MotoGP » Le Mans: Valentino Rossi 'A good result thrown away'

"I was strong and I enjoyed it but I made a mistake and the good result was thrown away" - Valentino Rossi.

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Ich - Unregistered

May 20, 2013 7:34 AM

I forgot to add previously, I actually believe his feeling when he says he could have fought with Cal.

He had just done his quickest lap which would be the 2nd quickest in the race when the track was not yet as dry as in the last laps, so it's really possible he would have fought for 2nd.


May 20, 2013 9:10 AM
Last Edited 837 days ago

His pace wasn't bad, but he was being put under pressure by Hayden. He should have conceded the spot and been satisified to beat Lorenzo. Bit disappointed by it, but like I said, his pace is pretty good. Just not good enough for now though.

Gotta hope Mugello is better now.


May 20, 2013 9:26 AM

@Fred Well he did not put it on front row in the dry did he:)
Everyone Rossi was faster on the Ducati than on the Yamaha:) and by saying he had a podium finish he is as loony toon as his fans:) 5 more laps and Hayden would have past and then MM:) If he was capable to win we would have seen it here. Everyone said that if he would have been on a Yamaha here last year he would have kicked some:) Joke
Cheers Claes


May 20, 2013 9:30 AM

Rossi might have done fast laps but fast laps wear tires and he would have been slowing like everyone in the end, and a couple of fast laps do not win races:) and all Rossi fans said that MM is the crasher:)
Cheers Claes

Great race - Unregistered

May 20, 2013 9:33 AM

I see the trolls are in full swing, lol.

I thought Rossi was having a decent race, specially considering he started from 8th on the grid. The crash was really bad luck, he was pushing and it happened at the time when the track was drying up. I didn't expect him to get back on the bike but he did finish the race so fair play to him. Tough start to the season but I am confident he will improve, he's not the kind of guy who gives up so easily.


May 20, 2013 9:46 AM

It might just have been my imagination but I could swear that Hayden was gaining on Rossi for the 4 laps before he crashed and Hayden was actually right on his rear wheel before the crash. If he was laying down the fastest laps in the race then what was Hayden doing?

the wood - Unregistered

May 20, 2013 10:43 AM

"put a fork it in its done"...Sorry to say but the career of Valentino Rossi as a motogp rider is over. He may have made a simple mistake by hitting the bump with his brake and is wise enough to diagnose his error but fails to recognise the pressure he was under from Hayden not just skilful racing pressure applied by Hayden but also the psychological one by of being passed by a Ducati on drying yet still wet track. He simply choked where 4 years ago, this would not of occurred . Even the thought of Rossi making such an error wasn't such a reality. IMO Rossi should contempl ate Crutchlow's plight and realise that Cal deserves that seat he has and pass the baton before he loses the non-motogp fan base he has brought to the sport in droves.He deserves a better ending but unfortunately not to be.

Th - Unregistered

May 20, 2013 11:07 AM

Not a Rossi fan , but give him a break , sure things are not going well by his highest of standards ,but he deserves everyones respect. He is still admired and looked up to by the three guys on this weeks podium and for sure they still see him as major force.he may not win the championship but I am sure there is still some good performances over the next few years !Think carefully before being over critical of this great rider and personality !

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