MotoGP » Valentino Rossi out-qualified by CRT at Indy

"This track has strange asphalt that has less grip than what we're used to but that still wears the tyres" - Valentino Rossi.

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August 19, 2012 12:39 PM

@ Martin. I'v e said this before, but it did occur to me that being sacked by Ducati (apart from the ignominy of it) might actually be what Rossi wants?

I don't know, but if he was out-of-contract after being fired, then wouldn't this neatly get him out of the ride and out of contract? If VR was not a contracted MotoGP rider, then would the rules then permit Rossi to immediately start testing the Yamaha as much as he likes ready for 2013?

If so - then Ducati have a conundrum - keep paying his salary while he just rides it around, or pay him to sit on his backside, or sack him and let him get the jump on everyone for 2013? I think it's a stunt that VR might just try to pull - it's smart (if it is possible)?


August 19, 2012 12:59 PM
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Rossi didnt have time to finish is best lap. Almost crash like Nicky and loss all is time that until the slide was going to be nice! Aim preety confidente that he can make you guys eat your words today! And we will see if one CRT finishe him front of him. He dont iven like Indy allways was one track that he had problems but today is the important day not yesterday.. Rossi will have is reward today for stay on the bike and aceept what he could do unliky Nicky that will not even race. All hope he get many points with the Some of you guys are just sick about Rossi.. Ok Ducati and him fail but its clear who we have to blain Ducati and Ducati nothing more!! If they worck well the story could be diferent but you guys like to blain the riders like if they build there bike!! Stupid guys that will heat there words him 2013.. This site is full of playstacion riders that dont understand nothingh about bikes.. I wonder if they allready ride one bike?? I bealive was more one scooter

chris - Unregistered

August 19, 2012 1:01 PM

One quick lap on a Q tyre is no good if you carn't start the race. Who's smart enough to know its no good being a hero for one lap then not getting to see the chequered flag.


August 19, 2012 1:04 PM
Last Edited 1267 days ago


Nice one Chris.. Most of the users are here only to wach there riders making the paper of Clown!! They like to wach this OOOHH man loocke he is sliding Man he is the greatest he control so nice is the best.. And now they are ohh poorr Stoner hope he is ok, this is no joke.. Man what a shame .. What a crash.. Ohh nooo.. 1 they try to presure there riders to allways ride like that.. now they are praying for he make the


August 19, 2012 1:16 PM

Irrespective of whether Rossi is currently pushing to the limit or not the partnership has not worked. Both parties have seen their image tarnished. Now that Rossi has announced his divorce from Ducati they should move quickly to throw him out of the Ducati home. In business it's called garden leave. You pay his contract but ask him to stay at home pending the start of his new contract. Time for Ducati to show the yellow one the door! And quick!


August 19, 2012 1:25 PM

@ Mack-the-Knife. I've said the same things. The real interest now will be how Rossi does today, and how hard he is considered to be trying.

Without Nicky, he ought to be at the very least being inside the top 8 (and that is looking at form and being very kind to Rossi). If Nicky & Barbera could mix it with the likes of Bautista & Bradl & Cal most weeks then really VR should do the same today. Everyone else will be thinking there's chances to be further up today with the injuries to front-runners - Rossi should be aiming higher than a usual dry result today too.

Liam48 - Unregistered

August 19, 2012 1:31 PM

I see a much bigger problem hear than most,, every Duati that will start today has been outqualified by a CRT, Hayden (who isn't starting today) seems to go quicker that Vale over 1 lap because he rides with shear determination, there is a fundamental problem with the bike bit most people have just targeted Rossi, a Moto2 WC & a Moto2 race winner have both been outqualified by a CRT and they're both no slouches.

After Hayden's crash Rossi was on a much quicker lap that would have seen him jump de Puniet no doubt but he nearly crashe where Stoner, Spies & Hayden did, now a lot if people are saying he's not pushing it, well that's true but would you push a MotoGP animal after seeing 3 people injure themselves at one corner and you nearly doing the same yourself? I THINK NOT!

BRIDGESTONE - Unregistered

August 19, 2012 1:38 PM

So nice to read this...

2 agree.
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Codger for goodness sake stop kowtowing before Rossi and accept he's finished.
Posted by somebody - Unregistered (1 hour 10 minutes ago)

Now tell me somebuddy who will finish this year???
i know spies will stop, who's the other rider?
oh yeah its the man that knows and accept he's finished MOANER

cant handle pressure

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