MotoGP » MotoGP Jerez: Rossi 'expected to be faster'

'I was with the top group but unfortunately I was not fast enough to stay with the top three' - Valentino Rossi

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real talk - Unregistered

May 05, 2013 9:28 PM

ok now that the hype has settled and rossi is still winless, its time to face a new reality: Rossi is clearly past his prime and the young guns are proving too much to handle. He's 18 points shy of marquez and 14 from the next guy up, his teammate, after only 3 races! forget about the championship, he should be focused on only 1 thing right now: securing a win. which seems like it may be too tall an order for him.

There is no shame in Rossi's career, a long and fruitful which includes his twilight years. In 2009 he was already past his best as he was not as fast, confident as before, so 4 years later it is only natural not to be a winner anymore. However, I don't understand or agree with those 2 types of post that go like that:
1st type of post: "See? He only got 4th, which proves that he was a second rate rider that never managed to get better than 4th"
2nd type of post: "He is the best. He did only 4th but he is going to win lots of races, still, coz he got 9 titles which proves that he can still win lots of races and titles".
Anyone of you expect him to go at top form for ever? Nearly 20 years at the top is not enough???

kiwibob - Unregistered

May 05, 2013 9:39 PM

Good to see i got it right Rossi can still ride a bike but just not as quick now as dani lorenzo or mm and this is the way the season will go and i know the fanboys won,t like it but its reality deal with it . To the haters rozzi getting forth is showing he still can ride at the top level so you guys need to deal with that as well

Ich - Unregistered

May 05, 2013 9:49 PM

@ Rogerio

Totally agree with you.
Too bad fro the 2 wasted years in Duc, we might have seen some more exciting battles up front, but that's history now.

Now one thing left to see if this "70% of the best Rossi" can still pull a win.

He can still manage exciting and fiery races if Qatar is anything to go by, we will see about something more in the future.

capirossi - Unregistered

May 05, 2013 9:58 PM

time to slap a "capi" in front of his name now. I'm betting he will have a similiar, if not identical season to the one capirossi had in 07. 1 win a few podiums all while his teamate dominates and takes the title.

alol - Unregistered

May 05, 2013 10:59 PM

I personally think Rossi will struggle to podium for the rest of the season unless conditions come into play. After all Marquez couldn't ride a Moto2 bike in the rain, Let alone a Moto GP one. That said though DP, JL & MM are in a different league to hin now.

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