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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physics

July 30, 2012 12:40 PM

I agree with the previous poster. In 2007 they had the best bike, a hell of a rider and they won the championship flawlessly. From then on it was the beginning of the great fail. Stoner gradually declined in the race results, his last year in Ducati was with somewhere around 5 dnfs. I think if Stoner stayed in Ducati for 2011 he would be in the same situation as Rossi. Honda up'ed the game so hard for the last 800cc season that everybody else was in the dust. This year Yamaha is coming to grips with them but Ducati has been left in the past... They are developing just too slowly.

Tetley

July 30, 2012 12:52 PM

When VR joined Ducati he went from top contender to also-ran. He didn't lose his skill and will-to-win overnight. I think VR intended to stay at Ducati and make the bike a winner, until Audi took the reins and introduced an unknown element into the status quo.(Status Quo- Francis Rossi, get it?). With the uncertainty of what effect Audi will have, VR now has valid reason to quit.
Yamaha don't want VR the man, or VR the rider, they want VR the sponsorship bringer. They will favour JL, and VR cannot be happy with that.
The third team being considered is not a factory team.
There is a fourth option- walk away from it all. I thinkthat maybe with hindsight VR will realise that time has come.

billace - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 1:02 PM

MotoGuru, you said
"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."

Did you watch the race? Jorge, Casey and Dani ran in the 21's by pushing the bike to the point it was unstable, each of them saving crashes along the way.

If you believe Ducti will ever build a bike that is so far ahead of Honda and Yamaha that it can beath them without a rider doing the same you are likely very mistaken.

As far as waiting 2 months being such a abject failure on Ducati's part, The company was just resently acquired and the new ownership will probably take much longer to complete their assessmnet of the program and may not have approved any spending or better yet want to carefully assess the situation.

You also have to factor in that Ducati has listened extensively to Rossi for a year and a half and all of

Vilas

July 30, 2012 1:03 PM

@TheBaron

You are so wrong dude.. Rossi allways new Yamaha was good bike just need some adjstements and diferente rider!! Rossi new the chassis at yamaha was allawys good the bike allways have Good agility and turning, the engine was the probleme. Ducati dont have nothingh special compared to the Japonese manufactors.. only on there mind a 90 v4 is better and carbon fiber etc only him there mind.. they must thingh this is F1 and copy Ferrari is the Future..

Aim tired of posting this but you noobs dont get:

youtube.com/watch?v=32G-qcyXSzE

youtube.com/watch?v=SbRxmPykiug


wach and learn somethingh about Rossi and Yamaha.. Realised who make the upgrades and who select what was need and give the right advices.. Lesson who sai that Rossi was know has a good developer..


physics

July 30, 2012 1:08 PM

So much hate for a person you don't know... Still I think that if Stoner gets on this years Duc he will be +/- 1 place of Rossi. Bike development is not only rider or only engineer, they have to communicate and more, they must be provided with parts and backing. Honda has new chassis when they need it, ducati can't make a descent ecu for half an year... They need a big change in the top part of the company. There is not a single rider, team, mechanics that can help them if there is not the backing of the factory!

motogps - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 1:14 PM

Rossi has been wonderful for the sport and a real champion but I think he should consider retirement. I don't think he will match it will Lorenzo in 2013.

Vilas

July 30, 2012 1:14 PM

@TheBaron

Wach the videos.. you will understand that Yamaha worcks foloowing Rossi advice.. Ducati dont do sht because they have outstandings enginers like preziosi..lolo that fuker... Rossi beat Stoner him 2008 when Ducati was still more less competitive and beat Lorenzo him 2009 when he finish 2 on the standings wish means he was the 2 best rider of 2009.. Nothingh more to say

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