MotoGP » Silverstone puts smile on Rossi's face, but MotoGP 'too perfect'


"The bikes are too perfect. You maybe need to reduce the computer [electronics] by 50-60 per cent" - Rossi on MotoGP race action.

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hkfui

August 31, 2013 1:29 AM

I think that MM, JL and DP would still be in front of VR without the electronics. The fact is these guys are faster than VR and he can't catch them. Reducing the electronics might be a good thing, but I maintain that the above 3 will still be in front of VR most of the time, they are at a different place in their career and VR best days are behind him. It's not disrespect to VR, it's a fact of life. The sad thing is had VR retired a few years back, he wouldn't be experiencing the pain of defeat by younger faster riders.

LiVio

August 31, 2013 1:30 AM

Dacron seeing as your a massive stoner fan ,your comment that Rossi has moaned all his career hurts my sides ,but then you only turn out to a thread like this.where is your man promoting this sport was he at the charity fund raiser auctioning personal belonging for rider charity's Rossi can express any he opinion he likes he carrys the sport on his shoulders

lux

August 31, 2013 1:33 AM
Last Edited 361 days ago

@ OnceWaz

Rossi didn't say less electronics would help him, even though he might think so.

But to answer your post implying he's always been riding a Yamaha with a lot of electronics... Hello you might be forgetting a big chunk of Rossi's career..

dacron

August 31, 2013 1:48 AM
Last Edited 361 days ago

livio...stoner complained about things when he won , lost , didn't like directions or you name it , but he was still the man to beat and still winning at the front.
vale only complains when he can't beat the others , and when he does win a race he goes around the circuit reaping praise , you know what the problem is with vale...he has lived his life for glory , its all he cares about , and when its out of reach he complains about something to make it look like he is only being beaten because his rivals have it too easy.

in2297

August 31, 2013 2:16 AM

Actually rossi was not complaining. Electronic helps old rider to exist longer. Without electronic may be rossi wont compete until now. I think rossi will thank electronic in this way.

But for the competition, i think the electronic is too much. Not just for safety but more to performance. We know they, especially honda use this motogp for their research and thats why it will continue this way.

Hope we can enjoy many fight along the race in future.

Podster

August 31, 2013 4:44 AM

Between 1994 and 1998 the Honda bike was said not to have had many changes, with Honda engineers reportedly becoming frustrated at Doohan's reluctance to try new innovations such as electronic shifting it was only when Rossi came to Honda in 1999 that Honda engineers had their head with Rossi willing to try more innovations, thats facts that you cant rewrite.

AussieNSW

August 31, 2013 4:49 AM

@LiVio
Mate how long have you being following GP? not very long I would think,I have followed it for over 50 yrs and GP was huge long before rossi was even born and it will be still there long after he is gone, remember a guy called Michael Jordan I think it was in basket ball when he retired the same was said then and guess what its bigger than ever you know the saying "nobody is bigger than the sport" its the same with GP racing.

samas

August 31, 2013 4:58 AM

Electronics in GP racing is it better than before???
Is it faster yes
Is it more exciting well no not really.
Is it safer yes.
GP racing has went from bikes costing thousands to bikes costing millions.
Just my thoughts but getting the maximum out of whatever is available and battling with riders of the same caliber is the ultimate thrill.

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