MotoGP » Rossi expecting a 'difficult' race.

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Andy Duke

September 09, 2008 10:47 AM
Last Edited 2712 days ago

It will be very hard!

Indianapolis July 2008 MotoGP tyre test – day two – unofficial best lap times:
1. N Canepa 1´43.007 Ducati-Bridgestone
2. B Spies 1´43.091 Suzuki-Bridgestone
3. E Nigon 1´43.627 Honda-Michelin
4. O Jacque 1´43.818 Kawasaki-Bridgestone
5. W Costes 1´44.068 Yamaha-Michelin
6. W Yoshikawa 1´44.298 Yamaha-Bridgestone

... will it be prediction?! :)

simon - Unregistered

September 09, 2008 11:25 AM

whenever i think of this race being on an oval i think of Daytona 1975 with Barry Sheene. I havent seen the track layout but i have fears about the oval.I know he didn't hit the wall but the pressure on tyres going around the oval,hmmm, just hope everyone survives.
Goooo Vale.

Bob Buttamasangy

September 09, 2008 11:56 AM

Glad to see he is still on a high after last round..I don't know why though, he didn't have to race for it! Maybe he's nervous cause he knows he hasn't dominated and knows he still doesn't have the whole package including the ability to develop the yamacka to the level of certain 'other' bikes out there. To earn ante-VR fans respect, he'll have to show total 'Doohanesque' dominance before bowing out. CS's efforts last year and total focus without the frilly theatrics were inspiring, and I know fans will be going berserk, but if VR and CS met somewhere in the middle of their personalities, they'd both be more likeable for those less obsessed with this unfortunate aspect of hi dollar sports.

Suckmoan - Unregistered

September 09, 2008 12:13 PM

Surely for someone of Rossi's calibre a 1.2second gap is nothing! This will be a walk in the park for him. He has smashed Stoner in the last 3 races when he was slower in all sessions. How can he lose? Also, according to those times, the michelin tyres work better than bridgestones at Indy. But that will be nothing for Rossi either.

YamaLossy - Unregistered

September 09, 2008 12:15 PM

Surely a difficult race for Rossi, maybe a nitro oxide is needed to compete with Dani and Casey.
But hey... it's a new track, everyone has no data and in this manner his skill and experiences might help.

Rob#46 - Unregistered

September 09, 2008 12:22 PM

"To earn ante-VR fans respect, he'll have to show total 'Doohanesque' dominance before bowing out."

Bob, who gives a flying t055 about such fans? Casey is fantastically fast without doubt, but VR doesn't need to earn respect. That is already done, as he heads towards a 6th premier class title.
Need I add that these titles consist of 500cc,990cc and soon to be inevitably added 800cc.

Remember, speed is essential but so is finishing the race.

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