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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Realitybites - Unregistered

April 07, 2013 3:57 AM

Jeez, and people used to say Stoner was a whinger? So far we've had from Rossi: 'I had a headache', 'people were waiting around for a tow', and now 'too much traffic, bad tyre' etc. Simple fact: he stuffed up QP under pressure, couldn't handle it, because his times through practices were going backwards, while others were going forwards. Couldn't see which way Lorenzo went.

Tealeaf - Unregistered

April 07, 2013 3:57 AM

I love to hear what excuses the Rossi brigade comes up with after the race, I do think he might be able to beat Dovi but it will be an embarrasment if Cal manage to beat him on the customer bike, and from the looks of it I don't think Rossi will beat Cal or the Hondas nevermind Jorge, I certainly pray for the Rossi fans he does beat Dovi and young Bradley lol

HighPerformance - Unregistered

April 07, 2013 4:05 AM

Rossi is overrated, Lorenzo will expose this fraud all season long and the Rossi fans on here are as deluded as the Hamilton fans on the F1 board, always finding excuses and always having double standards, time to give it up, lets see this very important fact: the recently retired Stoner is a BETTER rider than Rossi, end of.
Let this joke carry on Im sure it'll be excuses aplenty tomorrow night.

Guna - Unregistered

April 07, 2013 4:36 AM

I'll complain on two things for Rossi's misery last night,,
#1 very short qualifying time allotted, with this kind of system, every weekend atleast on high profile rider is going to get affected like Rossi. New system merely kept the slower bikes away and that didn't ideally reduce traffic, FEWER BIKES=LESSER TRAFFIC WHO SAID,, fools, FEWER BIKES ALL GOING TOGETHER IS ALSO TRAFFIC, bikes were not distributed evenly around the circuit, very short time didn't allow riders to plan time management cleverly to avoid traffic, all were in a mad rush,, has anyone noticed, almost all riders went into pit and came out at almost same time for final hot runs,, this is were few riders started riding together and traffic occurred and that's were Rossi got stuck...
#2 Rossi could have avoided traffic ahead of him if he could have headed out of the pit for final hot runs a bit earlier like JL... This is were Rossi also made a blunder as he was amongst the last few riders to head out of pit.

Guna - Unregistered

April 07, 2013 4:36 AM

I'll complain on two things for Rossi's misery last night,,
#1 very short qualifying time allotted, with this kind of system, every weekend atleast on high profile rider is going to get affected like Rossi. New system merely kept the slower bikes away and that didn't ideally reduce traffic, FEWER BIKES=LESSER TRAFFIC WHO SAID,, fools, FEWER BIKES ALL GOING TOGETHER IS ALSO TRAFFIC, bikes were not distributed evenly around the circuit, very short time didn't allow riders to plan time management cleverly to avoid traffic, all were in a mad rush,, has anyone noticed, almost all riders went into pit and came out at almost same time for final hot runs,, this is were few riders started riding together and traffic occurred and that's were Rossi got stuck...
#2 Rossi could have avoided traffic ahead of him if he could have headed out of the pit for final hot runs a bit earlier like JL... This is were Rossi also made a blunder as he was amongst the last few riders to head out of pit.

junka - Unregistered

April 07, 2013 4:36 AM

Off topic for a moment. Last race at Philip Island last year I was in between the short straight 12-13 before main straight. I was blown away by the guts Bradl showed, the bike was shaking crazy under wheel spin coming out off 12 and into 13, I really took my hat off to him and, I was wrapped to see him do welel last night, he's a damn good rider and I wish him well this year. On topic... you better keep an eye on him too Valatino, you can't afford to have these young fellows on poorer machines creaming you... opps I forgot about Dovi... last night...

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