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Valentino Rossi on target to set new 500cc/MotoGP start record by end of present Yamaha contract, moves top of podium-seasons list.

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Ich - Unregistered

April 19, 2013 1:11 PM

New point of view:

the failure of Vale in Ducati (failure relative to VR's level as he was still better than Hayden and making Stoner's times in 2011) is actually his main acquittance.
If he had done "goodish" it would have raised some eyebrows, but the (to VR's level) total failure show there was something DEEPLY wrong there. We'll know better in Vale's next book, even though it all seems to point to Duc refusing to listen.

Ich - Unregistered

April 19, 2013 1:12 PM

And saying a guy has been "exposed" because he didn't win on *a* bike while he won on Aprilia, Honda, Yamaha and in classes 125, 250, 500 (two strokes), motoGP, the Suzuka 8h with 0 SBK experience and also made faster times than Ferrari official drivers in his Ferrari outings sounds a bit suspicious of a little biased view...

Lad - Unregistered

April 19, 2013 1:36 PM

@ Slide Rules

lol 3rd rate Honda? you dont even know what it was. It was the factory backed RCV211 Pons. what about his 5 years in lower class? he rode on superior 2 stk Aprilia.

Have you ever asked yourself why the guys who as you claim was exposed at Ducati can get factory yamaha at almost 35??? You might say it was because he brought sponsor, but you cannot change the fact that He came in style and beat young guns and it won't be long till he beats Jorge. What else you have o say then?

One thing is for sure, when they write the history of MotoGP, they will not ask you and likes of you how a certain rider was or how you rate him. They will look at his stats, fame, skills, consistency and how he influenced the sport. Saying Stoner is better than Rossi is utter rubbish. Guys like VR46 become an example for young riders(MM...etc), they promote the sport, the inspire young people, Rossi is the ambassador of the sport, he set the benchmark.....

You can bash Rossi until your hair is

Busa Boy. - Unregistered

April 19, 2013 1:57 PM

Why did Rossi move to Ducati in the first place?
He gave Yamaha an ultimatum,and believe me the biggest way to upset your employer is to make demands or else!
Hence Yamaha let him go.He painted himself into a corner and had nowhere else to go.He had to go to Ducati.Some will try to make us believe that he went there for the challenge of it.But the less gullible of us know otherwise.He realised after about 2 months that he had made the biggest mistake of his career and after 2 years he jumped ship back to Yamaha.You can believe what you like Lad.

Say_What??? - Unregistered

April 19, 2013 2:06 PM

@Busa Boy,

Even if what you are saying is the truth, it does not mean that Rossi didn't try to go fast on the Duc or to make it faster. Do you honestly think that Rossi wanted to race for 5th-6th place only for the money???
Ducati was not only factory option he had.
We all know that if you want to win you got to be on a factory bike.

He tried it his way and it didn't work out for one reason or another. So he decided to return where he had the most successful years of his career.

After the first race we did realise it was the best choice. For us (his fans) but for the sport as well.

BUT it was not about the money.

James Warren

April 19, 2013 2:17 PM

Here's some stats for you...

106 comments and only 4 until the Rossi bashing begins

11 before stoner's name was mentioned

never read past page 3 but I guess cal crutchlow's and bradley smiths name came up somewhere

I love Crash's resident fishermen!

number 46 - Unregistered

April 19, 2013 2:49 PM

when you see the numbers and all the other guys in the history of motogp, you realize that no matter what anybody says VR is amazing., i never hated any other rider and the fact is CS is great but in the long run he can never touch Valentino.

Guna - Unregistered

April 19, 2013 2:56 PM
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You say stoner didn't win lot in early years in premier class only because he had third tier sat honda... The answer is how much did Stoner win in moto2 and moto3 to deserve or demand full factory bikes...?

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Guna - Unregistered

April 19, 2013 3:16 PM
Last Edited 365 days ago

Wow I read one Stoner fan saying that

"Rossi's start win ratio is always going down, and will be the worst when he continues to ride until 50, so number of starts never count"

So ask stoner to prove that he can maintain win start ratio better than Rossi at the end of 15 years in premier class... Someone tell me will stoner ever deserve full factory bike15 years in a row if he did not retire,, answer is NO... so you thought 2strokes were easier to ride and win WC with them were like walk in a park... May be in the world of idiots Stoner will be the undisputed king of motogp for ever...

EDIT bt CRASH.NET! Inappropriate comment removed.

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