MotoGP » Rossi sets sights on 80th MotoGP win

“A victory would be the 'watershed' moment” – Valentino Rossi.

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vicripoll - Unregistered

January 29, 2013 11:59 PM

....but then I guess one win in three years on a factory Honda will not have other factory teams with winning bikes screaming for your signature, i.e Ben Spies who was great on a satellite Yam but not the factory Yam, but nevertheless he did have some bad luck in 2012.

prof-x - Unregistered

January 30, 2013 12:23 AM

With Dani averaging 3 wins per season (over those three years), its not that bad for Dovi to have only 1 win, especially when hes so particular about his setup. I think if Dovi was more flexible in his setup he could get better results, unfortunately he doesnt have major sponsors behind him so he will be a second or third fiddle where ever he goes, except for maybe where he is currently, until the dust clears and Dovi vs. Hayden is sorted out.

Also, Dovi did a lot better when Dani was injured so its pretty clear he was getting just enough support and Casey didnt help his cause.

Dovi would never have gotten the factory ride because Lorenzo pretty much despises him, for what ever reason.


January 30, 2013 6:39 AM

@ Slide Rules response.
Hey mate.
I don't for one minute pretend that Rossi never knew what was in the pipeline in regards to him going back to Yamaha. You know how it all works it's no secret. Remember all the "cloak and dagger" meetings Rossi had with Yamaha when he wanted to give Honda the flick. It was probably known real early in the year that Spies was on the skids because of his lack of performance, and the whole paddock maybe knew, except Spies. But there is no way you can convince me his (B.S.)bikes were sabotaged to make way for Rossi, that is just pathetic, IMHO. I can however understand that a lot of "anti Rossi" people are totally pi$$ed that he was thrown a lifeline by Yamaha. All these people thought (or were hopeing) that he (Rossi) had manoeuvred himself into a corner, and thus ending his time in MotoGP. But alas, a champion like him is always welcome to stay, especially now Moto GP is at it's lowest point. And (sorry but I have to say it) what Stoner did, has in no wa


January 30, 2013 6:47 AM

has in no way helped the sport. He may have flogged Rossi in regards to riding the Ducati, but was never able to beat him at "one upmanship". They say he was "honest" and "straight to the point", I say it was sour grapes because of formentioned reason. Thats my take on the situation. Cheers.

Bo - Unregistered

January 30, 2013 7:39 AM

Rossi won the title in 08@09 and was a contender in 2010, he is on the best bike this year, he should do better than Dani on the Honda, of course he will win races, the only question is how many? and can he match Jorges pace?

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