MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: No second thoughts

“...Also if other riders can use the Ducati against me [next year] that is a positive thing” – Valentino Rossi.

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Skippy the Bush Kangarooa - Unregistered

September 17, 2012 3:15 PM

Why do you Rossi fans think that this race he has given a great hit to the so called haters.

He came second by beating all the guys who have never come 1st and its taken nearly two years to happen.

Hell, even Rossi knew this was luck in more ways than one.

So, I think all the haters are just laughing at you, nothing at all about giving them a hit as you put it.

I for one think it was great to see the old Rossi back, even if it was because the great riders were not in the race, that doesn't matter but don't go bagging the haters or becoming all Anti Dani, JL or Stoner.

And to the clown that slagged off Australia, settle down and never under estimate us we have had a WC in every decade since the 1980s which not many countries can claim.

CRT - Unregistered

September 17, 2012 3:16 PM

@ It's ashame that Ducati took so long to provide Rossi some of the changes he asked for at the beginning of the season. This result shows that Rossi and his team know what they need. Given these parts early in the season may have allowed him better results and different ending to his Ducati experience.

Posted by Marc

Completely unfounded.

Do I need to go dig up the quote from Rossi with his statements of "I'm not an engineer and I don't know what the bike needs?"

Marc - Unregistered

September 17, 2012 3:19 PM

Fan I agree that Rossi will do even better on the M1 next year and once he gets the M1 setup to his liking he should be able to compete for podiums and hopefully wins if not the championship but without seeing him ride it's difficult to tell how effective he'll be on it. If this race is any indicator it will be nice to see the Ducati competing again. While the Yellow hating brigade won't give Rossi any credit all rational people will know he deserves it.

trigger - Unregistered

September 17, 2012 3:28 PM

Im not a huge fan of Rossi, but full credit to him for putting his best race togther in almost 2 years! It wa sa great race for Rossi, regardless of the ifs and buts. A well earnt podium!

But just to put a little downer on things, it appears that when Rossi finishes mid-pack, which is more often than not, its because of the bike, yet after the first time in almost 2 season he puts on a good performance its suddenly becasue he is a GOD and the GOAT!?!?!

So when he does badly, its because of the bike, and when he does well its because of him. You cant have it both ways guys.

Scanny - Unregistered

September 17, 2012 3:31 PM

Lorenzo, Stoner, Pedrosa, yeah they're all very good riders, but Rossi IS The Greatest. Even if he retired tomorrow, he would still be the greatest and there is nothing all you whiners can do about it. Just accept it and get over it please.

Scanny - Unregistered

September 17, 2012 3:50 PM

His stint in the Ducati has proven nothing, that the Ducati is not as good as the japanese bikes and that Rossi never gives up. But don't worry, maybe next season he will convince you all Rossi-skeptics.

rotsa ruc - Unregistered

September 17, 2012 3:55 PM

So many muppets missing the real point of what we all saw yesterday. Rossi was 4.4 seconds off the lead. 1st time he's been that close all year. Regardless of his test at the same track 2 weeks ago, he was riding like the Rossi I remember. He was smooth, he was able to maintain his corner speed and he seemed to keep Bradl and then Bautista behind him without too much effort.

That evidence suggests that he now has more confidence in the front end, and the new swing arm is giving him more traction and reducing the tire wear also. The next race will tell the full story, as will Nicky when he rides the new chassis...and doesn't have a broken hand to deal with.

Rotsa, out

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