MotoGP » MotoGP Le Mans: Rossi seeking to exploit 'Yamaha track'

"...We hope to do the same and also better with Yamaha because this is a good track for the M1" - Valentino Rossi.

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May 15, 2013 3:32 AM

Rossi last won here in 2008. Lorenzo has won here 3 times since then. Despite that, if it's dry, I won't be the least bit surprised if Pedrosa wins. Stoner won by a country mile in 2011, and last year lead most practice with a chattering bike, then shredded his rear tyre in the wet race. It isn't as "Yamaha" friendly as history suggests.

It's a stretch to see Rossi winning, but he'll win one sooner or later, and the outpouring of joy from his sad fans will be entertaining when he does!

Westminister - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 6:52 AM

I will wait to listen to what Val say's after the race.

I am enjoying all the positive prose for Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo & Dani Pedrosa from Val post race.

Looks like another Spanish win this weekend.
Time for another Marquez victory this weekend?

prof-x - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 9:46 AM

The real kicker is the way Lorenzo ride's his bike makes it very easy to be over taken by hard braking, Rossi's bread and butter is now his kryptonite, it's no surprise hes struggling, if he adopts the wider line/radius turns, he will burn the side's of his tires quicker and then fall prey to the Honda which will be used in a more upright fashion.

Yamaha went completely the wrong way last year with their bike and 'lucked' out with the tire design of Bridgestone. The real kicker is it's going to be Moto2 all over again, watching Marc sit up early down the straights and just sitting behind people in order to maintain appearances. His pace could have rendered 3 wins in a row, but he keeps making mistakes and settling for sitting behind people (very conservative attacking, but with lots of mistakes).

When Marc stops making mistakes he will be unbeatable, I cant really see that being any fun to watch myself, Yamaha have been getting the better end of the Bridgestone deal for a while, pr

prof-x - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 9:46 AM

... pretty sure this is the year where Repsol's 'investment' (see interview from 2008) pays off and Honda start getting the better end of the bone from here on.

RIP Yamaha. Roll on CRTs.

Nate Doggius - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 12:35 PM

To be perfectly honest, I fear that Rossis 2 years in the wilderness have dashed any chance of him winning again, pedrobot and Lorenzo have become too consistent and Marquez is quick and nuts, Rossi might never win another race. Would be a shame, it's not his fault he gets so much attention for not winning too, it is what it is. He's still one of the 5 fastest riders on the planet, just not sure he's in the top 3 anymore.


May 15, 2013 1:40 PM

CRT "beat your little fishing hero to take 2nd"yeah I remember that was a really great performance of Rossi, Now How many times did Stoner beat Rossi in dry and wet again???? and win the race?? Don't remember but I do remember that Rossi did great here, and came second ahead of CS:)
Cheers Claes

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