MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: Big gains, some problems remain

"We improved the lap time a lot from yesterday. We are closer, but there remains one second to the top and there are still some problems" - Valentino Rossi.

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crazymofo - Unregistered

March 15, 2013 12:44 AM

dont know why the last comment was deleted... its true, he may very well be suffering the same effects as lorenzo is, but is struggling to keep pace with him. to the point bradl is able to lap faster, please dont use the fact bradl is on a honda.... rossi being the "goat" should more then make up for it, on a yamaha!

face it, rossi is getting on in age, and the older you get the more the natural feeling of self preservation kicks in. he is now not able to push like the younger guys are willing to do! he needs to retire and give the seat to some fresh blood. Pol espargo would be a good candidate for yamaha to turn to for rossi's seat.

seems modern GP bikes need to be push to the edge lap after lap to preform at their best, the younger generation have the lesser amount of fear from falling, and thus are willing to ride on that limit. the older rossi gets the more reluctant his sub concious will allow him to push the limits at the pace GP bike is capable of. off to superbikes he needs t


March 15, 2013 1:01 AM

@ crazymofo

Bradl is what, a tenth ahead of Ross who is a few tenths off of Lorenzo's final time. All 3 are all lapping in the 2'04 range. Is it really worth mentioning? Is that really how you'd define “struggling to keep pace”? You're splitting hairs just for the sake of doing so.

Yoda - Unregistered

March 15, 2013 2:20 AM

Appears the Honda's are GOAT herding LOL
Lets hope the GOAT gets away this year as his past 2 years of playing the BLAME game and all his Ducati moaning have really tarnished his reputation.

Always two there are, no more, no less: a master and an apprentice which who is, is what we yet dont know :-)


March 15, 2013 4:17 AM

@ Marc, Chili was awesome!! He didn't like the 999, so he rode the 998 to some very impressive results! He was an old dog who didn't like Ducati's new trick 999! Lol! I preferred the classic 916 platform as well. My buddy had a 916 with Marchesini wheels, carbon fiber airbox & Termi exhaust. Man was that bike sweet!

herewego - Unregistered

March 15, 2013 8:28 AM

Listen guys, my comments about the Yamaha and it's lack of development were only what I had read!!! Even Valentino himself when returning to Yamaha said (not directly to me you understand!!!) nothing much had changed since he was last there!!!!!! Also, I read that Lyn Jarvis had even said that Lorenzo was not the best when it came to feedback!! You also have to admit, Honda has probably the most money to spend and will stop at nothing to stay at the top. As far as I know, and I am sure you will put me straight, Yamaha hasn't got a main sponsor, or is it still Monster drinks?????

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