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 3:57 PM


No, he was talking about his *front* tire:

"We have a real problem: again today, we had a hard time getting the front tyre to work, and it was like brand new after 30 laps."

3m - Unregistered

July 31, 2012 4:11 PM

He should start his own team bring up ianone or espargaro to ride along side with him,he has the money and ability to bring some big sponsors to his
own team,then i should respect him again hes a really good rider but cant shake the feeling of greed.

rocketman77 - Unregistered

July 31, 2012 4:51 PM

If he leaves Ducati he has failed in his project. As Steve Parish said 'beat your team mate week in week out, then start moaning about the bike'. If he moves to Yamaha he will win more races because he is an excellent racer (race craft). But in my opinion he has nothing to prove to anybody (regarding winning titles and races) other than to win on a Ducati (and develop a bike for the youth). If he moves to Yamaha, alot of real Moto Gp fans will have lost a tiny little bit of respect for him. The die hard Rossi fans will be happy because he will start winning again. It's a tough choice for him at 33. I think if Stoner was staying he would have made his decision by now.


July 31, 2012 5:24 PM

Back to Yamaha,pretty please ! Either way he's not going to be a threat to Lorenzo,but he may be able to glean a podium or three over a seasons length on the transverse 4 provided the L4 has not corrupted his riding style completely.

Shawank - Unregistered

July 31, 2012 5:31 PM

Sure the ducati is a pig...but rossi has already proved everything on the Yamaha and its no use returning,seriously its like just for a reputation upping process...with only 4 competitive factory bike seats not justified. Rossi should sacrifice that precious seat for some young competition, the best would be a ducati contract extension for one more year same as nicky and move to Suzuki for 2014. This would refresh and revitalize valentino. plz w8 for another year buddy...try to turn that pig to something useful atleast a midpack consistent runner.


July 31, 2012 5:32 PM

re: "Resources that Ducati just don't have."

but audi does. question remains, how willing are they to risk those resources...? they have a 50/50 chance at success as they have at embarassment.

in hindsight, it's safe to say much of ducati's early grandprix success was predicated on the decision (brilliant this) to hire bridgestone to build hoops specific for the D16.

nye on impossible to resurrect an ailing race program when you no longer have control over this variable and the goalpost of tyres keeps moving. if it were my money...? would i spend it under these conditions...? HEELLLL NO, but it ain't my money.

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