MotoGP » Rossi backs off to reach the finish

“At that point, I decided to make it to the finish” – Valentino Rossi.

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The truth hurts. - Unregistered

August 20, 2012 3:03 PM

Easy to kick a man when he is down isnt it girls?....The Morgue.
Yes Morgue it is,just as the Rossi fans put the boot in to Stoner in 2009 when he fell ill.Remember?
As for Rossi,it is blatantly obvious that he has chucked in the towel and is not making any effort at all.So much for the greatest rider of all time.Well one thing is certain,there will be no excuses for under performing next year.

billace - Unregistered

August 20, 2012 3:39 PM


Lets apply your logic to a different team. Casey should have thrown in the towel last year with that mindset. After all Dani crashed and broke bones and Simo was killed. Dovi had a big crash in QP at the Valencia last year, what was Stoner thinking by pushing to close the gap on Spies and winning? The only sensible thing for a rider on a Honda to do was clearly stay safe out there, right?

the wood - Unregistered

August 20, 2012 3:47 PM

The money ducati spent on valentino they could of grabbed anthoney gobert ,dried him out in the most expensive clinic at half the cost and would never had to change the bike to suit him.Then they would have themselves in a great position ,cheap rider willing to ride around problems and hayden to develop...easy

SPIDEY - Unregistered

August 20, 2012 4:41 PM

Im a little confused but oh well might as well post this..

How is Rossi a failure on the ducati to the extent some mention here...... when(!).... he is the top performing ducati last year and most likely this year as well?

If rossi working at 50% is better than all other ducs at 100% i say hes doing alright! Rosssi cant make the duc go faster than his effort at 50% cause it slides! But heck hes still faster than the others.

Now this duc is different from the 800 duc. So cant really compare much. And if u think Rossi sucks what abt Nicky? Hes on the duc next year as well.

So here is my version. Nicky and Rossi are doing fine. You cant really ride a biek that is poor with its tirees. End of story.

Sam - Unregistered

August 20, 2012 4:43 PM


I can safely say that you've been following the sport for less than two years. Rossi won race and podium back in 2010 sustaining far worse injury than casey. and for Rossi scared of pushing Yamaha, well he's the guy that won 4 titles on that M1, and pushed it like hell, Catalunya 2009 is an evidence to my words.

Sam - Unregistered

August 20, 2012 4:47 PM

@ Maximusproxx

I don't know whether I laugh at you or cry!! I was right when I said you know nothing about the sport. I think Jorge Lorenzo already told us what Rossi will be doing on that M1.

IMO rossi wasnt just at ducati to win races etc... no he was more there to get a bike, like what he did at yamaha that could be ridden by many at a competitive pace... point proven by the results of lorenzo dovi and crutchlow. spies... i dont know about that... very very weird. the honda is also in the same respect. unfortunately though with the ducati it just didnt work out.
for the better rider etc argument.. there is an article on visordown titled 10 hardest rides.... no.1 mic doohan after oblitarating his leg coming back and still losing out on the championship. he put himself at risk only to come 2nd.
that in mind you can kind of see (as a rossi fan) why people jump on him for not 'pushing' it seems he has given up for this year and its really hard to see how he can suddenly just flick the give a sh*t button when he returns too yamaha... if he does then undoubtedly eh will rightfully be labled as THE legend.

all i can say is i cant wait for his celebration of beating ago's win

Carlos - Unregistered

August 20, 2012 4:58 PM

Lol, how this guy will help Lorenzo to win the Championship? I can't believe they can fight against Pedrosa and Marquez. Rossi will never see them on track.

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