MotoGP » Rossi puts boot into 'boring' MotoGP

'It is the most boring moment. Races are quite bad... it is very difficult to stay awake!' - Valentino Rossi

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Greg - Unregistered

October 23, 2012 12:56 PM

“It is the most boring moment. Races are quite bad and it is very difficult to stay awake.”

Must be the reason Hayden is gaining more respect !
At least he "earns" his money even when he knows he isn't going to win !

rod99 - Unregistered

October 23, 2012 12:59 PM

Before all the Rossi haters start slagging, saying yeh just cos he isn't winning, bla bla

This is a heavily edited version of the interview.

Watch it on Iplayer its very honest and funny and in my opinion what everyone else is thinking.!

B.A - Unregistered

October 23, 2012 1:02 PM

It's boring cause Rossi is not fighting at the front. Love him or hate him almost all the exciting races in the modern Motogp era involved him fighting.

Ajay - Unregistered

October 23, 2012 1:03 PM

What with silly statements and not trying ("settling for a finish" in his own words)he has not done his reputation any favours in the last couple of years.

Slide Rules! - Unregistered

October 23, 2012 1:04 PM

A bit rich coming from a guy who blocked Stoner from joining Yamaha and then later on Lorenzo from receiving the same updates while in the same factory team as Valentino.
Does he actually believe he shouldn't have to put in so much effort to get good results or are we lost in translation?
Riders come and go and the show goes on, it would be an crying shame if newcomers don't get at least the same chances as those before them, all because Valentino said so.

He_who_will_not_be_named - Unregistered

October 23, 2012 1:07 PM

Great, now Rossi haters will go crazy just because Vale said the truth.
The races ARE boring. Each race I watch i get more and more frustrated. The only way I can think of to make the races better would be to bring Super Sic back...
Damn it, it's one year now.

Jon M - Unregistered

October 23, 2012 1:09 PM

But as one of the pundits said, if you just want overtaking go and watch a club race.
I race and I'm still at the level where I make mistakes, out brake myself, miss turn in points and ease off when I have a moment. In club racing it's like that all the time.

It's even like this in European Superstock- especially the 600s!

MotoGP has the best riders in the world making too few mistakes and riding on the narrowest of racing lines. The faster you go, the smaller the line becomes. You either take that line and go fast, or don't and go slower- or crash.
The bikes have too many electronics which limit the amount of mistakes and moments riders have, so it comes to braking.
At Sepang everybody lost the front as the onus is on braking to make time up- with TC your exit speed is the same as everybody else as you rely on TC.
Now I'm not foolish enough to know it's exactly that simple, a good rider is able to create more grip which the TC can exploit, but the series needs work.
Less sticky t

Nick - Unregistered

October 23, 2012 1:10 PM

Having watched MotoGP for all the years Rossi is referring to - I quite agree with him.

Moto 2 is a a lot more interesting!

It's certainly a long time since a satelite Honda has won a race! That's all down to sponsors/money. It's also why Rossi wouldn't ride a satelite Honda next season because the mechanics would make sure that it would not beat the Repsol team, fact.

I hope they change it! With the exception of Brno we have not seen a last lap battle all year!

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