MotoGP » Ducati set to kick-start post-Rossi era

Ducati will take the wraps off its latest MotoGP contender at Wrooom 2013, with Andrea Dovizioso, Nicky Hayden, Andrea Iannone and Ben Spies all in attendance.

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Busa Boy. - Unregistered

January 14, 2013 11:26 AM

TalentFan and Stavros.
Spot on!
Has anyone ever known Rossi do anything to benefit anyone but himself?
No,neither have i.
And Stoner won races on every varient of the bike that Ducati gave him.Why couldnt the greatest rider of all time manage a single win?
Obviously he only wins races when on the best kit,which is something his fans have been spouting about Stoner for years!

Stavros - Unregistered

January 14, 2013 11:35 AM

@ Stavrossi

Haha yeah the guy only won a title on their POS bike as well as 23 races, I'm sure they hated that. Stoner will be firmly esconsed right at the top of the Ducati hall of fame at Bologna. Where will Rossi be? Bit of a sad footnote.


January 14, 2013 12:22 PM

@ vicripoll "I'm a Rossi fan and it does hurt me to say this but if he could have just swallowed his pride and accepted Lorenzo was going to be his teammate and stayed at Yamaha we wouldn't be talking about this Rossi/ Ducati farce."

I doubt you'd agree, but we have to consider that VR might have actually prolonged his career on works bikes as well as fattened his wallet by going to Ducati & avoiding a straight fight with JL 2-yrs ago. lets speculate that, if (IF) Lorenzo cleaned Rossi out at Yamaha on the same bike in the last 2 seasons, I doubt Rossi would still be in the MotoGP paddock, let alone on 1 of 4 best bikes out there. As it is, he's got another 2-years.
VR vetoed CS, and tried to veto JL at Yam. I believe that when VR realised JL was better, VR wanted to make sure he'd not be head-to-head with JL in 2011. just my opinion.

vicripoll - Unregistered

January 14, 2013 12:43 PM

@ Talentfan if Rossi wanted to fatten his wallet he would have stayed at Ducati for another two years instead of heading back to Yamaha. It wouldn't have mattered in 2011 as Stoner won the title, Lorenzo winning the title on the same bike is the problem, not individual races.

Alfalfa - Unregistered

January 14, 2013 1:01 PM

@Md Zane,

How much hate can you spew mate?? Its disgusting! Vale planted Loris as tire adviser?! Give yourself a break mate!! Vale is responsible for all the issues at Ducati? I wonder why Ducati have removed Preziosi then?

Vale tried everything he could to make that bike better. It couldn't be done. Not by him not by anyone else now. Honda & Yamaha are too far ahead. Stuff like this happens. When people running the show go too far up their own *** to see anything clearly. And that's when they get the boot.


January 14, 2013 1:46 PM

"he would have stayed at Ducati for another two years instead of heading back to Yamaha. It wouldn't have mattered in 2011 as Stoner won the title, Lorenzo winning the title on the same bike is the problem, not individual races."

Hmm - ok. Though we have to consider that, if Rossi had been beaten consistently on the same bike by Lorenzo in 2011 (WC or not) then I'm sure (VR being as media savvy as he is) that VR would realise that his image and reputation would be damaged (the great Rossi beaten 2 times in a row over a season by a team-mate!). The bubble would have been burst. Better maybe to get distance from the troublesome Lorenzo. So - JL or me says VR. No says Yamaha. Plan B - exit to Ducati (only works seat open to VR), where VR was confident he could ride the bike better than CS (& CS at Honda). The rest we all know.

kevin lopolisa - Unregistered

January 14, 2013 2:12 PM

stupid comment is an oppinion with no data to back it up.... a man who has won nine championship is a fraud?????? incompetent in racing?? but win nine championships?? the data says rossi is a super rider... but the oppinion says he is nothing.... please be objective people,, don't say a comment that will show your stupidity and your worthless human being with nothing to be proud off


January 14, 2013 2:23 PM

@ kevin lopolisa

I for one am most certainly not claiming that Rossi is a fraud. No-one can get on one of these things and ride it like he can and be considered such.

You CAN say however, that there are blinkered fans to whom he can do no wrong, while the more objective of us prefer to take a view on all the available information and weigh up the pros & cons. IMO most of the so-called 'Rossi-bashing' is far more a response to his more loony supporters than it is to the man himself.

I've enjoyed watching Rossi's racing career immensely, but I'm not blinded to everything and everyone else. my considered opinion is that Rossi is not as good as CS (ret), Dp or JL. Sorry, but until proved otherwise that's what I think.

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