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dmelb

February 11, 2012 4:22 AM
Last Edited 934 days ago

MotoGP » Rossi: Stoner, Lorenzo ahead but podium possible


You have to think Rossi fancies his chances at a win or two this season. I think he's trying to keep expectations low and deliver high rather than the opposite to avoid another disappointment like 2011. It'll be a long season, all it takes is for a mistake or a little bad luck to happen to someone leading and Rossi could be in for a win. These guys are so competitive, even Stoner on the dog of the Ducati truly believed he could win every race on that bike. I think Rossi has the same self-belief, but he's not expressing it so outwardly now, just in case it comes back to haunt him. He's probably learnt a thing or two about humility since his move to Ducati.

dmelb

February 07, 2012 11:58 AM
Last Edited 937 days ago

MotoGP » Cyber war? Repsol Honda compare Stoner, Rossi stats


Classic:) Rossi replied "compare the first 5 seasons". Well Rossi, you forgot Stoner's first year was on the firebreathing satellite LCR machine (i.e worst bike on the grid), then 4x years on the Ducati. Rossi spent those five years fighting Stoner using the best bike on the planet - the Yamaha M1. Please Rossi, don't embarass yourself... HRC could reply with "Compare Stoner's first year at Ducati to Rossi's first Ducati year". Then it'd be Stoner 1st....daylight second Rossi.

dmelb

February 04, 2012 2:05 AM

MotoGP » Ducati turns the corner with new GP12


Rossi won LS2008. Nothing will change that. It's the manner in which he won which is dubious - taking short cuts and pushing your opponent almost into the gravel in doing so is blatantly shady. It is nothing to be proud of. But I guess Rossi really needed to resort to such tactics, there was no way he could have won that day. Hats off to Stoner, he was upset but accepted the result like a professional If they swapped bikes that day, Rossi would have been luck to be within 60 seconds of Stoner.

dmelb

February 04, 2012 1:38 AM
Last Edited 941 days ago

MotoGP » Ducati turns the corner with new GP12


...cont: Please stop mentioning Laguna Seca 2008. It was an embarassing victory for Rossi. History and facts shows he used very shady racing tactics, bordering on cheating on the way to victory. As I said previously, the race Marshall's favoritism of Rossi was disgraceful. These says it all really - very shading racing tactics. But we all know Rossi is famous for this. tinyurl.com/n854el tinyurl.com/7bbvly2

dmelb

February 04, 2012 1:35 AM

MotoGP » Ducati turns the corner with new GP12


@herowassenna You need to get off the drugs. Stoner's first year in MotoGP was 2006 with LCR. In just his second ever race he put the LCR on POLE Position in QATAR - beating the mighty factory Hondas and Yamahas. That season was still the best ever by a LCR rider. If Rossi started his career on ordinary bikes like LCR and Ducati, he'd be lucky to have half the number of race wins & a couple of championships. He'd always had the best bikes. 2011 was Rossi's first year on an ordinary bike and even Tony Elias' LCR was ahead of him at times. 15million big ones, 5x different bikes through out the season and nothing to show for it other than utter embarrassment & humiliation for Ducati. Rossi's struggle highlights Stoner's incredible skill and achievements at LCR and Ducati.

dmelb

February 03, 2012 12:18 PM

MotoGP » Ducati turns the corner with new GP12


The way I read it, the bike is now 90% Japanese. With more feedback (i.e insider info from Rossi and Burgess), it won't be long before it becomes 100% Japanese. If they went through half the effort for Stoner, they could have had another World Championship. This shows two damning points: 1) Ducati has lost unique-ness about it. They're just a Japanese copy cat 2) Rossi cannot ride anything else other than the above Their times are still way too slow, once Honda & Yamaha sorts out the chatter, the gap will probably be closer to 1.8 - 2 seconds.


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