ducati has been Going Backwards ever since Stoner Left Funny that even with the Great Deveolper Rossi hmmmmmm wise up

Moto Guru - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 4:04 AM

I posted earlier (if ducati was smart)...
Let's see.
Resigned a decent runner that will probably never win, ever. (sorry) but true. No rookie to develop a great bike. Was and is 1 billion dollars in debt (euro 800 million in debt on its books), and still has not produced the changes Vale and Burgess has asked of them 2 months ago... And no one has been fired? In my office if I ask for a change and it takes 2 months or more, someone is getting canned quickly.

If I was Audi, I would get rid of every single person in the moto gp payroll. Starting with Del Torchio, resign and name a new GM. Let's see if Audi has the minerals that are needed at this level or their just happy to eat pasta.

johnnyr - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 4:06 AM

how can you compare the g12 to the gp8? and i mean you are aware back in 2007 the speed of the yamaha was ike danilo petrucci's bike compared to a prototype?

see a lot of crash users havent watched motogp for over a year, they know nothing.

the ducati DOESNT EVOLVE, while everyone else does. thats why when ducati got lucky at the start of the 800cc season with their bridgestones and superior engine they couldnt maintain it.

laguna 2008, stoner dominated the entire weekend, but rossi still won because HE IS A TRUE RACER.

Tom Horner - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 4:07 AM

It's amazing how everybody is blaming Ducati! Has anyone thought it might be the rider? Casey Stoner could win races on it! Why can't Nicky and Rossi? Even the commentators for the races are starting to question what has gone wrong, the Ducati was a race winning bike and now it has been completely changed to suit a multi championship rider and he can't seem to do anything with it. Time to change the rider and team Ducati! and bring on a new rider with fresh ideas to get your project back on track.

Ausrossi

July 30, 2012 4:07 AM

Shamu the Ducati was on the decline even under Stoner (10,6,4,3 and 5 DNFs in his last season) and consistently indicated that Ducati would not listen. It has been consistently indicated by Rossi that they are not listening to him or Hayden. Can you see the pattern appearing. The results are but a continuation of the situation where Ducati stand still and essentially go backwards as Yam and Honda move forward. Look at what Honda did to sort out their bike hmmm doesn't look very similar to Ducati's last effort (a single ECU that crapped itself and they didn't even have a replacement so testing over!). If he gets a Yamaha Factory ride and he is not competitive over the next season then I will agree that he is past it.

Don-R

July 30, 2012 4:11 AM

@ Moto Guru

"If Ducati was smart, (still questionable) they would hire Andrea Ianone"

Iannone and Scott Redding are both testing the bike next week, and both look set to be in Ducati's 'junior' team next year, replacing Abraham and Barbera as Ducati riders.

Moto Guru - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 4:19 AM

Yes i blame ducati, if you don't then you're in denial. Hayden 6th. And you think that is good? Valentino has said since yesterday he can consitatntly do 1'22"s on this bike if i push for more the bike becomes unstable. WE got to see that.

I BLAME DUCATI AND IT'S LACK OF EFFICIENCY TO MANUFACTURE THE CHANGES THAT HAVE BEEN ASKED OF THEM FOR MONTHS.

HAYDEN IS JUST HAPPY NOT TO GET CUT. NO OTHER FACTORY RIDE WOULD HIRE HIM....

I KNOW WHAT ALOT OF YOU WILL SAY, HE HAS BETTER RESULTS THAN VELENTINO. Understand, if you can, moto gp bikes are different, and some riders "fit" in a balance better than others. If you do not undersdtand this, don't comment.

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