MotoGP » Sepang 'reality' for Valentino Rossi


"This is the reality. The first three guys are very fast - Lorenzo and Pedrosa, but also Marquez - and it looks like we need to improve" - Valentino Rossi.

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forzavalentino - Unregistered

February 28, 2013 2:01 PM

Don't panic!!
Valentino was never fantastic in testing or even qualifying unless he really really had to be, valentine rossi is a true racer and a couple of tenths a second is nothing when you the racecraft he does!!!! I cant wait for the first race
c'mon vale!!!!!

Ich - Unregistered

February 28, 2013 2:07 PM

Also I think we shouldn't be reading too much into those times as Vale set his best one -the one really close to Jorge- on an improving track and while Jorge was mostly doing race simulations today.

Anyway, I share some apprehensions about the technical issues... One for EACH single day of test??
in light of what happened to Spies last year this can be quite a bit worrying...

Ooj - Unregistered

February 28, 2013 2:07 PM

I hope this isn't the second year that factory yamaha's number 2 rider has a lot of mechanical bad luck, else we wonder if it was really luck that did spies in.

Ich - Unregistered

February 28, 2013 2:11 PM

HRC, Rossi crashed in Italy, saying it was because of pressure is PURE speculation.
And the fact that he got hurt in that crash... Simply bad luck (MM crashed twice today and nothing happened to him), he could have been unscathed and won the championship hadn't he broken his leg... Again just speculation.

And yes, of course it will NOT be easy :)

Now back on topic please about test results and how we see them in relation to strengths and season ahead :).

Megalol - Unregistered

February 28, 2013 2:17 PM

@HRC

Rossi wasnt even pushing when he crashed in Mugello. It was a cold tyre outlap issue. It has nothing to do with pressure.

But i also dont think he is sandbagging. This is the reality. Pedro and Jlo are faster now. And i also think the Honda is the best bike by far so vale is not even on the best equipment. Its just Jorge makes the Yamaha look better. Lets hope VR at least can win some races. WC will be dani or jlo probably.

DB8

February 28, 2013 2:19 PM

He needs to consistently bring an intensity to lap times over a race distance now, which is probably quite new for him, even though he had always been able to qualify / test fast pre Ducati

KrVa - Unregistered

February 28, 2013 2:21 PM

He's sandbagging! Just 1 quick lap to show what he can actually do and for the best riding at 99 %

You'll see when the actual races come along! :)

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