MotoGP » PIC: Valentino Rossi saved by brake protector

Handlebar brake protector does its job during Valentino Rossi-Dani Pedrosa contact in Qatar.

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Tops - Unregistered

April 11, 2013 12:37 PM

Rossi in a 3way battle comes out on top, once again.

JLo in a battle with noone, come out on top once again.
MM passes Rossi , within 3 corners Rossi fights back to take back in spot,

JLo, gets passed by Pedro last season and just stays put.

Rossi will pass JLo soon, will be interesting to see what he does.

Qatar - Unregistered

April 11, 2013 1:39 PM

@last chance

I don't know about a Yamaha 1-2... after the test all riders seemed to agree the circuit suited the Hondas better. Rossi will be closer to Lorenzo this time cause he found that better setting in Jerez. I expect Pedrosa will want to step it up after a poor result in Qatar and I hope MM doesn't hold back this time. It's actually hard to predict who will win this one! The qualifying will play a big part again.

teehee - Unregistered

April 11, 2013 2:26 PM

MM was holding back??? i dont think so,
he gave it everything he had to try and finish 2nd.

if you are referring to him holding back when he said, which was against Pedro, he did so because he was right on the limit and didnt want to crash.

Guna - Unregistered

April 11, 2013 2:31 PM

Rossi don't name it late to get out of pit and then you can simply conquer the track,, go vale...

Waiting for the intense battles between those two yamahas..

...The machine vs The warrior...

Still my bet is on Rossi if he has the pace to catch or lead lorenzo, when things get down to the wire for last lap thriller then it is Rossi all the way...

Qatar - Unregistered

April 11, 2013 3:10 PM


Yea that's what I'm referring to. He was faster than Pedrosa, could have passed him from the moment he caught up with him but decided to take it easy and watch Dani for a while as it was his first race and he knew had no chance of catching Lorenzo anyway. He may have been at the limit but then had no problem passing Pedrosa a few laps later and then pushing when Rossi passed him. There was a 3 seconds gap between him and Pedrosa by the time they crossed the finish line. The gap could have been bigger. In the battle with Rossi I don't think he held back, he tried his best but Rossi was just unstoppable.

S3tigoHide - Unregistered

April 11, 2013 3:25 PM

Amazing, less than 10cm from headlines reading "Rossi has ruined the 2013 championship"

Can you imagine the poop storm if Rossi had taken out Pedrosa?!?

Luckily, we have much more interesting things to look forward too. A close championship!

Marc - Unregistered

April 11, 2013 4:09 PM

Qatar while I appreciate your enthusiasm for Rossi's well done job this past race to get 2nd place the pace that Lorenzo had may not have allowed Rossi to beat him even if he was in P2 on the grid and got a good start. That said, Rossi would have made it interesting and may have had a chance to win if he put enough pressure on Jlo. In terms of the brake guard I think that's a great new rule and will help prevent crashes due to minor contact.

Marc - Unregistered

April 11, 2013 4:16 PM

I'm sure Jlo was surprised when his pit board suddenly showed Rossi on it. He was probably thinking why didn't I try to prevent him from coming back to Yamaha. Damn, damn, damn.

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