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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Ammar - Unregistered

April 21, 2013 3:53 AM

His moaning makes sense.....

In the first sector, he was 12th fastest (slowest)...last of the 12 bikes in QP2

he is losing 1 second to marquez just there.....

the first sector has been his problem all weekend...still dissapointed though...how long does fixing a braking issue take...

JimmyJimmy

April 21, 2013 4:04 AM
Last Edited 610 days ago

@UserM4

"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."

Yeah, incredible racer. You can't be a motorsport fan and not be in awe of Rossi's ability to race his machine well. Even on the Duke he raced well, IMO. Regularly out-performing your qualifying position is a real good indicator of the ability to race, and the ability to race is a special quality that not all have. Compare Vettel and Webber in that regard then look at their championship results over the past 3-4 years.

That being said, Lorenzo and Stoner are also brilliant racers. To their advantage though, they also regularly qualify at the very front.

valeozz - Unregistered

April 21, 2013 4:19 AM

hi guys....did you know valentino was a race fighter not a best in qualify or the best one in free practice? or you were pretending...just watch the race and see the result, that why valentino called the legend, and the fantastic racer in the world..see you guys.

TedG

April 21, 2013 4:23 AM

One off laps are one thing and racing on a slick track with worn tires is another. The Yamahas don't work well here and the only way they will do well is "grind away" at the competition. The big problem is not letting the Hondas get too far away. But hopefully like so many times time before Rossi's crew finds something in the last practice. Maybe Rossi digests what he learns in the previous practices and puts it together on race day. Let's hope for a slice through the pack performance.

Slyvia - Unregistered

April 21, 2013 5:17 AM

My uncle works with some of Rossi's team and he has been told..... hush hush keep it quiet - in an attempt to bring some "excitement" back to motogp a deal has been struck with Rossi to qualify poorly and then slice through the field during the race, this provides massive entertainment.... unlike the boring Spanish approach of just leading unchallenged the entire race.... talented but so boring for fans, and Cal, he was going to be used in a similar fashion but it appears the English rider can't overtake, he keeps looking for his indicator on his bike to signal that he is passing but he doesn't realise his motogp bike is not the same as his granmas scooter.... and he can't blame Dovi for holding him up this year either so it's grim....

Guna - Unregistered

April 21, 2013 5:56 AM

Its going to be a run away top two places tomorrow,, would love to see Rossi catching up lorenzo and put up a good battle... Despite record win for MM, race might get boring if Rossi doesn't shine...

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