MotoGP » Austin MotoGP: Braking woes leave Rossi eighth


“We expected to go better today but we were unable to fix the problem in braking” – Valentino Rossi.

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racewithme - Unregistered

April 21, 2013 2:14 AM

rossi is great during his heyday, but we have to admit that his time is slowly ticking down, hard to accept, but that is the truth, we can not do anything to alter what is real, we have to accept it. He is a great champion during his time, He himself knows that, only those fans cannot accept the truth.

BambangBikeRider

April 21, 2013 3:03 AM

Braking is Rossi's main advantage over his competitors. I watched him for countless time overtaking his opponents simply by outbraking them.

Remember, he's the one who introduced TITO (tight-in-tight-out) racing line, which was unheard of before. It requires a very good braking skill. Too early, the competitors wil run past you, too late and you'll run wide. You need to be "just right".

Therefore, problem in braking can pose a big problem for Rossi.

Hope it will be fixed by the race time.

lnemup@live.com - Unregistered

April 21, 2013 3:10 AM

Some guys here were saying the same thing wen he done sht at Qatar but in the race he shut every1 up I'm not saying his gona win but rossi as proved in Qatar will keep a constant pace n beat many in front of him unless he gets over excited n makes mistakes anyway rossi is rossi the race is wat matters most

stefan - Unregistered

April 21, 2013 3:33 AM

hahaha, i see the haters are back out in force today, well actually probably the same 1 or 2 people posting under different names when they think of something else to say.

Where were you all last week, i bet sitting behind your computor ready to start posting your verbal attacks at Rossi when he was sitting in 7th spot, but then HE slowly started moving up the leader board, you haters begun to recline in your chairs hopeing he would fail, then ROSSI took 5th, 4th, 3rd and then 2nd to cross the line, what did all you haters do, Turn off your computors because there was nothing for you to say.

Rossi has great race pace, he will move up that leader board once again, will be hard to match the hondas this week but he will definatly pass Cal, Dovi, Bautisa and Bradl.

jjthekid46 - Unregistered

April 21, 2013 3:37 AM

I don't understand why Rossi's qualifying has become so consistently poor over the last three years. In 2009/2010 he was more or less as fast as Lorenzo over 1 lap. Sometimes he was faster, and sometimes Lorenzo was faster, but even when Lorenzo out qualified him, it was usually not much more than 2-3 tenths

Every season prior to 2010, Rossi had been prone to having a handful of weak qualifying sessions per year, but his good one's far outweighed his bad one's. His 48 poles in Motogp alone prove this. But they have now become consistently bad week in week out since the day he broke his leg in Mugello. His race-pace is still very good, but for some reason his 1 lap speed disappeared

joe - Unregistered

April 21, 2013 3:50 AM

If Rossi is being exposed, than so is everyone else...... by
Marquez. I have Rossi coming through and finishing 4th. How do Pedrosa and Lorenzo look right now? Getting beat by the rookie, do people think they suck now too? Or is it just Rossi and Spies who suck? So many kids on this site have no clue whatsoever, its embarrassing

UserM4 - Unregistered

April 21, 2013 3:52 AM

A lot of trash talkers on here about Rossi. Let's be real. How many times has Rossi finished worse than his qualifying position?

That's right. It's very rare. You know why? Because when the pressure is on, he's cool, calm, and collected. I'm not saying anything that most people don't know already. He's calculating and aggressive. Like a predator hunting it's prey.

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