MotoGP » Austin MotoGP: Extra motivation for Valentino Rossi

“Austin will not be an easy race, but for sure the podium in Qatar is giving us extra motivation” – Valentino Rossi.

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Dr.Who - Unregistered

April 17, 2013 5:47 AM


So because I'm not a registered user I'm talking "feces"
I follow "MotoGP" since 1993 and never missed a race, except the ones that were doing my head in and were responsible for my short portion of "ZzZzZ's".
Don't judge a book by it's cover, yes Stoner was good but give credit to Rossi he won on more bike's compared to Stoner. Only thing what I did was pointing this out. It had nothing to do with not having respect for him. But to be honest I do not miss him on the track his lack of respect to other riders was just bad behavior!
It's just a pity that people disrespect Rossi for what he has achieved wins + world titles in 125cc, 250cc, 500cc, MotoGP ( 1000cc bikes ), MotoGP ( 800cc bikes ) I'm sure a lot of people haven't even seen Rossi in his early days....

Jimbo79 - Unregistered

April 17, 2013 9:02 AM

If Vale has more motivation than he had in Qatar then game on. That coupled with his increasing confidence and happy result in first race will drive him to be faster.

Rossi is designed to win, and it is no coincidence that he has won nearly everything regardless of the competition he faced, what ever level he needs to be at 'as long as he is happy with the bike' to win, he will get there.

Watch and see :-)


April 17, 2013 9:35 AM

, 2013 11:56 PM

Rossi was lucky in Qatar. Normal transmission will resume in Austin. He's about to be owned. Again. And by a rookie too.
Lucky?? Uh were you watching the same race as the rest of us? 7th to 2nd pulling back a 3sec+ gap in the process i dont call that luck i call that skill, guts and determination thats a happy Rossi back on an M1. if ya gotta hate then hate its what haters do but credit where its due. personaly i never liked stoner BUT i give the man his due he is/was a damn good rider i give him zero points for personality. I will miss him n VR scrapping it out but i wont miss his teddy throwing tantrums. but i do think MM is going to more than make up for CS departure. i think a better start from MM and VR would have seen a 3way scrap with JLo. and DP being dropped to 4th, but i wouldnt want to bet on who would have won that!!!

rct - Unregistered

April 17, 2013 9:47 AM

LA-Xstream - Unregistered
April 16, 2013 7:05 PM

rct - how do you factor in rossi starting from mid-grid and lorenzo's pole. Rossi has to feel through some bad starters which must at a tenth or two,,,?

I only looked at Lorenzo and Rossi's times on laps when they were riding with a clear track ahead of them. For Rossi that didn't happened until lap 8. So I was basically comparing their pace at the time when they were pushing at the maximum, Lorenzo when he was trying to get away from Pedrosa, and Rossi when he was trying to catch the group in front of him. But there's really no way to know what would have happened had Rossi started from the front row. As 99 Crystal Ball said we don't know how Lorenzo may have reacted, etc. My only point was that it looks like he had the pace to run with Lorenzo.

Bender - Unregistered

April 17, 2013 10:51 AM

If stoner road the current Ducati on the current tyres, the only thing that would be exposed is that he would also be 20-30 seconds off the race times of the yam and Honda, his race times were no better than Hayden and Rossi and that was when the bridgestones suited the Ducati.

Unless there are some injuries rossi will not be able to compete with the younger riders, 34 is just too old, at this level, single win would be amazing, but unlikely. Shame though, would like to see him win another.

Dave - Unregistered

April 17, 2013 11:55 AM

"Roman, sorry Rossi is not a contender. He was badly exposed at Ducati."

He was badly hampered at ducati which has now been proven. Exposed is when you cant handle the heat in the kitchen and decide to get out. That has also been proven.

If he is not a contender, than please enlighten us on what it is we are obviously missing?


April 17, 2013 11:57 AM

re: "I am confident, I really like the track and my first impression, when we tested there, was that the circuit is beautiful. The track lay-out is very special: there is some downhill and uphill and the first braking zone is very technical."

stand down, less you shoot your eye out with a crash. coast till you get back to europe. you were the talk of the media last round. this round will be marquez's turn. lorenzo...? short of pulling a robbery or getting a DUI (gobert style), sorry, i have no advice to help you get noticed.

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