MotoGP » Austin MotoGP: Rossi defensive sixth, 'lost part of a disc'

“I had a lot of problems in the race because I had a problem with the brakes“ - Valentino Rossi.

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Billace - Unregistered

April 22, 2013 9:29 PM


I don't think the track will decide it, I think the riders will. Right now I only see Jorge and maybe Mark as the riders capable of finding that something extra, riding around problems or forcing an error to grab a win.

Jorge rode a perfect race 1 and Mark rode a perfect race 2, anything less than perfection and you have no shot


April 22, 2013 9:34 PM

@ Billace

My purpose for pinpointing the track was due to the fact that the M1's like corner speed, and lots of it. The point and shoot tracks work better for the Hondas. The track will come into play (along with the riders) and provide advantages for some and not for others.

Yoda rules - Unregistered

April 22, 2013 11:53 PM

If your the GOAT,
you WIN
You WIN more than anyone else
you beat your team mate
you then bet the field
you dont have excuses or moan all the time
you do this from the start of the season till seasons end

If you cant do any of the above then you are no GOAT
This is what I like about Lorenzo and I hope Rossi will return to do the same


April 23, 2013 1:26 AM

@ marty

Stop being ridiculous man. Lorenzo was on the best machinery when he won. Stoner was on the best machinery when he won. Just about every WC was on the best machinery when they won. What's your point? Dani has been on the best machinery and hasn't won (..but I like the guy, and rate him highly). Ben Spies has been on the best machinery, yet hasn't won. Dovi has been on the best machinery and hasn't won. And the list goes on! It takes MORE than the best machinery.

bill - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 1:29 AM

I'm sure Rossi would agree, his problem is Jorge agrees twice as much (3rd vs. 6th at COTA). Vale can't lose points to Cal and Bradl and expect a realistic shot at the championship.

A great example is Dani's rough time at Qatar. he was nowhere all weekend but managed to get on the front row in QP and get 4th, where the "aliens" should be on their worst days.

I think more than any other year every point will count in the end. It could be so close between them that the new engine rule becomes a factor...

falcon - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 1:46 AM

Motorcycle racing has a age cut off and its early 30's. When the brain fully develops it doesn't let you do crazy stuff and racing a motorcycle is insane. subtract 4 years from Rossi and he would be right up there.

Immediate Effect - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 1:52 AM

@Martin (not Whitmarsh)

Hahahaha! You make us all laugh. You forgot to include Stoner. Even then, put them all on the same bike and only two will come out on top, Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez. Why? Because they are all on the same bike and each of them have to battle it out and no one could easily get away. That situation is something Rossi and Marquez usually come out victorious. The rest just like to go out early and get away to avoid battles.

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