MotoGP » Valentino Rossi reflects on Ducati decision


“It's a great pity. I'm very sad because in Ducati I found a lot of good people... I tried to understand which is the best bike for the next two years that maybe are the end of my career” – Valentino Rossi.

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rossi quitter - Unregistered

August 17, 2012 9:26 AM

LA-Xstream

It didn't help Melandri he never was the rider after 2008 that he was before
Yet
Finally Rossi is beaten into submission

he appears humble

lets see he got sick of making the same mistake

falling of the Red Dragon ...........

Lets see how he goes at yamaha with out all his previous contractual priviliges...........

He should never have gone to Ducati.....
he should have either retired after his Accident or stayed at Yamaha..........I respected him Before his pathetic comments about other riders
and now with his tail between his legs
he returns to the only team that will have him..........Find out how much Ducati offered Stoner to ride the red Beast????? next year it was more than Rossi.........

Catch Up - Unregistered

August 17, 2012 10:47 AM

Honda even offered Casey more than Rossi, plus no pr commitments and less testing.....If in fact he had stayed with Honda or gone back to Ducati he would have been the highest paid GP rider on the grid......But no Family is more important than money.

SorryButiMustCorrectU - Unregistered

August 17, 2012 11:01 AM

Rossi quitter and Catch up....

Even before Stoners announcement to retire, Ducati never offered Stoner the ride back and thats a fact!
Repsol Honda offered Casey itro $8-9m (per season) and that was their closing bid.
Vale was offered itro $35m for the two seasons but it's not about money, Rossi shown that by taking a massive pay cut just to sttraddle a more competitive machine and Stoner, well he's leaving for his own reasons.
Even the current championship leader jl #99 is only on around $7m per season mark (less than what Rossi will be contracting to i guarantee)
Then here's me as a supervisor doing 40 hours per week for 26,500 pa lol.
(AND MAY I ADD HAVING TO PUT UP WITH HER INDOORSTO BOOT!!)

Morpheus - Unregistered

August 17, 2012 12:35 PM

When asked if he had any advise to the men of Borgo Panigale he said: Look less at the data coming from the computer and trust more in what the pilot is saying.

There you have it! Even CS feel for the bike and the changes it needed were voided by what the computer was feeling!.

shamarone

August 17, 2012 2:10 PM

re: "We had great times together. We try the maximum"

well no, not the maximum... maximum woud've been a half dozen iterations of ally frame, but of course they were in the middle of being bought and sold like so much "2 dollar hooer".

Marc - Unregistered

August 17, 2012 2:59 PM

Stacey Moaner and your blind fans take note this is how a true champion acts. Even after being bashed Mercilessly by the media, Stacy and Moaner's fans and other detractors he has the grace to admit defeat, apologize to the team and the fans for not being able to turn it around and to praise the guy that's leading the bashing. Good on Rossi hope he can find that competitiveness and can stay for many more years in MotoGP.

Marc - Unregistered

August 17, 2012 3:12 PM

LAXstream good point but that depends on how Rossi can apply what he's learned. If he learned how to ride around things better or improve his riding style. We'll find out next season on how well he can re-adapt to the Yam and see if he'll be competitive. As he noted he'll see if he can still be competitive. If he is he'll stick around for several years if not then he'll move to another series or race type or retire. I sure hope for the sake of MotoGP he can bring back some of the excitement to an extremely boring series.

The truth hurts - Unregistered

August 17, 2012 3:37 PM

Marc.Rossi is only being gracefull in defeat because he has no choice!
He has failed dismally at Ducati after his and big mouth Burgess wise cracks about Stoner not riding hard enough and the now legendary 80 second fix debacle!
If he had not been so **** sure of himself he would have had a bit more sympathy from the Stoner fans.But he thought it was going to be easy to tame the Duke and so did his fans.But it blew up in their faces big time.

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