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 5:23 PM
Last Edited 826 days ago

"...Thanks to Yamaha for giving me another chance..." This is what I want to hear from him, now he aware, his winning way was coming from Yamaha .... could you imagine if no 2nd chance and still at Ducati?


June 29, 2013 5:25 PM

great ride by Rossi, Cal and JL but the same old processional victory. I love how its boring if JLo or Pedrosa do it but its exciting when Rossi does it. I enjoyed watching the race and it was great to see Rossi win again. Real fans of the sport love it no matter who wins.


June 29, 2013 6:17 PM
Last Edited 581 days ago

i know pedrosa as a flying starter but after half race,he isnt able to do anything , just tries to defend his position, lorenzo is good at almost every point.
these 2 always like to ride lonely,
marc is like rossi,not the best in the 1st part of the race but as the race goes on,he only gets better.
crutchlow is in form,he does a true fast lap many times,also he always does close the gap well but takes much time to pass,
rossi is a true great RACER,i think he is the best overtaker out there,he can change his line better than any other to overtake, also when he passes one rider, he doesnt have to think about him,he just overtakes them one by one!
thats why he is 9 time champion(better than anyone else!)
and he has the personality as well!!


June 29, 2013 11:54 PM

(after 3 frustrating years)

Burnt his bridges at Yamaha.................WRONG.
Won't finish on podium again................WRONG.
Won't win another race............................WRONG.
Crutchlow deserves Rossi's bike.........WRONG.
(until Cal can win race, especially from pole, and even then it's still questionable. lol)
To old..........................................................WRONG.
Wasn't the Ducati......................................WRONG.
(busted up Jorge and Bradley even beat them)

Gee that felt great to type up.
Like I said, been a 3 year dry spell. There are a lot more things said about Rossi over the years that Rossi dispelled with his Assen victory, and the statements "he won't be world champion again", may be true. But I am sure as hell going to enjoy watching him try. Welcome back Rossi. YeeeeeeeHaaaaaaa.


June 30, 2013 1:57 AM

Great race by all - well done.

To the haters saying Jlo would have won if fit just think about this...

In races this year, where both Jlo & Rossi finished, and neither crashed or were injured, Jlo's biggest margin ahead of rossi was 13.3 seconds.

If Jlo were fit this race, it still would have gone down to the wire between Jlo & rossi.

I base this on the logic that the 15.6 second gap is adjusted for the previous biggest gap by Jlo of 13.3 = 2.6 as a GUESTIMATION ONLY.

You could not say this would be the case as there are so many other variables so it is SPECULATION ONLY but it is some shred of statistical logic to state my opinion that rossi still could have won EVEN if Jlo were fit.

Another pointer is Pedro, fully fit and in form of late yet rossi gaped him???? Also Marquez, the same, while not fully fit, it didnt hinder him last time or this time out and rossi gaped him to.

I still think Jlo should get the 25 pts just for riding - WOW. Never a big fan but he's won my adulati


June 30, 2013 4:42 AM
Last Edited 826 days ago

Imagine what Rossi would have done had Bautista not screwed up his chances earlier. Surely he'd have been on the podium in that race. He is a class ahead of Pedrosa and Lorenzo as a scrapper. And down to the wire with Marquez, Rossi makes smarter, better-timed moves and is equally as fast. I look forward to his total resurrection after he comes to terms with the new bike setup.

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