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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baz - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 6:33 PM

ducati what a shower of s~*t must have came from the same mould as susuki, time to move on and put the intrest and adrenaline back into motogp instead of this parrade. rossi will give the race scene a kick up the backside even if he doesn't win lorenzo will know he is there, unlike spies who was made to look a fool by the yamaha test rider bare in mind thats rossi's bike that came 2nd today.brin it on 2013

Gregg - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 6:40 PM

Just listen to all you Rossi fans making excuses and blaming the bike for yet another pathetic performance.
He was 10th. KA on a satellite Ducati was 6th.
He was beaten by a number of CRT bikes.
He was lapped.
Utter, utter rubbish.
As a Ducati fan, I'm HUGELY glad to see the back of this lemon. He's taken a massive pot of money & delivered nothing. The 80 second wonders have done absolutely nothing except take the development in the wrong direction. The fault of Ducati was actually listen to these fools and believe they had some credibility.
I hope Ducati has learned their lesson - you let engineers design and develop the bike, and you hire young, hungry up-and-coming riders who have a point to prove and are prepared to actually try.

ja - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 6:43 PM

i look at it like this ! why should rossi put everything on the line in the last race when ducati havent in 2years ??????? they ducati chose to take hayden direction with the bike as nicky stated this on bbc sport interview ! i would say that that is a massive slap in the face and that the direction is not so good is it as nicky is struggling to ride the bike built to his spec , also at fraud46 i saw the looks on there faces as rossi entered the garage cant see there been a leave do but friendship turn sour after the first race ! also wasnt 46&69 inline for a new frame and engine for this race O'ye the was ducati bull$hit again


November 11, 2012 6:44 PM

All of these comments replete with vitriol, and made by people unwilling to admit that the ONLY reason majority of those bikes - outside of the obvious top crop - were ahead of Rossi is because he had to pull into the pits (..and take the 25-30 second handicap because of it). There were many, many people lapped in this race. It was a disaster!

billace - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 6:47 PM


Wasn't Spies within a hair of winning last year against a fully fit Stoner in similar conditions on his only ride at Valencia on a factory M1?

Italy should pull Rossi's passport, first he defrauds the government of 35m and then follows that up by defrauding Ducati of another 30m. At least Yamaha will get their moneys worth...

Jack Mordino

November 11, 2012 6:50 PM

I think Rossi today just cruised home making sure he's in one piece for the Yamaha test, where his mind is clearly set upon. He didn't feel like taking the slightest risk. Unprofessional of course but then again, Ducati's inability to translate feedback into progress might be regarded as equally unprofessional on their part.

Ultimately, to me this race signifies his contempt for what he was riding for two years.

Forzavalentino - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 6:51 PM

I think it's fair to say that I have been frustrated with valentinos level of commitment to his performances this year and I think it's fair to say his results could have been better if he had tried. I think we all know this nicky Hayden suits the bike so is faster is an absolute absurdity and has been used as a bit of an excuse to remain injury free. I hated watching him circulate in 8th place and this has been the longest 2 years of my life. I am and always will be a huge Rossi fan and I would like to apologise to ducati fans but at the end of the day they supplied him an absolute bag of nails for the last 2 years so why would he risk his neck for 6th ?? Forza Valentino

Liam48 - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 7:02 PM

@fraud 46 did anyone see your face when Rossi was announced as a Yamaha rider next year? It was like "AWW NAW... I can't keep my trolling up next year"

You've posted your comment three times, we saw it the first time. After three times it just shows you're a fool!

Forzavalentino - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 7:05 PM

@ fraud 46
The look on the ducati engineers faces was the realisation that preziosi had no idea what he was doing and that he completely lucked out with the 800cc chassis which is why ducati have outsourced next years chassis development. Or maybe it was Jesus everyone in Italy hates because of what we have done to the most successful rider of all time. If you asked me they should have all been on their knees begging for forgiveness as he entered the pits.

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