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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Slide Rules! - Unregistered

February 28, 2013 2:13 AM

Dave I'm not sure what you are talking about but I think my opinion of Valentinos limitations are justified given he has stagnated to the point of being overtaken by a tech3 rider who has never won a race in his GP career.
It's only logical and fair to say that the skill level has been raised despite the machinery not necessarily allowing that improvement to be borne out in better lap times. It's only an opinion supported by evidence that he may not be able to adapt, very much supported by the previous 2 years of failure.

Dave - Unregistered

February 28, 2013 2:40 AM

So here you go again slide...

based on your logic, caseys talent is very limited as he failed to adapt to the 2012 honda as evident by 2012 (yes, after winning in 2011, to come 3rd is a failure).

The key difference is that honda are one of the best bikes while ducati are the worst factory bike.

If vales talent is limited for not adapting to a crap bike, what does that say about stacey if he cant adapt to one of the best bikes?

Your logic, not mine.

Slide Rules! - Unregistered

February 28, 2013 3:03 AM

David, in case you hadn't noticed, this is a story about Valentino Rossi, whom I have made a supported comment about, relating to the associated thread.
In reality we can't say which bike is best and which bike is the worst but I can say that with two years of development and untold fortunes invested, Valentino Rossi made almost ZERO notable improvement to his or the bikes performance.
Please, put a cap on your hatred and use some real evidence to support your opinions.
Cheers.

Dave - Unregistered

February 28, 2013 3:24 AM

Slide,

2011 CS = 1
2012 CS = 3

2011 VR = 7
2012 VR = 6

Improvement and failure can be quantified and supported by facts...CS went backwards while VR improved

You need to chill out and move on...even for you, your posts are really getting out there now.

Slide Rules! - Unregistered

February 28, 2013 3:41 AM

David,
2011-2012 CS 15 wins
2011-2012 VR ZERO wins
And shouting about 6th or 7th is no way to make a point my friend, you are really scraping the bottom of the barrel now.
Next time leave Stoner out of your direct comparisons, even on a bad day, his stats look better.
Cheers.

...Dani outrode Casey in 2012?!.maybe right as for treatment or favouritism,and I much doubt it by riding skill.
give them both a totally alien yet exactly identical bike they've never ridden before to have a go with,I bet my house on who is to come out better with extremely big gap.it's Casey,dude!.that is pure skill.
look at what damage a team favouritism could cause to a Ben Spies!!!

damo46 - Unregistered

February 28, 2013 6:56 AM

Peaple make me laugh saying that times we see here are what the pace is going to be like this year from rossi he always finds pace nobody can judge him till qualfying for first race really and im.pretty sure he will be on the front and fighting for the lead

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