MotoGP » POLL: Valentino Rossi - Ducati or Yamaha?


Valentino Rossi is set to decide his MotoGP future before the next round at Indianapolis in mid-August, what should he do?

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RossiFan - Unregistered

July 31, 2012 2:50 PM

@Ponty: wow, if what you're saying is true - and all of it is very plausible - Rossi is in a tight spot: stay with Ducati and be practically certain he'll retire without winning a race again ( ok, maybe one in a rainy blue moon ), or go to Yamaha and eat dirt, as they have the upper hand and by what you say they're prepared to treat him like sh*t... tough spot ...

BrianC

July 31, 2012 2:57 PM

"This is the team that made Casey Stoner want to quit Motogp."

No, CRT made Stoner want to quit GP. Who wants to race in a "Le Mans" type of circuit where you have slow, un-refined bikes getting in the way of the fastest, most refined bikes on the planet?!

I don't blame Stoner. MotoGP is turning into a farce because of CRT. This is prototype racing, not "off the shelf" racing.

samas

July 31, 2012 3:04 PM

At the moment Rossi is between a rock and a hard place.
No matter where he goes he won't win and he knows it.
JLo 's going to crucify him if he goes to Yamaha and if Cal Scott or Crazy Joe go to Ducati (they have loads of talent and nothing to loose) They will push the Ducati to the limit and then some and who knows at least one of them might be able to tame it.
Someone said to my amusement in a previous thread that Toni would. Now that's the difference between someone who's been following GP racing from the get go. I'll bet one of those three will prove me right my money's on Crazy Joe.

Ponty - Unregistered

July 31, 2012 3:06 PM

@BrianC

Tough spot indeed. Very difficult times for Rossi now. Stay with ducati and never won a dry race again? Go to Yamaha without enough support from them and risk loosing against Lorenzo big time?

Safest bet is a Gresini HONDA!! Maybe he can win a few more races there. It doesnt matter if it is a satelite team if he can get enough factory support there. Nothing to lose there and it is a much better choice than the Ducati. If VR leaves Ducati i already feeling sorry for the rider who will replace him. I would bet a lot of money that Dovi or Crutchlow or who ever will replace him him wont win a race with that crap bike even with Audi support.

nashleighman - Unregistered

July 31, 2012 3:14 PM

If he goes back to Yamaha, do we have to put up with all that garage wall nonsense again? Because that isn't sport. If he stays with Ducati, I can't see that Audi money will make it work by next year. It'll take at least another season beyond that (a la BMW in WSBK). Crutchlow and Hayden for Ducati? That might mean fighting for 4th and 5th again, but exciting nonetheless. Back to Rossi - if he goes to Gressini, won't Honda screw him over for updates because he and Honda parted acrimoniously? Don't do that, Vale. Honda will get even.

Go to Yamaha and make up with Jorge. I reckon Jorge is a different beast from the one that partnered Vale 2 seasons ago - more self-assured and not in awe of the Doctor any more. Vale may be the greatest of the current crop, but I wouldn't like to bet on him against a cool Jorge these days. So that means great racing for us armchair punters. I reckon even Stevens now.

Having said all that, I'm a 'Hailwood is the GOAT' man myself. And he didn'

Carmelo loves Lappers - Unregistered

July 31, 2012 3:17 PM

Bridges. Rossi burned one down and peed on the ashes at Honda when he left. He and Yamaha both tried desperately to keep things on the up and up when he departed for Ducati, even taking out ad's wishing him well. Just in case. But if he were to jump ship mid-stream on Ducati, without ever even coming close to what his predecessor did. Could there ever be a way back, just in case things work out the same at Yamaha this time around? I suspect there would, just because he is Valentino. But you have to start wondering how many peoples careers does he have to ruin before it is enough? All of them is the answer your looking for! This season he is (intentionally or otherwise) screwing with Nicky, Dovi and Cal's futures! And one of them is a fellow Italian! Valentino may well be the best thing to ever happen to WSBK as the talent pool over there is getting deeper by the minute and MotoGP is running dry! Its going to be Carmelo and the Spanish Mob in one end of the kiddy pool and Valentino and

Montenegrox - Unregistered

July 31, 2012 3:27 PM

If he stays at Ducati makes the bike work and win he will become a true motorcycle racing GOD.
If he goes back to Yamaha he is only thinking of himself and breaking records on number of wins, he's been there, done that.
The only way to regain respect and shut everyone up is to win on a Ducati.
Stay!

Bradley Lowdell-Moore - Unregistered

July 31, 2012 3:37 PM

I am a massive rossi fan and love him to bits! I think you will find its not the bike...! Its the rider! The ducati is far to violent for rossi as hes smooth! Personally if your goona get anywhere rossi go back to yamaha! :)

beatz - Unregistered

July 31, 2012 3:54 PM

I would like to see ducati grow some nads and sign somebody else before vale even makes the decision. Their brands reputation is taking a hammering and they need to get their heads out their ****s and fix it.


also i want to see vale back on the yamaha asap!

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