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Matthew Birt  says:

Valentino Rossi bemoans loss of qualifying tyres

Six-times MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi has bemoaned the loss of qualifying tyres under the new single tyre rule for 2009. The Fiat Yamaha rider is worried that Saturday afternoon’s qualifying session will be mush less of a spectacle without the super soft qualifying tyres. The final stages of qualifying were also highly charged affairs with pole position sometimes swapping places more...

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chubbie

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chubbie says:

Can't have everything..

..Valentino. This might even things up a bit.

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DJCALVERT

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DJCALVERT says:

QUALIFYING TYRES

THERE IS A SINGLE TYRE RULE IN WORLD SUPERS AND THE QUALIFYING IS STILL THERE. IF BRIDGESTONE CAN'T AFFORD TO GIVE BACK A LITTLE EXCITEMENT FOR THE FOLLOWERS OF THE SPORT THEN MICHELLIN SHOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE DEAL, OR EVEN PIRELLI IF THEY COULD AFFORD IT.

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Bob Buttamasangy

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He's Squirming!

He's squirming, and that's good. About time other riders got a sniff of eqaulity. If there is anything they can do for the spectacle, maybe the answer is that only times posted in the last  10-15 minutes of the last session can count towards qualifying. Riders then don't have the comfort of falling back on times posted when they timed a clear track perfectly. The traffic and jossling for track position could certainly bring about some entertainment and shaking of heads and fists. Good riddance to the qualifiers I say!

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Telboye1

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Telboye1 says:

Superpole

Superpole anybody?

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AdestheMex

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AdestheMex says:

Qualifiers

It's the right decision in my book. Thats the whole point of qualifying, to put the person with the fastest lap time on pole and the next best after, and so on....................  This gives you a better indication of race form and who has their setup sorted. As for Valentino, I can understand why he wants them and it isn't for the "show". It's because he knows that last year, Stoner used mostly race rubber to qualify! 

Where's the Stoner baggers gone? If they're weren't biased they'd be here right now...........

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hugelean

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hugelean says:

It's one less skill he 'new breed' need to worry about.

Rossi is right, it detract,s from the show, I can't believe that anyone thinks that first and second practice were more exciting than qualifying,. It's like gcse's if nobody is good enough to get top marks they just make it easier... I wonder why Rossi still bothers, it's getting so sanitised they could open a motogp school where you can get practice and entrance to a race for your birthday........

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Bob Buttamasangy

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Stop moaning Valentino!

I can see the other side of the arguement, however, they've all used qualifiers before. Qualifiers have nothing to add except nightmares for the teams to get around two lots of set up parameters for the weekend. More time now for the newer riders/teams to learn how the bike is on raceday......Well it would have been if these dogf***ers didn't go and change those rules too!

Anyway, same rules for everone so all's fair. Plus it's very entertaining to see Rossi out of his comfort zone after having everything his way for so long. You'd be mad to write him off, but I'm be starting to think he's gonna be his own worst enemy this year.

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simoncbr900rr

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qualifying

it`s a waste of time i`d much rather they spent the time setting up the bike for a full race rather than set the bike up for last minute stab at pole on qualifiers and then the bikes just spread out on race day cos the bikes was prepped for qualifiers not race tyres.....plus it might make for closer racing come sunday afternoon if every body is setting up their bike for the same tyres all the way through practice,qualifying and race day

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simoncbr900rr

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hugelean

qualifying was only any in the last 5 minutes.....what the fuk u on....i`d rather see close racing for 45 mins than that 5 minute scramble crap

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TheCelticHound

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MORE TRUTHFUL GRID

With the loss of qualifiers we should get more realistically truthful grid placings. However, the possible downside to this is that we are less likely to see riders placing on the 3rd and 4th row of the grid coming through to challenge for the podium places. I certainly hope it does not make the racing as processional as it was in 2009. Certain riders could utilise qualifiers better than others so giving us false grid placements but the possibility of much more overtaking throughout the race. While I believe an element of excitement has been removed ie the last 10 minutes of frantic hoop changing but fully understand the economics of the new system. Ciao

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