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Nigel Tasker

July 29, 2012 4:21 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi talks tenth place start


I hope he does not re sign for them ducati, they really are useless, I'm staggered Hayden has re signed, even he is complaining about the distance to the front now. Listening to lot's of things I'm picking up I would be amazed if rossi stays at Ducati. There is 2 options 1, and this must be the best, re sign with Yamaha works team, this I believe has been discussed with all parties concerned & I think it's a done deal. 2, if it's not a done deal there is a place still available at satellite Honda team, now that is not bad as Rossi will be on a competitive bike. We have to wait another 3-4 weeks I think before we all know for sure where Rossi is going, one thing for sure is he has 2 offers on the table.

Nigel Tasker

July 20, 2012 9:37 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi, Marlboro and Yamaha


This is no rumor, Lorenzos crew chief has been interviewed about the possibility of Rossi returning. He has stated that they are discussing it, the discussions are taking place with Yamaha boss together with Lin Jarvis & they have even included Lorenzo. So in my opinion there is no question this is gossip, no B S the only stipulation is that rossi comes back as No 2 rider, do many of us think it matters didly sqaut whether he is No 1 or No 2, no i don't think so he will still whip Lorenzos candy A$$. I can't remember the poster that said age was not a barrier, and it's not, the Rossi haters bashers call em what you will have to try and justify why they bash rossi. Lastly, I'm a Rossi fan through and through and for those have you that have said rossi can't ride the Ducati, I have to say I completely agree, there and again there has not been many has there that can ride this piece of junk.

Nigel Tasker

July 19, 2012 7:00 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi, Marlboro and Yamaha


My money would be on Rossi any day, Lorenzo may have won a few races against a injured Rossi on the same bike, but now Rossi is fully fit I would not give Lorenzo that much of a chance. If Rossi stays at Ducati then they must have promised him something good. I personally don't care what he rides so long as it's a competitive bike he can fight at the front with. We are all going to have to wait and see what happens with the ducati line up for next year.

Nigel Tasker

July 18, 2012 10:11 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi, Marlboro and Yamaha


Yes I read that on the Spanish site and it's certainly a interesting read. I don't see any reason why Marlboro could not sponsor Yamaha next year, I didn't realize there was a limit as to how many teams a sponsor can sign up to. Can anyone think of a good reason why a rider like Rossi would want to stay with a losing team? I personally would love to see Rossi on a Honda because it would be a different bike to Lorenzo & I think it would be interesting to see them battle it out, I know who my money would be on.

Nigel Tasker

July 18, 2012 8:22 AM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: New engine 'not ready', ECU fall


It is about time we had some good posters on this site, it is great to post and have no one bitching back. Now as you may or may not know, i'm a huge Rossi fan and have watched him like many of us have since the start, so for those of us that have & I mean I have not missed a single race or qualifying in about 13 years in motogp. I would say looking at rossi he still has it, I can tell you that reading one of Rossi's books he in one determined man, I bet he is seething inside, but you can only work with what you are given, i don't care how good you are sometimes if something is just not right then man & machine can not get on, this is the situation at Ducati. I'm certain that Rossi is doing the best he can, I'm not so sure that Ducati are, rossi has stated he is giving direction to Ducati, but they are failling to deliver what he wants. Remember when he went to Yamaha, the first test they give him the bike, he told them that there was various issues to deal with suggested certain f

Nigel Tasker

July 17, 2012 11:09 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: New engine 'not ready', ECU fall


Ted, yes I think we are really saying the same thing, reading that report on the dutch site I would say there is mileage in Rossi returning to Yamaha works team. Think about whats been going on and said, Lorenzo has commented about working with him again next year, there has also been a couple of new sponsors announced at Yamaha in the past couple of weeks. Now Honda have come out and said that they would give him a bike & back him in a satellite team, it does seem as there is behind the scenes a scramble on to sign Rossi, I mean what team would not want him. Anyone watching the last race & I picked up upon the commentators remarks of, just look at the crowd around rossi on the grid, he is still a top draw and a magnet for sponsors. I would not give him any more than a couple of test's & maybe 1 or 2 races if he re signs for Yamaha before he wins again.

Nigel Tasker

July 17, 2012 10:30 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: New engine 'not ready', ECU fall


Well it seems most people are in agreement now, it appears that Ducati just do not either understand the importance of speed of development or just dont have the resources to carry this task out in a timely manner. The ECU glitch can happen to anyone any time so I would not get too pi$$ed off about that, the engine development is where Rossi has said is a serious issue, they have let him down. The Chassis alterations are starting to pay and I think the Rossi Burgess combination is starting to pay back, remember that there is reputedly another 80% of the upgrade that was missing on monday so that seems to suggest that there is much more to come yet. however if it's not ready until September, nearly the end of the season well they may as well forget it, by then the others, namely honda & yamaha will have moved on some more so they will be just as far behind at this rate. Get ya skates on Ducati, hmm get some Rocket fuel added too you'll need it.

Nigel Tasker

July 16, 2012 9:19 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: New engine 'not ready', ECU fall


I dont think some of the people watching can see the big picture here. For those of you that can not see what is going on here it's simple, rossi does not have the confidence to push the bike, I think he has the bikes limit sorted now as there is not many mistakes happening with him now. Listening to him today although there have been some glitches today Rossi did say that when they moved the weight he felt the bike much easier to ride, the ecu did provide a slight improvement, pitty it gave up. The engine upgrade is the real disappointing thing as they did not bring a big upgrade for it like they promised Rossi months ago. This is a shame and surely down to cost or lack of planning, one things for sure Ducati need to get upto speed on the development side. All in all though the improvements are there but only in race trim so far, I think once Rossi has the chassis sorted a smoother power delivery then we should see Rossi much nearer the front.

Nigel Tasker

July 15, 2012 7:37 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi one-second from home podium


There is clear progress being made now, you only need to look at the time behind Lorenzo who seems to be now in a league of his own. If Ducati can sort out the issues with the cornering issues then it will help no end, that's what makes the Yamaha such a good bike. However I have heard that the planned engine upgrades Vale had asked for have been watered down and now will be just very minor updates for the engine package, Rossi wanted major updates for the engine and he's not going to get them unless something has changed. Let's hope Audi give Ducati a kick up the rear end and make them deliver what Rossi wants.


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