MotoGP » Rossi: Bautista 'closed the line, but I was in front'

“Bautista opened the throttle to close the line, but I was already in front” – Valentino Rossi.

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June 02, 2013 7:10 PM

Rossi, purely based on observed performance this season so far, has clearly lost something, whether he recovers from this remains to be seen and therein lies the story and the benefit of having him in the championship.
At the end of the day motogp has more interest and intrigue with Rossi in the field, however that intrigue is unlikely to survive into next year......
For the meantime we should enjoy the presence of Valentino Rossi in motogp and hope for glimpses of previous form as in Qatar.................


June 02, 2013 7:11 PM
Last Edited 862 days ago

I think Bautista is a bit stupid really, lacking awareness and knowing when to concede and when not to.
Someone like Valentino knows the ropes so to speak and i doubt this accident would have happend if the other rider had been Lorenzo for example.

Guna - Unregistered

June 02, 2013 7:14 PM

Head of all riders are usually turned in the direction of the corner, turn2 lefthander Rossi passed around the outside line. So Bautista didn't see him and that's accepted.
Next turn3 is a right hander and how the **** he didn't see a rider who is holding the inside line and also Rossi's bike was ahead of Bautista's bike.

How the **** we can believe what Bautista says? Was he napping while going towards that right hander, or did he had his head still turned left side?

Rossi was making aggressive moves to make up for lost positions but not in wrong way,, being aggressive is not a mistake,, Bautista is the innocent acting culprit...

christo - Unregistered

June 02, 2013 7:22 PM

Now that Rossi lost every hope of winning another championship during the rest of his career... let's just see if he has any chances of winning a single race.... which i doubt..

al t - Unregistered

June 02, 2013 7:25 PM

Going to go out on a limb, but I believe Rossi will get a release from his Yamaha contract, and will race for Suzuki next year. Crutchlow will move into the factory team with Lorenzo. Monster energy will support this move, Rossi could benefit from a totally fresh start, with no expectations, and may prolong his Gp career for a further two years. Today was a racing incident. For those who doubt the clutch thing, look at what Spies endured last year. One bike near perfect the other continual issues. That's even assuming Lorenzo and Rossi have exactly the same equipment. There was nothing wrong with Rossi's Pace all weekend, he's just got to start getting a drag around in qualifying, as it doesn't hurt others, or do a single long run like Smith.

Vicarious Racer - Unregistered

June 02, 2013 7:35 PM

If Valentino gets stuck in a crowd of kids because he can no longer qualify on the front row then this is bound to happen sooner or later.
As for 'cluch problems', how can that be?. These are the most expensive yamahas ever produced maintained and built by the best mechanics money can buy, not some hack sold to you by your wife's dodgy cousin looked after by your mate from the pub! Sorry, I just don't buy it. Shame on you Valentino, you don't normally stoop to 'excuses' please don't start now, your fans (and probably your team) expect more of you.

Boris - Unregistered

June 02, 2013 7:47 PM

Racing incident. Pure and simple. 2 riders going for the same piece of tarmac in a busy first few corners.

Glad neither is seriously injured.

As for the "you can't comment unless you've raced" line above. Bit unwise IMO. Maybe change to " you can't comment unless you've watched motoGp for a couple seasons" Perspective is all.

bollox - Unregistered

June 02, 2013 8:03 PM

Look like an sad ending to Rossi's career, he been on a slipping slope since 2010, when Lorenzo was beating him, then a broken leg, two shocking years at Ducati and now this.

He is too old for the young sharks on the grid

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