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Matthew Birt  says:

Jerez MotoGP: Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner reaction

Valentino Rossi admitted he made a massive mistake after the Italian took out Casey Stoner during a fight for victory in yesterday's captivating Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez.The nine-times world champion had to apologise to Stoner and his factory Honda crew after a mistake under braking at the first corner on lap eight saw both crash out in wet conditions.Rossi...

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Dec 07

Posts: 93

britri123 says:


Bloody hell Valentino, now we have to listen to the petulant, whining Aussie again. Stoner is a good rider but that face, don't you just want to slap it? 

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Jun 10

Posts: 30

Dan250N says:


maybe the marshals helped VR as it looked like he was trapped under the bike and was still on the floor, CS was already standing up holding his bike. Any human would help the guy still on the floor...

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Oct 07

Posts: 1306

hugelean says:

Not sure which race you are on about Nostro, Rossi was 1.8 behind Lorenzo in 4th, 2 laps later he was in 3rd on Stoners tale, a second a lap he put into Stoner, he was still in the wrong though no question. The gibbers/stoner thing was doubly painful as the injury finished Gibbers season on v competitive bike and then finished his career..when Stoner took his seat... youch,,, but it was still a racing incident.. Has anyone asked Casey how Rossi happened to be up his arse after only 8 laps...from 12th?, can't be set up because Rossi has to adjust the bike, with no previous experience of those conditions and Casey just rides around issues... bum bum,,,

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Jun 10

Posts: 510

weskit says:

rookie mistakes

Stoner took out Gibernau in his rookie year, it was a rookie mistake. Rossi can and does know better, but consistently demonstrates a willingness to risk taking other people out which is ultimately inexcusable. A faded ex-champion unable to come to terms with his own decline and becoming increasingly desperate.

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Apr 10

Posts: 22

Drzee says:

It was obviously Rossi's fault that he took out Stoner, he went in too hot and couldn't get round the corner without crashing and takeing Stoner with him, I'm sure Rossi wouldn't have apologised if he didn't think it was his fault.

Say what you want about Stoner, but he adds to the racing and could have done well, even won if his tyres were in better nick than everyone elses.  Stoner's reaction to Rossi was mild give that he is a racer, I'm sure a lot on this forum would have lost it given how easily they get wound up on a forum!

Sure adds spice, roll on the next race.


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Oct 07

Posts: 1306

hugelean says:

Surprised everyone focusing purely on the negative, thought it was interesting that Rossi was also able to fly on the duke in wet conditions. 12th place start killed him. First or 2nd row and I reckon the race would have been over by lap 5. Get away early and maintain pace watch the others fall over themselves trying to catch up. Lot to be said for that technique from Casey in the right circumstances, could have walked it, valuable lessons these and expect Rossi to make the most next time. Does explain why Casey always looked a second a lap quicker than everyone else in the wet but not on the honda....interesting stuff.. Rossi now needs to get the bike to do that in the dry, according to JB that's not going to be easy.....

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Jun 10

Posts: 3

Foxxie says:

Typical Rossi Fan Blurb

it really annoys me how much the Rossi "fans" will defend him when he makes an error, yet when someone nerfs him off it is catastrophic, the other guy should never be allowed to race again blah, blah! Get a grip Rossi fans, he made a mistake, live with it, accept the rap & move on! Most of teh Rossi fans are annoyed that he has not jumped on the Duke & won - i seem to recall that someone else did that though, who was that? If everyone enjoyed motorcycle racing for what it is then every race would be enjoyed for that. But some people can only see one winner, if he does not win it is all unfair & the dummy comes out. 

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Apr 11

Posts: 1

Tybo says:

Rossi vs Stoner

It was the most stupid "attack" that Rossi could ever have made. I don't mind if Lorenzo, Stoner, Spies, Crutchlow, Simoncelli or Rossi win. And in that order. I have read most of the comments and cannot understand the assuredness of some of the opinions? FACT is that, at least 5 Marshalls pushed Rossi, while no-one helped Stoner. It really was, simply put, unprofessional! They need to be sanctioned and "help" should be standardised. Just an opinion from SA. BTW, this weekend really f**ked up my Fantasy GP. Hell......

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Mar 09

Posts: 5451

Nostrodamus says:

Do you read the articles Hugelean

before you spout your radiation radiating from Rossi's rectum rubbish?

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Jun 09

Posts: 851

Oh agree I'm a huge Val fan, - just observing that he has a lot of luck almost all the time. Also knocking Stoner off could well have changed the eventual outcome of the title, time will tell. 

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