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Nigel Tasker

July 14, 2012 8:17 PM

MotoGP » Rossi laments soft-tyre woes, expects better race


I think it's plain to see Rossi just can not qualify on this bike, he's losing all his time in the final sector on the hard tyre, apart from that he's not too bad, he may be able to keep up with them in the race because sector 1-3 he is quick, he will lose a tiny bit on the last corner, then make up the gap on the striaght. Unless they can cure the corner issue with this bike bale out vale, or even better Crutchlow may be sign up with Ducati and take your place, I'm sure that would force your hand and get out of that team, go and plead with Yamaha to get your old job back. I'm certain you would still be more than a match for Lorenzo on your old bike which is basically the same chassis wise as when you left. Good luck for tomorrow Vale.

Nigel Tasker

July 04, 2012 10:07 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: We’ll see where we stand


This bike is a pile of crap and that's the bottom line. I personally would like to see him back at Honda, reason being we could see Rossi & Lorenzo on 2 different bikes so would make things interesting and I reckon there would be some serious fairing bashing going on. But I would not rule out a return to Yamaha, Lin Jarvis is now open to the idea & Lorenzo has already publicly stated he would welcome Rossi back. Now you can forget much in the way of engine development from Ducati because they have virtually told Rossi they are not doing what he asked for. From what I understand Ducati are telling the world they are doing 1 thing & in reality they are doing either their own thing or ****** all. what a shame, get yourself out of there Valentino

Nigel Tasker

April 14, 2012 6:46 PM

F1 » Vettel (yes, Vettel) misses Q2 cut


This really confirms alot of peoples views on vettel, he is not the driver we was being told he was, I knew he was know where near as good as he was being made out to be. It was so easy for him last 2 years in a far superior car to anything else. We will see how good he is now, he is nowhere near in Schumachers league, who now he has a car thats capable of competing is back at the front.

Nigel Tasker

April 12, 2012 10:24 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi lashes out after Qatar nightmare


I think you will find Honda would take Rossi back any day of the week, I'm certain on that bike he would be more than a match for Casey & Danny, I'm sure that many will disagree but that is up to them. No need to slag me off though just for my views, i'm one of the ones who said Rossi would win on the Ducati, well how wrong I was, no point in getting mad over it though, that's how it is. I don't remember Rossi leaving Yamaha in a huff either so don't be surprised if he goes back to them.

Nigel Tasker

April 12, 2012 7:49 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi lashes out after Qatar nightmare


Rossi said he had hoped to stay with Ducati for two more years, but said his current form puts that ambition into question. "I came here at the end of 2010 with the idea of racing for two years and try to win with Ducati. But it's hard. Besides, I'd like to stay two more years," he added. "If we work well we are able to fight for fifth or sixth place. I'm not excited by that: if you must fight for fifth place then little by little you lose enthusiasm. "By racing this way, you lose the joy of riding. Besides the ego, when you know you get on the track and you will regularly get beaten, it gets hard. And if you don't enjoy yourself on the track, everything else gets even heavier. "We need to try, all together, to do the best we can to arrive at the end of the year with a vastly improved bike. It would be the best thing because it would solve many problems."

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.


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