MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: One of my best victories ever

'Today was something special, this is one of the best victories in my career' - Valentino Rossi

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June 30, 2013 6:19 AM

Said like a true champion and if i remember correctly in 2007 they caught the others napping with engine and valve layout,but it did not take the others long to catch up and pass them.
Yes Stoner did make it clear why he left and i wonder whose Ducati these blokes are riding now is it anything to do with what Burgess and Rossi did ???


June 30, 2013 7:03 AM
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@ ondablade When comparing last year to this year in terms of overall race pace, I think you need to look at the temps of both races.

In 2012, The Honda's ruled the race because the temps were more suited to them, With trackside temps being 37c and it is well known that the Honda's thrive in warmer conditions as they can switch the on better.

This year the track temps were 18c and Dani admitted he had trouble with cold at the start. The Yamaha's obviously struggled against the Honda's last year but the race pace of the Honda was very quick.

This year Rossi's race pace was 41.25 mins and last year the best Yamaha race pace was dovi who finished with a race pace of 41.31 mins. Ben spies on the factory Yamaha had a race pace of 41.34+ mins and some 9 secs slower than the same bike of Valentino! Even Marc said he did not think the pace would be so quick. Those are the facts of the two races.


June 30, 2013 7:18 AM

@ bozgp.

Your a TROLL. Get a life.

June 29 2013 3.06pm you wrote.
Rossi 2013 world champ, you heard it here 1st.

Today June 30 2013 6.37am you wrote.
One win and he is in the title race? Give me a break, he sucks, end of story. Everyone gets lucky once in a while.


June 30, 2013 7:21 AM


Facts are always better than fiction!

The truth though is that the Duc's are in no better shape than what they were last year, At least not here in Assen. Even the year before last suggests that they have at most maintained their status quo.

A lot of Rossi hater's are blinded by their own agenda of rider support. Casey fans say he is better, Jorge Fans say their man is better...I say prove it.


June 30, 2013 7:36 AM
Last Edited 950 days ago

A lot of people here screaming the greatness of the beloved one.
Look at the facts.. fact 1 there are 6 fully works bikes, two of those are useless sad to say but true.
Fact 2 Of the 4 works bikes that are capable of winning only two riders are fully fit so by all accounts he should have finished first or second.
So what's all the big fuss about.
Now for me JLo's ride was the most stoic closely followed by someone no one ever mentions Espargaro.
If Rossi had not won or at least came second now that would have been some cause for debate but no doubt his fans would have had a million excuses.


June 30, 2013 8:12 AM

The problem of being Rossi is that the expectation to win is now even more on him after Assen, but knowing how he is we ALL know he will not disappoint us.

Eagerly waiting for the next race day....

Go rossi!!!!!!


June 30, 2013 8:20 AM
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@ Samas
I agree with your part about Lorenzo and that is coming from a ardent Rossi fan. JLO was fantastic, No doubt about it. Though you have to understand the injury to make a real valid judgement. I don't doubt that Jorge was in some pain but a broken collarbone was not what held him back, Once he had that plate fitted it secured the break . His main problem was that the plate restricts his movement and Assen is notorious for having to fight against the bike to turn it in, As the race wore on the effects of the plate put the rest of his body under strain as he would of had to over compensate for the injury. That said it is more probable he would of won had he not had the injury. Rossi and bike racing fans in general have a right to crow about his greatness, As he is without question the greatest moto gp rider of all time!

Perhaps you should comment about Jorge when he is 34 to determine how much better he is or was than Rossi, Because that is your real Agenda is it not.


June 30, 2013 8:21 AM

Btw, Not all Rossi fans look for excuses when he does not perform as true fans have seen him at his very best. JLO's very best is still a long way from Rossi. Time will only prove my theory or discount it, But for now Rossi get's all the plaudits


June 30, 2013 8:58 AM
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I have seen too many fantastic racers in my time and while I do agree in his day Rossi was the greatest today it is JLo and tomorrow it will be Marc but unfortunately one can not say who is/was the greatest of all time Duke in his day was untouchable and on inferior machinery a big plus.
Hailwood came back after 11 years and won the TT on a bike that was new to him.
Joey Dunlop was winning races up to his unfortunate death and he was 48. I could go on for hours and hours as anyone who has had the misfortune to mention racing in my presence at a party can attest to. I have loved my bike racing for the last 60 years longer even. However when everyone starts raving on about Rossi it really pi$$es me off. Stop engage brain and realise todays greats are standung in the shoulders ot giants.

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