MotoGP » Phillip Island 'special and unique' says Rossi


'It's a track that a rider has to love. Racing a MotoGP bike there is a lot of fun, but it was a difficult weekend for us last year' - Valentino Rossi

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Hahahaha - Unregistered

October 24, 2012 4:40 PM
Last Edited 675 days ago

@rossi boring

He said the racing in MotoGP has become boring, go back and watch any of the races up until 2007 at least and you'll see massive battles at the start of the race for lead and overtaking happening everywhere.

Without a doubt people always got away and the best man won, but it was a far better spectacle. That's what he was commenting about, judging from your posts though maybe you've only been watching for the last 2 years
In a completely different interview he said that Phillip Island is and amazing track, which it is, probably the best. You can enjoy riding a track even if the racing is boring.

shamarone

October 24, 2012 5:47 PM
Last Edited 675 days ago

re: "Phillip Island is never ever boring. If you enjoy motorcycles being ridden to their max then you just wander around the track and watch them at Corner 3, Corner 12, The Hayshed and tipping into corner 1 at 280KMH. The sound they make as they accelerate to 330KMH on the straight is amazing. The way they fight the bucking and weaving as they try not to under-steer coming onto the straight is brilliant. The acceleration and tyre spin accelerating out of Siberia is mesmerizing. Some of us enjoy MotoGP for the spectacle of the best riders in the world riding the fastest bikes to their limit."

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The truth hurts. - Unregistered

October 24, 2012 7:01 PM

Summed up nicely there Wylie.
Always loved watching the PI race,and NOT just because Stoner has dominated for the last 5 years either!
It is just such a spectacular track in a spectacular location.Always gets the heart pumping.

Vicarious Racer - Unregistered

October 24, 2012 7:43 PM

Lets hope he the decency to stay awake long enough to finish the race, although I'm not not sure we'll notice any difference.
Here's an idea, pop a gallon of red bull in his drink pack!

miffy - Unregistered

October 24, 2012 10:06 PM

I dunno why Rossi gets so much hate, like people have forgotten he has won the championship 7 times and even against Stoner and Lorenzo. The only reason he didn't do well in 2010 was his crash but when he came back it didn't take long for him to get podium after podium and even battle Lorenzo for Lorenzo to moan that Rossi was too aggressive.

So what he hasn't done well on the Ducati, not every rider is going to like the same bikes. Lets not also forget that since Stoner left Ducati the other bikes have become much faster, the tech 3 made a big step and are better than Ducati since Stoner left. So where Rossi is finishing is where the bike is. Also Rossi doesn't feel comfortable with the front, every single crash he has seems to be the front falling and he's said he doesn't want to push on a bike he doesn't feel safe on.


Rossi is old now, he most likely wont be as fast any more, however you don't go from one of the fastest to **** in the space of a few months during winter. It's ob

G22 - Unregistered

October 24, 2012 10:39 PM

Wylecoyote your comments on motogp and PI are spot on to stand and watch a race there let alone a Motogp race is always special. Having competed there at club, state and national level its so much more than a spectator can comprehend To be able to feel something close to what the ultimate riders (MOTO GP)feel always puts my hair on end. The more I go / compete there the more special its gets. Having said that the circuit is to be resurfaced in december of this year and a number of turns will be altered so this will change the lap times form that point forward. Even more a reason to watchthis year. Ill be there. Not boring to me. Close racing with riders swopping positions creates a much greater spectale to be absorbed and savoured

petrolbonce

October 24, 2012 11:00 PM

"he said Phillip Island is and amazing track, which it is, probably the best. You can enjoy riding a track even if the racing is boring."

That's exactly it. Watching an expert rider circulate around such a circuit is entertainment in itself, you don't have to see a close race at such a track for it to be exciting. Too many circuits on the calendar these days are fairly dull to watch unless the racing is fairing to fairing the whole time.

m - Unregistered

October 25, 2012 12:02 AM

While PI is a great place,I expect I will enjoy the moto2 and moto3 races more. If it rains motogp will be more interesting. You can't get away from the lack of competitive bikes. It used to be great back in the day when it rained the suzuki or kr bikes had a chance. That moto2 race at sepang reminded me of that you get the little guys getting a chance.

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