MotoGP » Rossi, Lorenzo abandon Valencia MotoGP test

Yamaha MotoGP team to swap Valencia for Aragon on Wednesday.

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cj46 - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 4:58 PM

Whats leaving the sport got to do with how quick he is, he may not have be the best racer or most consistant but nobody can deny the fact that he was the most aggressively, brutally quickest rider out there, your watching the wrong sport if you never picked up on that.................

SonofSam - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 5:11 PM


I beg to differ with your opinion you claim as 'fact' is what I'm saying. I was watching yes, but as is often commented how many of the true legends would have ridden anything he had quicker? I would be most of the great IOM riders (Hislop in particular springs to mind) for starters would have the skill & balls to keep these electronically enhanced bikes pinned more than he did.

@smh well done on your constructive input.

Count Backwards - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 5:13 PM

@SonofSam.I think you need to understand the difference between quit and retire.
To quit is to pack something in and run away from it before you have achieved what you set out to do.
Retire is to achieve what you set out to do,then leave to try pastures new.
Stoner retired,he didnt quit.There is a big difference.


November 13, 2012 5:15 PM

Why the obsession with lap times, they're not earning points for next season. In reality it means nothing. The bikes will completely change again, different circuits, health of rider, adrenaline, more reasons to go for it. It's just a washed out test/shakedown.

gutbucket - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 5:53 PM

shame about the rain,but i still would have expected rossi to be competitive even if all the riders were only riding at 8/10 of their wet race pace,it should still give an idea of race pace.even allowing for rider position adjustments and chassis / suspension set up,its a race test so no point going slow .pity lorenzo didnt post times to compare and was rossi faster than his wet qualifying pace last weekend on the ducati?

UonDopeMine - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 6:29 PM

Hi gutbucket....Rossi QP time sunday at valencia was 1'32.877 with track conditions as follows....

Track Condition Dry Air 20 Humidity 49 Ground 15

So impossible to compare at all.

However he did do a 1'44.554 on the Duc in the wet WUP with.....

Track Condition Wet Air 11 Humidity 84 Ground 11

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