MotoGP » Mugello: Rossi without a tow, third row

“As always in the qualifying we suffer more than the others. They use the slipstream and are able to go a bit faster than me” – Valentino Rossi.

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June 01, 2013 5:13 PM

Just had a quick look. The race pace should be about 1 1:48.5. In the 3rd practice Lorenzo did 5 laps under that and Pedrosa and Rossi did zero. In the 4th practice Lorenzo and Pedrosa did 5 laps under 1:48.5 and Rossi did zero. Rossi has got the pace to watch the two real aliens win by a country mile.

r - Unregistered

June 01, 2013 5:17 PM

Rossi might do well or not, we'll know on race day, But he definitely needs to qualify at least 4th or 5th. Cuz Dani and Lorenzo, great starters and do vey well to create a gap, and Marc, QP really doesnt matter for this guy, winning keeping all this obstacle in mind, at this level.

Hope for a good race.

Go Vale!!!!

Jerginz - Unregistered

June 01, 2013 5:25 PM

The simple truth is that rossi is unwilling/unable to adapt his riding style to the bike. For better or worse, the electronics have made these bikes much less forgiving and if they aren't ridden a certain way, there won't be success. Rossi has not and will not ever change his riding style to match a bike. He will always try to fit the bike to him. It has worked in the past w/out as much electronic influence, but it's part of the reason he struggled at Ducati and is struggling now. He tried to change the bike to fit him. Now we're seeing at Yamaha he still can't mesh 100% with the bike, mainly because of the advanced electronics and he can't/won't adapt to it.

99 Crystal Ball. - Unregistered

June 01, 2013 5:29 PM

Another poor qualifying from Rossi today.He just cant keep on doing this if he has any chance of getting race wins.He is leaving himself with too much hard work to do.Lets see if his home crowd can urge him on.

will - Unregistered

June 01, 2013 5:29 PM

most of the people on this thread seem to know sweet f**k all about motogp it seems! If any of you hopeless haters watched all the practice sessions you would know rossi has been on the pace, and that in qualy dovi etc were all grabbing tows...even pedrosa ended up saying this in his interview and and shook his fist at dovi for slip streaming him in qp2. marquez also got pushed back due to the little group towing each other along, this 15 minutes cr*p session is a waste of time and doesn't reflect a true performance of the riders...

Ghost of Bob - Unregistered

June 01, 2013 5:29 PM

Too late Boztich, he's been at it since the start of 2010!
Anyway, Rossi has been using the best electronics, a wider variety of tyres and chassis than ANYONE on the grid since he first rode the 2000 nsr500.
Pull the other one.

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