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Moody: Rossi looks unbeatable

Eurosport commentator Toby Moody says Valentino Rossi looks 'uncatchable' heading to Qatar
Eurosport commentator Toby Moody says he feels Valentino Rossi looks 'uncatchable' heading into the first round of the 2010 season in Qatar.

Rossi will kick-start his challenge on an eighth premier class title under the lights at Losail with Moody – who will be back behind the microphone alongside Julian Ryder this year – predicting that the FIAT Yamaha strr and Casey Stoner will be the men to watch during the season ahead.

However, Moody insisted that one rider starts the year as the man to beat.

“After pre-season testing, Valentino Rossi once again looks uncatchable,” he said. “In my eyes Casey Stoner looks to be as strong as he has ever been this year, so that should give us a continuation of what happened two years ago in 2008, when the pair were at each others' throats until Laguna Seca.

“Stoner has won in Qatar for the last three years so in theory this will be his race but with Rossi looking as strong as ever, the Italian will not be far behind, it's going to be very close. Bring on the floodlights!”

Moody also backed Ben Spies to impress on a consistent basis during the year ahead as he makes the move over from the World Superbike Championship, with the Tech 3 ace having produced solid performances during pre-season testing.

“This will be the opportunity for Ben Spies to show MotoGP that World Superbike champions can be the quickest,” he said. “He has the opportunity to show them that World Superbike champions can win and I genuinely think he can do that.

“We've had race winners in the past but I think Spies can do it consistently.”

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Deano B

April 08, 2010 6:59 PM
Last Edited 388 days ago

Got to agree with Moody, Rossi looks like he's ready to destroy all opposition from the giddy-up this year. He's had an excellent pre-season testing, the best he's had for a few seasons now. He's not looked this hungry for the title for time. Although Casey may win the opener, It may be worth putting some money on Vale as an outsider. Cant wait for this weekend, bring it on!


April 08, 2010 7:33 PM
Last Edited 2665 days ago

Last year when he wasn't at the top of the charts in testing he was "sand bagging". :rolleyes: This year when he is at the top he's "uncatchable". :rolleyes: You never know what will happen. That's why they actually have the races!

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