MotoGP » Date set for Rossi to Yamaha announcement?

Valentino Rossi's much speculated return to Yamaha could be formally announced ahead of next week's Indianapolis Grand Prix.

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timk - Unregistered

August 07, 2012 2:51 PM

I wonder if Lorenzo will demand a wall in the garage. :-)

It would be only fitting, given how Rossi treated him the last time they were teammates. I doubt he will though because Lorenzo has no reason to fear Rossi. Rossi's fear of the young Lorenzo's speed which caused him to demand that wall was, as seen with 20/20 hindsight, quite well founded.

god karma - Unregistered

August 07, 2012 3:16 PM

of an Imaginary Interview...

-Mr X : Why can't you pull out
your entertaining tricks
including your postrace
antics lately,Vale?

-VR : You know I've been on
the hard bike the last 1
and half way I
can do that on it.Just
like the magicians do the
those tricks-it needs
the magic box n crew.

-Mr X:Haha...what a clear
insight !.Thanks,Vake.


August 07, 2012 3:18 PM

Nick636 pls give us insight who was:)
Dovi might be up for Ducati contract, but he will not do better than any other ex 250 rider,(yes I know Stoner was a 250 rider but he grew up on a dirt bike, and hayden could not master many wins even on a Honda so he do not count) Cal on the other hand could probably ride the Ducati well with his physical agressive style:)
Cheers Claes


August 07, 2012 3:19 PM

I'm both happy and sad, really hoped the Ducati marriage would work out. Ducati is lost unfortunately, and without even a single spark of real progress in 2 years, I can see why Rossi will walk. With Audi's support looming, there's the possibility of Ducati getting it together by, what, late 2013? Too little too late for the Doctor, the guy deserves better support, as does any top rider working for them.

While Honda rolls out new bikes mid-season and Yamaha's machinery is near perfect, Ducati has showed minuscule levels of commitment in comparison. Marriage over.


August 07, 2012 3:21 PM

Rumour started a few days ago that if Rossi moves to Yamaha then Ducati will want to save face. To do so would mean proving the combination of bike and rider was at fault, not just the bike. They would not publicly attack Rossi. If Dovi and Hayden can't get it on the podium by mid year they will offer Stoner some wildcard rides at tracks he likes, such as Philip Island. Theory being he would show the potential of the bike and might also get the racing bug again. Remember when the Ducati Superbike was being called a nail and the recently retired Bayliss jumped on it and blew the current riders away on test days? Suddenly they lifted their game.


August 07, 2012 3:22 PM

re: "And if AUDI put a hell of $$ and in 2 yrs duc is sorted then it could be worse for jap becuz duc is fastest it just need to be agile"

let's say rossi were to leave, AUDI would suddenly give a crap about investing money into a dying series why...?

aldo2654 - Unregistered

August 07, 2012 3:27 PM

Crutchlow, Rea, Smith & Redding are a complete and waste of space. Crutchlow is NO more than BSB quality at best and he can't even beat his teamate, who is a certainty for the Ducati ride, Rea is even worse, Smith is definitely not worth a look by Yamaha and Redding, I don't need to say anymore. Rossi will be gone by mid 2013, as he will NOT like Lorenzo beating him hands down and I can't stand Lorenzo.

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