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.

Sort Comments: Oldest | Newest
Filter Comments: All | Registered

CRT - Unregistered

February 28, 2013 5:36 PM

@
prof-x - Unregistered
February 28, 2013 5:30 PM
really fast? Why is Dani a second off of Stoner's best at Sepang last year? Why is Rossi's best time in 2010 better than anything done this test????

MotoGP is getting slower.


I guess it never occured to you that conditions determine the pace huh?

reality is now - Unregistered

February 28, 2013 6:00 PM

@proX
quit living in the past none of that matter - get over it...
Rossi is right where he needs to be, as expected near the front.... he may not have the race pace but he has the race craft and where true talent will prevail.

rogerio.alves@gmail.com - Unregistered

February 28, 2013 6:11 PM

I agree with him. He lags behind. From the beginning of his new adventure I said (and wrote) that only if he managed to get within half a second of the top he might have a chance. He just did!!! Exactly half a second. Still he isn't cutting that gap to the front. So, for me, there is no doubt: Rossi is (as I always said) not his former self, he hasn't the speed and pace he once has, his countless years at the top (more than his age on his ID card) made him lose that spark. He is an old racer. Moreso, he is an old champion. He won more than anyone else in the modern age, and once he won too much you end up loosing that motivation to try that extra bit (and that young guys and that didn't win that much still have).
Rossi is fast but not champion-fast. Not anymore. Get him a time machine, get him 7 years younger and he would win 5 or 6 races in a row.

Darkwaknight

February 28, 2013 6:14 PM

I predict that Colin Edwards is really sandbagging and all off a sudden this year he will come clean and admit he retired 2 years ago and he has been remotely controlling his bike via his Console at home and a Blow up doll!!

In other stories rossi finishes exactly where anyone with any sense would predict (inc himself) He WILL beat MM in the WC this year as he will be consistent and finish and MM will crash quite a few times. This year is between Dani and Jorge and whatever anyone says Dani is the favourite, Jorge could not lay a glove on him in the last 9 races last year and all tests since! Dani is due it and this has to be his year Now or Never!!

Maine - Unregistered

February 28, 2013 6:26 PM

The talk about improving with time and being more adapted to the bike and getting a better set-up is total rubbish. These guys can't get to the limit of the bike in the first 5 laps (Stoner did it in 2 laps, but that doesn't mean he is better than the others, except in these respect and riding the Ducati and racing at P.I - still, he was worse than the others in many other departments)...

Getting back to the point: delivering fastest laps takes these guys some 5 laps, getting a good set-up takes them one morning and adjusting a new bike takes them one whole day, tops. These guys know what they are doing, get it? Adapting to new bike is stuff for amateurs like us...

Maine - Unregistered

February 28, 2013 6:27 PM

CORRECTED!

The talk about improving with time and being more adapted to the bike and getting a better set-up is total rubbish. These guys CAN get to the limit of the bike in the first 5 laps (Stoner did it in 2 laps, but that doesn't mean he is better than the others, except in these respect and riding the Ducati and racing at P.I - still, he was worse than the others in many other departments)...

Getting back to the point: delivering fastest laps takes these guys some 5 laps, getting a good set-up takes them one morning and adjusting a new bike takes them one whole day, tops. These guys know what they are doing, get it? Adapting to new bike is stuff for amateurs like us...

prof-x - Unregistered

February 28, 2013 6:33 PM

not really, as well as Jorge's new bike fit's his style, it is and will be dominated by a Honda which is better out of the corners and on the brakes, Bridgestone are probably the principle reason why Honda slowed down at the start of and during the 2012 season, and its only a matter of time before they get even faster, but its pretty clear, Vale is faster at Sepang than Jorge, Jorge Lorenzo does not know how to do tracks like Aragon or Sepang because he believes his style is the best, and it takes guys like Ben Spies to show him the ropes at Indy to figure out why his style is droppings.

Jorge would be nothing on a Ducati and only something on a Honda, Jarvis is giving him nothing but the best, but unfortunately it wont keep Dani from winning 10-14 races this year, the Yamaha is not a good bike to race on, only to set fast times on.

If you dont understand what I am saying, just look at Sam Lowes vs Kenan Sofugoglu, the different in their setup is pretty similar to a Honda and Yamaha

Realist

February 28, 2013 6:34 PM

I'm still willing to take the bet that Rossi wins multiple races this year and fights hard for the championship. He'll finish in the top 3. "Sud" and "Rocket R1" are already in (..betting that Rossi will win less than 3 and fall outside of the top 4).

prof-x - Unregistered

February 28, 2013 6:34 PM

... as fast as Sam is, he will be dominated in races by Kenan. Because Kenan understands the potential of a solid front end and sure enough brakes, just like Dovi and Cal last year. Riders who can be out done on the brakes will be dominated, just like Rossi dominated back in the day, Honda have the bike, Dani is faster than Jorge, but the times in both tests suggest MotoGP is quietly marching backwards. ... Just as Casey suggests.

Page 6 of 14
« 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  »

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.