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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Codger

July 30, 2012 9:30 AM

The promised and much heralded improvements didn't materialise. No reason given by Ducati, and no real complaints from either rider. What is going on!!
Nicky rode his heart out and still finished 27 seconds from the leader. Not good enough.
Rossi's high speed crash could have caused him serious injury, I hope JB and the team can find a reason for the crash. (Casey and his team never could, so I doubt if they will)

Sham - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 9:51 AM

Obviously Dorna's share of maketing royalties now count for much more than riding ability or this guy would not even be in the frame for a seat on one of the only four potential race winning bikes in the class.

Every single rider in front of him in yesterdays race (before the crash) would deserve that seat more than Rossi.

Absolute disgrace!

simmo - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 10:04 AM

Preziosi needs to go, bring in a few guys from Yamaha!

they need to bring the engine forward so they can have a longer swing arm at the back, a smaller frame for agile handling and maybe a better engine deign in my opinion

they could try goin for Bautista's Showa suspension to see if it isn't just a chassis/suspension-combo problem.

you can't dock ducati for trying but no one seems to pick up on preziosi!

brendan - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 10:17 AM

Its easy to blame ducati. but when your lead rider on a stupid amount of money is saying he is finding it tough to remain motivated you are looking in the wrong direction to lay the blame.

IF big IF he is going elsewhere next year ducati should put him on gardening leave and put someone one on it that wants to ride it.

Rossi should of looked at how fernando alonso has conducted himself when given poor machinery and how he rallied his troops behind him.

fish fingers - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 10:46 AM

Audi are obviously looking at bike sales rather than winning bikes, there has been no real public display of loyalty and commitment to Rossi from the new bosses, so surely the decision is already made.

Vilas

July 30, 2012 11:04 AM

This is not Rossi fault!! This is all Ducati fault.. Good race for Hayden finishing 25 sec or more behind the leader, aim shure he is happy because he just new that he will stay him Motogp more years and is riding at home a good way to celebrated.. Rossi is a super star of Motogp, the money he wins its just what the monster he creates deserve to Win, he almost beat all records on this Sport and will allways be remember has a super legend that bring some fan to Motogp, all bet that he wwould prefere to Win 500 euros at Ducati but at least have one bike to fight for 1 place.. Anyway like i say talcking about Rossi is like talck about Mourinho, Cristano Ronaldo, Sebastien Loeb, Michele Shumacker, Roger Federer etc.. Superstars that make incredible records on there sports people that iven if they whant whanted will have to win a lot of Money..

Vilas

July 30, 2012 11:12 AM

Aim very desapointing with Ducati.. Saying that will bring a lot of parts to this GP and nothingh on the other hand Honda almost Bring the 2013 bike to compete.. Ducati is a complete JOke that i will remember 4ever.. This was a very crucial point to then and for Rossi make the desicion to maybe stay.. But they dont worck he was riding the same bike him Mugello and its just big shame!! I think Ducati just made the desicion for Rossi.. Rossi still have to the end of the year to try to make some goods out of this but hope i just hope he let this bike for Hayden, hayden just likes to say that he makes part of Motogp he dont really bored about winning thats way he is hoping that Ducati build a good bike for 3 or 4 years..lolo Or like i said this was really the only option he had to stay him GP...

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