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.

Sort Comments: Oldest | Newest

Sparky62

August 07, 2012 4:29 PM

Shamarone....just so you don't confuse your ass and wall again...June 2010 at Misano. All riders completed a full day on track. Haga and Fabrizio on their works bikes and Bayliss on the test bike. Bayliss 1:35.6, Fabrizio 1:36.0, Haga 1:36.4.

mike hunt - Unregistered

August 07, 2012 4:34 PM

looks like MotoGP has turned into a 4 bike championship. if your not on factory yamaha or honda forget it, and people are beginning to realise that. its not going to be long before top riders will steer clear. dovi and spies have seen the light a doomed series in this format.

shamarone

August 07, 2012 4:37 PM

re: "I think this is what both Rossi and Ducati need. Rossi needs to be on a good bike and go head to head against the best in class to help forget the last 2 years. Ducati needs to focus on development with a solid satellite program and a young rider willing to take big risks and with Rossi gone...

...audi can just mothball the grandprix program altogether and tell those youngsters to seek their fortunes upon CRT's.

The big questions is how he will handle the pace that has elevated over the last few seasons.

assuming no tyre issues and no results fixing, he'll handle it just fine. relative to the 800's, the extra power of a 1000cc crossplane will be intoxicating. remind him of his championship winning bikes from '04 and '05... only better.

Dr GP - Unregistered

August 07, 2012 4:41 PM

The hate on here seems proportionate to the threat of Rossi being competitive...
People have such selective memory and use of facts. If the Ducati was such an amazing bike when Rossi took it on (as many have said multi-winning bike) why did Stoner leave and why did it crash so many times that year?
If Rossi is a failure for leaving Ducati for a competitive bike why isn't Stoner? The 80 second fix quote was not from Rossi and nothing to do with the Ducati. Unless Rossi is designing and crafting the new parts himself I fail to see why it is his fault that the money poured in has not resulted in effective or quick updates to the Ducati? In those circumstances why should he stay and lose when he can leave and potentially be competitive again?
Why should proper racing fans be denied the last few years of his talent while he sits on an incredibly inadequate bike?
And as for Dovi deserving the ride, he is good but was consistently beaten by Stoner and Pedrosa on the factory Honda and this yea

Dr GP - Unregistered

August 07, 2012 4:43 PM

And as for Dovi deserving the ride, he is good but was consistently beaten by Stoner and Pedrosa on the factory Honda and this year the satellite Yamaha is the closest it's ever gonna be to the factory bike as its the first year of 1000cc

xxx - Unregistered

August 07, 2012 4:45 PM

@adi
first of all ,such a shame on you to be given the name which is a supreme symbol of intelegency. It was ment to ALL but never ME as you claimed.lol !
secondly is for you to keep in mind that 9 time WDC means nothing to Ducati.Ducati only fears the fearless,super talented n fast rider.

shamarone

August 07, 2012 4:49 PM

re: "Shamarone....just so you don't confuse your ass and wall again...June 2010 at Misano. All riders completed a full day on track. Haga and Fabrizio on their works bikes and Bayliss on the test bike. Bayliss 1:35.6, Fabrizio 1:36.0, Haga 1:36.4."

again, the FULL statement/question was, who was calling it a nail 'cept for the uninformed (ie. a$$ from hole types)...? as we observed come 2011, 2 more titles (count 'em 2) were added to italy's medal count. this in the same season.

Page 7 of 36
« 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  »

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.