MotoGP » Le Mans: ‘Difficult but not impossible’ for third row Rossi

“[Rossi] is a good fighter, to start from the third row is going to be difficult but not impossible for him” - Massimo Meregalli, Yamaha

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jambop - Unregistered

May 18, 2013 4:47 PM

Martin you are a slaver! He is fourth in the championship one place behind his team mate world champion JLo after four races. How are yamaha gong to win anything when the team numeber one is getting bossed race in race out by rider who has just stopped wearing nappies?


May 18, 2013 4:54 PM

Rossi is a wily rider with a vast knowledge of racecraft but he can't go giving away stating positions in the hopes of picking off faster riders. Either he gets on the front row or he will have depend on his box office drawing power to keep his seat.

Vicarious Racer - Unregistered

May 18, 2013 5:01 PM

Is this what it has come down to, relying on poor weather to help him win races. And this is supposed to be your "9 times world champion", for the past few years the evidence has been a little thin, still we can all live in hope can't we.
I really do want him to do well but I fear we are all going to be disappointed, again!

Vicarious Racer - Unregistered

May 18, 2013 5:12 PM


Absolutely agree, if you want to fight them then you've got to catch them. I felt exactly the same way about David Beckham, but at least he had the good grace and common sense to retire while he was at the top of his game. I worry that Valentino's swansong is going to be a sad one.
BTW cracking name, which one of the characters do you feel the most affinity with?

EliasBK - Unregistered

May 18, 2013 5:13 PM

Calling it from now, Rossi to front yamaha's return to wsbk in 2015. The doctor is an icon, but his time is starting to come to an end in motogp. Good luck tomorrow VR!

El Tel - Unregistered

May 18, 2013 5:18 PM

Its not fair to say that Rossi has lost it,There is no way Jorge is 8 tenths to a second quicker on skill alone than Vale.The problem lies in vale and his crew failing to get the most out of what is a very, very good bike and one that they know so well,It is like Rossi needs the bike to be on rails for him to get the most out of it. Clearly they are having to re learn the m1 and have not got a stable set-up that allows Vale to push it....Yet.

brs - Unregistered

May 18, 2013 5:21 PM

i watched qatar again and i dont think he is that much bad
he will get many podiums this season.
But why his bike always has some problems?
looks like yamaha is not a good bike for the no.2 rider (like last year??) !!

Suzuki - Unregistered

May 18, 2013 5:27 PM

No matter what Rossi does this year or next he has already in these few races done better than he has in two years with the Duc. Duc still isn't rideable and Dov will be down at the tail end battling his team mate Hayden. Go Rossi I know your still trying to shack off the worst two years of racing you've ever had and will be battling for wins soon...


May 18, 2013 5:28 PM
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I think the GOAT has it still and there must be a set-up issue that is causing his poor performances. It is easy to say that he will smash it in the race , But you lot need to be realistic as his race pace is still not very good and it really is not podium challenging pace. He and his crew need to get on top of the set-up issues they are having, But once they do I fully expect to see VR back at the heels of the other 3 aliens and challenging..........for wins

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