MotoGP » Lap time gets 'interesting' for Valentino Rossi


“Now the lap time starts to be quite interesting” – Valentino Rossi.

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MCP - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 3:10 PM

@witty123

Where did Rossi win his last race? It was of course, at Sepang! He qualified 6th for that race, about half a second off the pole time. Plus in the race, he was about bloody 11th or something after the first lap, but still first over the line!

Those of us, who've been following the sport for longer than two seasons, will recall the guy pulling tricks like that off just about every other week.

With Honda's racing droids, Pedrosa and Marquez, and with Jorge Lorenzo riding the way they are these days, it will be surely more difficult for him to repeat that kind of thing, I think. But should make for some entertaining racing.

April can't come quick enough!

Bobtail - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 3:14 PM

It's great to see Rossi near the front end. This season looks so much more interesting... Love him or hate him, he will bring a certain spark to the whole event.

herewego - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 3:23 PM

Dacron - don't you realise that in a race, the one in front has the racing line and whoever is behind has to try to get past!!!! Nobody was trying to kill Casey Stoner at Laguna Seca in 2008, in fact if anything, Valentino nearly killed himself coming down the Corkscrew and hitting the gravel! What nearly killed Casey was the humiliating defeat!!!

Nigel Tasker

February 06, 2013 3:35 PM

Those that know Rossi of old, 0.5 seconds off the pace is not too much, I expected him to be a little more off the pace of lorenzo at this stage, just remember Lorenzo has had a full year on this bike so all things being equal rosi is not doing too bad & I don't think he's shown his hand fully.

Come race day Rossi is a different prospect all together, now he's got the bike underneath him the results will come.

I expected Marquez to be fast to be honest so no surprise there at all, there will be 4 riders each weekend fighting for the wins, you know who they are the rest will squabble over 5th place onwards.

Can't wait for the season to start.

ron - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 3:48 PM

Last year not very happy the lot of them and not very good, just goes to show rossi, Burgess and the crew are only any good with a perfect machine.Don't say a lot for any of them.

miffy - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 4:17 PM

I expect Ped to come off, get injured and then Rossi will have a lot of easy podiums. Lorenzo is always going to be there and is most likely to get the championship again because no one else has his consistency yet. Ped at that level when he isn't injured but it's something that plagues him. Marc will be fast, he might even win races, I doubt however in his first year he'll be riding like Lorenzo. I expect Rossi to get a lot of podiums, I don't expect him to win a lot or ever be in contention for the championship. It'll just be nice to have him up there again, just wish he didn't waste two years on the Ducati.

I bet Dovi and Hayden are kicking themselves, I think though Hayden has proved he can be as fast as Dovi and Rossi, so again why did he stay on the Ducati? He has wasted his Moto GP career away.

If the Marc can pull it off and always be at the front, then I don't see why any one would be missing that boring whining bad loser called Stoner.

herewego - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 4:21 PM

Valentino knows he had 2 rotten years with Ducati, but didn't rant, rave and complain like hell. Casey was expected to win that race in Laguna Seca and displayed infantile petulance after it, accusing Valentino of all sorts of silly things out of sheer childish rage!! Casey was never the same after that race!!

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