MotoGP » Qatar MotoGP: Traffic jam costs Rossi in qualifying


"I was stuck in traffic so I could not improve my lap time and I lost some positions" - Valentino Rossi.

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Motojunky - Unregistered

April 07, 2013 9:59 AM

@ Wylie Coyote.
We have had some dissagreements over the years, but this time you are spot on.
It was whinging when Stoner carried on about traffic, and it's also whinging now Rossi is saying the same. I am dissapointed he made this statement, but hey, at least he didn't punch everyone in the shoulder. lol.

Joephus

April 07, 2013 10:18 AM

It really makes me laugh,I reckon all you arm chair races should get out there with the best in the world & see how you go, there would be so many slow riders out there that none of the best riders in the world would be able to get a good lap in.

Rossifan - Unregistered

April 07, 2013 10:20 AM

the different between rossi & stoner is that Rossi didn't blame others in the traffic, but admitted that was his mistake not being able to take advantage the situation. He didn't curse, angry to other riders in traffic as stoner always did...

Codger

April 07, 2013 10:39 AM

I suppose that Casey got his 'moaner' tag because he would dwell on negatives even if he had just set pole.
He, himself, explained as always "striving to do better", his detractors had another name for it.

Tom - Unregistered

April 07, 2013 10:39 AM

This isn't the fault of the new system. It is simply riders not understanding how to make the most of it.

F1 does this, usually successfully, with only 10 minutes for final qualifying, and they need A LOT more space than a bike due to their aerodynamics (and physical size).

It will take a few races, but as the riders get used to it, they will learn how to give themselves enough space, and the riders on the slow laps need to be more aware of those on quick laps. This will come in time.

But really, if you can't find space on a bike, with only 11 others on the circuit it is most likely your own fault.

daniel kuchnia

April 07, 2013 10:40 AM
Last Edited 532 days ago

Rossi hs a good opportunity to get a podium. Hes on best bike. Till now, he is worst Yama (excl. Rookie)
Read some articles on superbike planet, what Kenny Roberts said. Rossi has a huge talent, but it was more bike. The 80% rider 20% bike by Rossi after his Ducati advanture turned to 20/80. I knew it in early 2000 years.
I think Rossi can even win today if some (maybe 5) rider crashing. Thats how he earned the positions last 2 years. Dovi has a smooth riding style as a Rossi, is probably better on brakes and he is faster on the SAME bike.

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