MotoGP » Rossi: Austin MotoGP test 'very important'


“Maybe it will be the most difficult test, to understand our performance on what might not be a positive track for us” - Valentino Rossi.

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PCUser271 - Unregistered

March 08, 2013 12:03 PM

Lorenzo has zero problem with his bike? all the problem are in rossi's bike? hmm...after years observing, it is quite true that when Lorenzo jump on the Yamaha since 2008, it seems that Lorenzo's bike suffered less or minor technical problem. I personally think that Lorenzo and his crew are able to find the problem and solve them. or maybe Lorenzo able to ride around the problem and it seems like there is no problem. same goes to stoner few years back when people keep saying that the ducati was the best. not until rossi jumped on it and suddenly people start to say the ducati is crap. during stoner era in ducati, not many people said that the duc is crap. people keep saying that the duc was the best etc etc. I don't know, it just my opinion. because we hardly heard Lorenzo saying there is problem on my bike, isn't it?

Dutch69Camaro - Unregistered

March 08, 2013 12:25 PM

Rossi: Because Jorge worked very well and had zero problems. All the Yamaha problems were just on my bike!

Looks like he truly got Spies bike lol...hope not to many mysterieus malfunctions during the races!

Interesting - Unregistered

March 08, 2013 12:34 PM

It will be interesting to see the difference between the Hondas and Yamahas when none have any data on this track. The Ducati team not going is like saying 'we haven't got a chance anyway, so what's the point'. You can only feel sorry for the guys.

James Warren

March 08, 2013 2:08 PM

you do feel sorry for them but its the astronomical costs of going to the test that hindered them I think. It was something in the region of £350,000 i heard which is a hefty sum of money..even for the likes of Audi/Ducati

Fair enogh it may hinder them at Austin but if they put their time and resources into between now and Jerez and then maintain it throughout the season they should definately improve.

fan of motogp - Unregistered

March 08, 2013 2:59 PM

this is a huge test, and important measureing stick for both teams but more for Rossi, unfortunately seeing as its a privet, test they dont have to report the times, but maybe they will. shure would like to see it.

as for ducati, its not the cost, the timing conflicts with their allready overbooked schedule Gobmeier said, pulling engineers and crew would set us back and we can't afford the time.

DJ from TJ - Unregistered

March 08, 2013 3:11 PM

@PCuser271
I tend to agree with you in some points, heck Cal and Andrea spent all last year praising Jorge on how fast he made the bike look compared to reality. As for the problems suffered by Rossi, they were just glitches and nothing serious, it just took them longer to figure it out specially the problems with the brake pressure.
I also think Yamaha made a big sacrificed by making that trip, I saw an interview of JL where he himself calls it "sacrifice" since we all know they don't have the same money Honda has. Hopefully it all pays off at the end.
I just can't wait for the actual race in Austin, I hope they use the same layout that F1 and don't shorten it.

Marc - Unregistered

March 08, 2013 4:59 PM

Rossi's apprehension is understandable for two reasons, one it's a new track and two he feels he didn't do as well as he wanted in the last test. The thing I don't understand is why is the 2nd Yamaha bike having so much trouble and this carries back to last year with Spies having extreme amount of technical issues that went beyond just his riding style. Smart on Rossi to deflate expectations.

herewego - Unregistered

March 08, 2013 5:05 PM

It's funny though isn't it because Jorge has actually said that it was Valentino who was responsible for developing the Yamaha and he just gets on it and rides it!! Jorge is still using Valentino's data!!! Seems to me that Jorge just doesn't say anything but leaves it up to somebody else to sort out - that somebody is Valentino again!!!

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