MotoGP » Rossi lapped as Ducati era draws to an end


Valentino Rossi's final outing as a Ducati rider is an unhappy one as he can only finish in tenth place, a lap down on Dani Pedrosa.

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2fast - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 5:40 PM

good job he finished with duke in one piece.Just hope duke didnt mess up his riding and self belif too much,we will see soon enough.Haters see you in next episode.

SkinnyDave - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 5:45 PM

Not good way to finish but its done and dusted.
Both Ducati and Rossi can move on next year and I can't wait to see Marquez in Moto GP after that performance!

As said before I hope to see both Yamahas and Hondas battling to the last next season.

If Rossi is with .5 of Pedrosa and Lorenzo at end of get then that will be a positive

Skip for hire... - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 5:49 PM

All I saw today was that piece of scrap iron called a Ducati ready to be binned, so many changes at Ducati for next season quite clearly Rossi/Burgess not listened otherwise these drastic measures would not have been actioned,Audi tried to re-sign Rossi,but if you are not listened to or valued why would you stay on.. Roll on 2013 with Rossi finally back on a competitive bike.

Liam48

November 11, 2012 6:21 PM

As a Rossi fan I think it's safe to say that he was probably a bit to old to tackle the Ducati as it requires a much different riding style to what he has perfect on the Japanese bikes.

I don't think he pushed the bike today just to possibly injure himself and put himself out of the first test on Tuesday.

I just hope that Tuesday will show everyone what the guy can do.

Dominiqe - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 6:27 PM

I have supported Rossi since 1997 but I am free minded and not deluded.
Today, Rossi was lapped in a mixed conditions race. He finished behind 3 CRT bikes which are much slower than the factory Ducati. If you don't do your job properly yo do not get paid. Rossi is getting paid nearly 1$million per race this season. Even as a long time Rossi fan I am seeing a side to him I do not like.

moving backwards - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 6:32 PM

"It's a pitty Stoner leaves MotoGP instead of Rossi who proved a serious learning unability. Stoner is a much more gifted rider and an intersting free thinking head. "

Very true and a sad, sad, reflection of what MGP has become.

Kenny Roberts used to refer to GP's as the European championship, looks like those days are back.

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