MotoGP » Rossi last to eighth after Rea tangle

“It's a shame about the mistake on the first lap. Rea couldn't see me and pushed me close to the curb, and I went straight to avoid him” – Valentino Rossi.

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October 01, 2012 4:31 AM

As much as it peeves me and it really does, the best Rossi can hope for in next years Spanish GPs(it's not world championship anymore)is the Italian meat in a Spanish sandwich.

Ausrossi - Unregistered

October 01, 2012 7:01 AM

Actually Rea in an interview just before the race stated that one thing he was having trouble with was trusting the bike and was stating that he was braking much earlier and getting on the power more gingerly. His WSBK manager said he needed to learn to trust the electronics and brakes and he himself admitted that he needed to do that so to me it seems to support that he probably braked alot earlier than those who have been competing for some time. Not Rea's fault just a racing incident and also not Rossi's fault it was obviously a surprise. And as many have stated if it was a certain Australia it would have been a punch and then hide behind his mechanics.

Kiwi - Unregistered

October 01, 2012 7:35 AM

#46 certainly polarises opinion. MotoGP is lucky to have a guy who is so instantly recognisable even to 'non sportsfans'
I thought Rossi was very frank in his explanation - as he often is. There was no 'blame'. He stated what happened from his perspective, took responsibility for his actions and added interest to the race as he rode to the finish line.

Interceptor - Unregistered

October 01, 2012 7:46 AM

A lot of you guys are acting like soccer hooligans. Damn.
Read the article on gpone.
Rossi blames himself for it, and atmits that Rea never could have seen him.
And after all, it only would be great if Rossi gets the Duc closer to the front and so it should be with Hayden.
For next year in my opinion, the show would be much better with all the prototypes closer to each other.
And if the Ducs are more up front wether it is to Rossi's Development or not, who gives a f...
I still like Motogp a lot, but it would be much nicer to see more guys fighting for the win.

46 - Unregistered

October 01, 2012 7:49 AM

It signifies the riding of a true multiple times world champion. Generously giving up the place in the race so no one gets hurt. No harm done.

Objective - Unregistered

October 01, 2012 7:58 AM

@Fraud 93

It is interesting that you can get inside Stoner's head and know what he would have said. No matter what comment he made about the incident it would have been labelled moaning. The fact that he is a great rider who will be missed next year is lost on people who have only followed this class of racing (GP 500 and MotoGP) since Rossi started.

I admire Rossi and all the riders who put their lives at risk in this sport. They deserve more credit than they get here.

Fraud 93 - Unregistered

October 01, 2012 8:14 AM

this article is about Rossi, not stoner, you brought it up, i just finished added to what he would of said, and you know its fact.

Stoner wont be missed at all, only by a few fan that troll this site,

even at P,Island Rossi has a bigger fan base then him,
If you have heard the advertising on Triple M radio promoting PI this year you will even hear the announcer saying "crowd favorite Rossi"

i for one am an Aussie, and wont miss stoners Presence one bit.

Objective - Unregistered

October 01, 2012 8:55 AM

@Fraud 93

I'm not a fan of any one rider. I enjoy contests between riders. I would have liked to see Dani, Jorge, Vale and Casey racing hard together next year but it is not to be.

I just believe that the whole "fanboy" mentality expressed on here at times devalues the efforts of the riders.

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