MotoGP » Valentino Rossi 'pays a high price' for traction


"We were able to improve the traction a bit, but we lost the good balance of the M1. So we paid a high price" – Valentino Rossi.

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Dave - Unregistered

February 27, 2013 10:11 PM

So funny the crap posted here. The guy states he was working on improving grip with older tires and the result was an upset to the balance.

If he said he was working on outright pace with fresh tires, some of the comments here may be considered rational.

To be trying to improve on older tires and only be .7 off.....

Get real guys, try looking at the numbers in the context they have been posted.

None of the haters even acknowledge his respect to Jlo with the 2.00 F**k comment....too busy hating I supose.

bikenut

February 27, 2013 11:01 PM

All you can read into the test results is that Jorge seems to be the most comfortable at this track so far........

You cannot predict the season results or how Rossi, MM, DP, Cal, or anyone else will go this year.

Slide Rules! - Unregistered

February 27, 2013 11:18 PM

Lots of talk (99% of it from his fans) but he's simply not backing it up with the numbers!
He couldn't adapt to the style needed for the duc and now it's possible he's unlikely to adapt to the style needed to get to the front of the pack on the Yam.
The box of tricks a rider needs these days is too vast for this bloke to comprehend and he's stuck in the rut of the sweetest handling bike ever seen in motoGP... as long as you're willing to keep the wheels in line that is!
Yeah yeah, I've seen him slide the bike but the secret is to look good AND be fast.

Ich - Unregistered

February 27, 2013 11:36 PM

Realist, yes, he definitely had a good run in 2010, but still..

Bikenut, agree, this only A track and it's testing (and somebody said Rossi dominated the tests in 2010), but it's all we have to judge so far :).
Also this is historically a good track for Yamaha, other tracks will tell us a little bit more if Honda is still ahead.

But even with an older Rossi, both Honda and Yamana have a damn dream team so far, it will be a titans' clash :)

Ich - Unregistered

February 28, 2013 12:17 AM

Yeah, "too vast, he can't adapt, stuck in a rut"...

The guy has won in every class and with any kind of engine specs.. He's also won the 8h Suzuka with no previous experience at all on those bikes :D :D

Ausrossi

February 28, 2013 2:11 AM

Goat I won't waste my time pointing out the confluence of issues that came together to secure Stoner his Championship in 2007. A big part was Stoner but not solely. Equally we have seen his wins diminish considerably over those 4 years to the point where on balance it was likely that in 2012 he would not have won a race. As for Honda once again great rider but also great bike and explain to me why he did not repeat in 2012 and was outridden by his teammate on the same bike (if he is the greatest rider).

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