MotoGP » Imperious Valentino Rossi dominates Dutch MotoGP

Valentino Rossi returns to the top step in MotoGP for the first time since 2010 to earn his 80th premier class victory at Assen

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June 29, 2013 3:30 PM

Why make excuses for other riders injuries?

You only get injured when you ride over the limit, so both Lorenzo and Marquez have only themselves to blame. You always have to balance between risk and reward. Rossi is master of the balance.

Rossi won fair and square. Season started at Asses, as promised.


June 29, 2013 3:31 PM

June 29, 2013 3:22 PM
Looks like the statements about the front end and braking may be true as he looked a lot more confident both in quali and the race.

Definitely that is the case, earlier this season he was constantly telling about being unable to push the bike on fresh set of tires to it limits. The test last week seems to have given him a big break through.

I still believe he has to do better in qualifying, as long as he starts on 2nd row he always has a chance.

He went quicker in the race by 1 tenth than his qualifying lap.


June 29, 2013 3:34 PM

What a race from Rossi, he seems to have learned a lot from Jorge's lines as it seems, he looked so smooth this weekend, apparently you can't ride spectacular and fast with a Yamaha, which is too bad. As a Rossi fan, I also have to say the ride of the day has to go to Lorenzo, amazing job!


June 29, 2013 3:35 PM

If you wach from qualify the lap times have been slower this year then on last years, most of that is because of the changing on rules that force manufacters to build more realiable bikes and has a natural stuff it can performan worst then last year for exemple, 2010 yamaha bike assen race is the 800cc bike so its ligher and more agile Lorenzo did total time 41:18:629, 2011 Ben spies winner 800cc 41:44:659 2012 Stoner 1 year 1000cc did 41:19:855

and today with more dificult rules for manufacters, also diferente tyres that had not been very good at least riders complain a bit Rossi did 41:25:202..

My friends this is one Top pace the diferences are very small, even today with Lorenzo on shape he would had to puch hard to make better but no doubt Lorenzo is still the leader on the Team no doubt and if he was 100% i know he would be faster then Rossi but by how much??? that part i dunno but Rossi improve is feeling that he improve and worck on this race..

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