MotoGP » Rossi: 'Emotional' Sunday, 'can’t wait' for Tuesday

"It will be very, very interesting on Tuesday to try to understand which level I can achieve with the M1 and what feeling after two difficult seasons... I can't wait" - Valentino Rossi.

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borat - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 6:58 AM

Rossi matured? He's a smiling assassin, he does what he has to do, he isn't stupid. Do people think he's really that humble? No way, the mind games have returned already.
Tuesday will be interesting for sure.

Worsethanoob - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 7:05 AM

2013 will categorically not be "one of the best yet"
The race format is rubbish and there are only about six bikes that can run a decent pace at the front,regardless who is sat on them.
I'm glad to see vale back on a bike that will run decent pace and no one should underestimate his ability or motivation but man,this is gonna be a hard season for him.
The m1 is now fully tailored to suit Jorge,who is yamahas number one rider and current world champ,if there are any trick bits or advantages to be given Jorge will get them first.
Unless vale immediately wins he will be second rider,that said I wish him all the luck he can muster,been a Rossi fan for along time now,from when they used to ride proper bikes,not computer controlled economy exersises with crap tyres,so I have seen the best of the series


November 09, 2012 7:43 AM

re: "The m1 is now fully tailored to suit Jorge"

no, the M1 is NOT fully tailored but merely "tweeked" to suit jorge (spring rates, etc). to quote burgess, lorenzo is simply "fast on ROSSI's bike". much the same way both dovi, cal, and even spies have all been quick at one point or another on bikes using ross fundamentals and geometry. yamaha outspent honda for that 7 year goldmine of data. it hasn't gone anywhere but into the bikes... well 'cept for maybe ben's kit.

herewego - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 8:01 AM

Valentino gave Ducati everything he could in an attempt to help them with their disaster of a bike. Ducati assumed that Valentino could work the same miracle he did for Yamaha, for them. The problem being, Yamaha listened and responded, Ducati didn't!!The result was only ever going to be complete failure. Valentino loves the Yamaha, he nurtured it and developed into the winning bike it is today. Remember when a Yamaha was top bike in all racing classes-MotoGP, W.S.B & B.S.B, that was down to Valentino, Jeremy and the team. Never, ever underestimate Valentino because that is when he is at his most dangerous!!! Bring it on, I can't wait to see all those doubters once again kicking their own backsides!!!

Worsethanoob - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 8:06 AM

Clearly you are a massive Rossi fan like myself,but you have to realise that since Rossi left Yamaha and Jorge with a cracking bike they haven't stopped developing.
What Jorge has now is his bike not vales bike "tweaked"
There will be many bespoke components which suit Jorge and not vale now and lets be fair bens bike needs putting in a skip(my skip please,I'm sure I could sort it lol)
What I was saying was that vale will be moving into a team which favours the best rider at the moment and current world champ.
To swing that favour Rossi has to come off the blocks next year out qualifying Jorge and beating him on race day cause if he don't he will just be a solid number two rider


November 09, 2012 8:32 AM

There's going to be lots of riders in the same boat. Several riders are going to be more interested in testing next year's bike than racing this year's simply because they know pretty much where they stand in this year's championship (more or less) but there's the promise of next year's bike. It's only human nature.

daniel kuchnia

November 09, 2012 8:32 AM

@ bikenuther

Are you kiddin
Beeing ahead of call means only (for racing fans not yellow boys) that Cal push hard for the podium and crashed few times and Rossi is driving (not riding) and comes 6-8 place to take a few points. If you are mid pack you can still ake a 9 points, because of number of motogp aliens - only 3.

MCN - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 8:44 AM

There's an interview with Burgess coming up in MCN Sport magazine, when prompted the interviewer hinted that Burgess is goint to throw Ducati under the bus a little bit and that the last two years of mediocrity and inability to sort the issues will gnaw away at JB for a very long time

marikson - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 8:51 AM

I can see only 3 riders fighting for MotoGP title next year: Lorenzo (.40 - probability to win the title), Pedrosa (.30) and Rossi (.20). Bautista, Dovizzioso, Crutchlow and Marquez (0.10 for all 4) could fight for some race wins and podiums but hardly for the title. They will be the outsiders. I believe Rossi will need 3 or 4 races to adjust to the M1 before starting to win. I do hope will have more entertaining races than this season. With Rossi upfront I'm sure will get some hard fought races. No doubt Yamaha Factory Team has the best line-up and they must be to hot favourites so the pressure is on them to deliever.

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