MotoGP » Valentino Rossi breaks silence on Ducati exit


"It was a great shame not to be able to be competitive on the Ducati" - Valentino Rossi.

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Jimmy - Unregistered

August 14, 2012 1:58 PM

He has nothing to be ashamed of for not being able to get close to what Stoner did with Ducati. Yes he was slow from the the start, and yes he was handed a bike that was a front runner and was way down the order, but he is still the GOAT, despite not being able to match a non-GOAT. Go figure.

Oh, wait a minute!

chris - Unregistered

August 14, 2012 2:00 PM

If Ducati want to give him square wheels to race on instead of round ones what can they expect? He's not going back to yamaha for the money he's going back because he wants to race and race at the front. Ducati's loss and very much Yamahas gain.

Rossi46 - Unregistered

August 14, 2012 2:01 PM

"“It was a great shame not to be able to be competitive on the Ducati, it would have been a great satisfaction for me and for all guys who worked with me and fun for all our tifosi. I'm sorry."

Never heard Stoner's apology for underperforming on the Ducati. Rossi the nine time champion shows us class and professionalism.

Ammar

August 14, 2012 2:02 PM

well he came to ducati expecting to be competitive on 3 manufacturers....fail

he thought if they worked together, they could improve the bike.....fail

he thought the changes would come faster...fail

he chose to switch back to yamaha....hope it something good finally


looking forward to some actualy good use of the second yamaha next year..

87rob - Unregistered

August 14, 2012 2:04 PM

Rossi is a good rider, but he can no longer be classed as the GOAT due to his dismal performances at Ducati. A true GOAT would have been able to mix that bike up at the front week in week week out and more, like the previous rider did.

We all now know that Rossi needs the best bikes to win. All this nonsense about not wanting his team mate to share his info with the wall, and yet he has the cheek to use Haydens info and still cant make good use of it.

Yes he ahs earnt the right to get the best stuff, but this shows that he is nothing without the best support and the best kit.

There has only been one rider in the modern era that has proved he can ride any factory bike and still get on the top step multiple times.

In contrast, Rossi even struggles to match his tema mate.

I wish luck at Yamaha though, and it will certainly give us MotoGp fans some good battles im sure, but lets now put all this Stoner V Rossi stuff to bed because its all obviuous now.

Ammar

August 14, 2012 2:06 PM

while people may say he wasted two years at ducati and shudve have controlled his ego and stayed with yamaha...

personally i feel rossi has learnt a lot in these 2 years how it is to struggle......it has taught him humility....he respects the riders a lot more now(mainly stoner)....

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