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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Indra Lim - Unregistered

June 03, 2013 7:11 AM

Everyone is losing faith in rossi. Sure most of fans wil do that when his rider is not performed. But true fans never do that.
I still give rossi much time. Its true he is old enough for factory seat but i dont see other younger rider can really outclass him.
He needs time to adapt to 1000cc yamaha. Last year he was still at ducati and from the laptime at mugello i can see he is still not at 100% with yamaha.
Actually my comment is out of topic but i see many hater post some weird comment about rossi which is not true.

ma - Unregistered

June 03, 2013 7:56 AM

It is a racing incident at the worst time and in the worst place for Rossi.I'm sure that is has got more than a few good races in him. But from mugello 10 to mugello 13 his stardom his fading away. I don't see him able to climb back the mountain this year...please prove me wrong...and qualify better!

Codger

June 03, 2013 7:57 AM

Can anyone else see the idiocy being displayed here?
2 blokes crashed, only 1 is being asked to retire. 90 posts on here to bash Rossi, but not 90 posts to praise Jorge, Dani, Cal and Dovi for their good performance.
The constant bashing of any rider is abhorrent, no matter who it is. Lighten up guys, there is more to enjoy in MotoGP than hoping for some rider to have a bad race.

Despite my being included in a list of 'fanboys' recently, can I raise a point without bias? (in other words I would like to know the answer)
The helicopter shot shows that Alvara had already crashed when he collided with Rossi. He claims that he didn't see him, what made him crash? If he hadn't crashed and Rossi wasn't in his way, it looks like he would have ridden straight on to the grass anyway.

RSMick

June 03, 2013 7:58 AM
Last Edited 320 days ago

VF, its very good that you can tell where Bautista was looking, I would have said he was looking at the apex of the right not too his right.
It looked like Rossi went into the left on the outside too fast, and was in the wrong position and going too fast to hit the apex of the right so had to slow down on the line.
Therefore a racing incident, it happens on the first lap when your desperate to catch the fast riders, the best option is to qualify better.
Codger, he hadn't crashed until the impact which pushed his front from underneath him,

People keep saying Rossi haters, I am sure its not Rossi they hate but his fans and their ability to hate any other rider ( if they actually know any)

Codger

June 03, 2013 8:21 AM
Last Edited 320 days ago

@ RSMick......You could be right , it's really difficult to tell it happened so fast. It appears that the 2 riders have accepted it as a 'racing incident' which is the main thing.
As regards to their relative positions on track, Alvaro was already recovering from his first incident (he was stood up) which Rossi took advantage of by going off his line to go round the outside of him.
I, myself, wondered why Bautista accelerated so hard at that point, maybe Rossi's interpretation is right. Only those 2 really know. Anyway it might well have been a good race without the collision, for us and them.

Codger

June 03, 2013 8:30 AM

RSMick...your point about qualifying better is a valid one.
It is interesting to compare the times of the final 3 laps of the top riders. Some riders vary from over 2 minutes!!! to 1,47 something. It's a good job the rules don't take an average of Qually times. Hmm...maybe that's not such a bad idea.

Gerrit - Unregistered

June 03, 2013 8:52 AM

One thing is clear: all that guys here bothers more with it then Rossi, after some time in pitbox he was already relaxed and seem to accept it, meanwhile Bautista looking still totally insane of the adrfenaline in his body.
This can happen if you are in midfield of the first corners, and indeed it is a race incident altough it was wild action of Bautista.
It is also clear that Rossi still is the rider with the biggest impact of whole moto gp
everything he does is followed and commented.
Yesterday 70000 spectators only in Mugello,due to the crisis they say.........if Rossi leaves the sport its only in Spain and great Britain nog popular sport.......

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