MotoGP » Rossi ninth in class at Nurburgring

Valentino Rossi's team finishes in class at the Nurburgring round of the Blancpain Endurance Series.

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burnthouse - Unregistered

September 23, 2012 9:09 PM

Rossi needs to remain focused on his MOTO GP commitments, he has just begun to make real progress with Ducati, racing at this level still fatigues the driver which may be fun for Rossi but must concern Ducati somewhat.9th in class sounds great but how many other were in his class and what sort of distance did his team achieve.?

jimmy - Unregistered

September 23, 2012 9:16 PM

Great! Hope Vale will switch to cars after his motorcycle career. He surely still can improve a lot, would be great to see him e.g. at Le Mans or WEC. These Blancpain 'Endurance' races are a joke, three hours is no endurance IMHO (at least six, like WEC races).

Tuned farks - Unregistered

September 23, 2012 10:17 PM

They once said he'd replace Massa @ Ferrari. Alonso upset his fanboys by replying that he'd be within 1 second of Rossi on a Motogp bike. They spewed spleen and invective, sputtered and declaimed !
Fact is modern motorsports is too specialised for modern Surtees' to come to the fore. Legends in their various fields have tried two switch from 2 to 4 and vice versa. Even 4 to 4 (Kimi). Has'nt happened. Rossi is arguably the GOAT. But those that like to extend his prowess into the 4-wheeled category do a dis-service to the four wheel specialists.

till263 - Unregistered

September 23, 2012 10:27 PM

@ Tuned farks...rossi proved he was quick in a ferrari f1 car when he tested a few years i remember rossi was 3 tenths of schumacher's fastest time at ferrari test track on his tenth lap...when schumacher tested capirossi's ducati he was still 30 second's of the pace at the end of his first day!!


September 23, 2012 10:28 PM

9th in class out of 28 entries is not too shabby.

There is not a single reason why a good motorcycle racer can't become a good car racer.

Wayne Gardner did OK racing V8 Supercars. So did Greg Hansford.

F1 is a different beast though.

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