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October 21, 2011 5:12 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Difficult to make a comparison...


@Pam .. yes, I agree he looks haunted and I believe he's taking this harder than he's letting on. One of the reasons a lot of us grew to love Vale was him being passionate and letting us see his emotions and that's his nature. He's ridden success for most of his life and he's not used to being so far back. Having said all that, emotional people can bounce back with the next swing of emotion. If Ducati swing the bike around I believe it could be the best out there. We know it's engine is strong. If that happens, I believe you'll see his massive grin again and I believe you'll see him challenging for wins. I do think he's not the rider he was though, and I don't mean to diminish his legend in saying that. He's just older than the guys who are at the front now and isn't quite as quick as he was. He may get a few more wins, maybe through his superior racecraft, but I don't think you'll see Valentino win a MotoGP championship again. WSB however ...

TP

October 21, 2011 3:40 PM
Last Edited 1066 days ago

MotoGP » Rossi: Difficult to make a comparison...


Whichever way you look at it, the Ducati has been suffering issues for years and Ducati need to fix it. Rossi also needs to pull his finger out and stop making excuses. He's now being beaten buy his teammate regularly, after watching his teammate become world champion last year. The Ducati is capable of being ridden to the front, as Casey demonstrated, it's just that he can't, or won't, do it. And it's difficult to watch this happen to a guy who I've supported for a long time. I had a Rossi rep helmet in 1999, one of the first when he was still in 250s. I hope they sort it out soon and Ducati get back to the front. Vale is still capable of winning races.

TP

October 21, 2011 3:40 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Difficult to make a comparison...


Ammar ... there's two separate issues here. One is bike itself. And the second is the performance of Rossi on it. First, the bike. The bike has been having the front end problems for a long time and no, I don't think you can blame Rossi for that despite his efforts to fix it. It does show that he's not the genius everyone thinks he is however. Second, Rossi's performance on the bike. He's nowhere near matching Casey's performance on the Ducati, both bikes suffered front end issues. In fact, Casey tested the GP11 during 2010 and was both quicker on it than he was on the GP10, and said it was improvement. Rossi has already stated that he's not prepared to ride the bike as hard as Casey did and he's also admitted that he can't slide the rear to overcome the understeering issue, like Casey did. Whichever way you look at it, the Ducati has been suffering issues for years and Ducati need to fix it. Rossi also needs to pull his finger out and stop making excuses. He's now being beaten buy

TP

September 08, 2011 5:06 PM

MotoGP » Stoner: The tiredness suddenly hit me


@TDS - I can't believe you've had it shown where even Vito has talked about Casey's amazing throttle control and that he hardly runs any traction control yet, as it doesn't fit in with what you want to believe about him, you still bleat on about him using TC! There's none so blind as those who will not see. This is one of the ways he got around the Ducati's understeer problem, by opening the throttle really early and sliding the rear to tighten the corner. You know, spinning the rear, kinda hard with lots of TC on eh? It's getting kind of old TDS...

TP

August 24, 2011 7:56 PM
Last Edited 1124 days ago

MotoGP » Stoner chasing first Indy podium


@disbelief Yep, you're right. Pole position at Qatar and a second place in Turkey where he was leading and was just pipped on the very last corner of the race. He scored a 2nd, 3 x 4ths, 2 x 5ths, 3 x 6ths, 1 x 8th, a DNS and 6 retirements. On a satellite 990 with leftover tyres. If I recall correctly he just couldn't get on with the Michelin front and early the next year he attributed some of his success to the Bridgestone front giving him what he wanted. If you look at his riding history and what machinery he's been on he's always been fast and he's always been committed to going as fast as he can make the thing go.


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