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Nigel Tasker

April 12, 2012 7:48 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi lashes out after Qatar nightmare

Asked about comparisons to Casey Stoner, who collected 23 wins and one championship with Ducati, Rossi said the Australian had adapted because he had evolved with the team. "He Stoner has a very peculiar riding style and he was also young in 2007, so it was easier for him to adapt to Ducati, Rossi explained. "He evolved with Ducati, so he should thank Ducati because if he has learned to ride in the way he rides today it's because he grew up with this bike, which if you don't ride it in that particular way you are screwed."

Nigel Tasker

April 12, 2012 7:47 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi lashes out after Qatar nightmare

The incredible thing is that this characteristic is similar to all the Ducatis I've ridden since 2010: whether it's the version with no chassis, or the one with the carbon-fibre front, of the one with the aluminium front, or the one with the full chassis... it doesn't ever change, that's incredible. "The engine is another very important problem. We need a more manageable engine: ours is very aggressive, more than Honda's and a lot more than Yamaha's. "By looking for top performance you might end up neglecting rideability a bit. That's a mistake. What do you need all that power for if you can't take advantage of it?"

Nigel Tasker

April 12, 2012 7:46 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi lashes out after Qatar nightmare

Here is Rossi's interview. Age penalises you, it's true, but a difficult year doesn't make you forget how to stay with the leading pack. In my opinion, I still know how to do it," Rossi told Motosprint. It's very clear who makes our bike Filippo Preziosi is the boss and the thinking brain behind everything. It's up to him to help us. Our problems are very clear what doesn't work at the rear, under acceleration, in my opinion comes from the front, and the cause is understeering. At turn-entry, because of something we don't know, the front doesn't allow you to tighten the turn. This understeering is the biggest problem. Cont..

Nigel Tasker

March 23, 2012 7:29 PM

MotoGP » Jerez MotoGP test times - Friday (Final)

It's looking like a carbon copy of last year for Rossi, Hayden seems to be quicker too so I think we have to be serious about what we are seeing, whether this is about whether Rossi just can not ride this bike or not or maybe it just is not capable of going that fast the writings on the wall I think. Looking at how fast some are below him I think that he may well be looking at being over taken by some of them too. Other than that we could be in for a good year as it looks as if Honda & Yamaha are fairly even.

Nigel Tasker

February 15, 2012 10:25 PM

MotoGP » Jorge Lorenzo makes 2012 predictions

It's going to be difficult to bet against Casey unless Yamaha or Ducati can pull something out of the bag to give them the edge. I don't think we will see a repeat of the dismal year Rossi had last year, I'm not making any excuses because clearly Rossi could not get to grips with that bike. I'm just going to point this out though, he was comfortable with his last 2 japanese bike's, he was not comfortable with the Ducati last year so therefore did not have the confidence to push it & if he did he would crash it. We need to look at this & I think that this new bike is going to give Rossi his confidence back, you only need to read his comments on the first test of the new bike to see that he is very happy with the new chassis. Only time will tell, but if the Ducati is competetive then I expect nothing less than a much better season for Rossi & I can see him on the poduim a fair few times this year, I don't think the title will be in reach for Rossi in 2012. I would say that the top

Nigel Tasker

February 15, 2012 10:01 PM

MotoGP » British Eurosport extends MotoGP TV deal

Hopefully Dorna will see sense come the end of next year when the damn contract expires. BBC coverage suck's, can't be bothered to check who posted the $hite about fanboys watching on the BBC, I have never heard so much crap, people that are interested in Motogp want to watch it on the best channel with the best commentary team, Mr Ryder, Mr Moody, & of course Mr Spalding, these guys are brilliant. Can't wait for the new season to start.

Nigel Tasker

January 31, 2012 7:52 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi delighted with new Ducati

I'm not going to say too much of what I expect this year of Rossi & Ducati, many of us predicted that he would turn around that bike last year which never came about. In Rossi's own words today, he stated that already this test he is much further ahead of last year, he has stated that the bike does what he needs it to more or less & everytime he makes adjustments there are improvements, whilst last year on the GP11 adjustments either gained him nothing or worse results. This will only improve with time, & I think the most important thing to hear from Rossi is he now has confidence in the bike, as others have stated & anyone knows who have followed motogp for long enough a confident Rossi is a quick Rossi, only time will tell folks, let the games begin.

Nigel Tasker

January 17, 2012 10:30 PM

MotoGP » 2012 Ducati MotoGP bike set for track debut

You can not see Rossi being that close to the front, surely with 90% new parts they are surely banking on alot of new technology. I would like to think that Ducati can bring a good bike to the races this year, I don't think for a minute that Rossi has lost his edge yet, but only time will tell. I think he may have lost a bit of confidence but that will soon return.

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