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Matthew Birt  says:

Le Mans MotoGP: Valentino Rossi revels in first Ducati podium

Valentino Rossi toasted his first Ducati podium in Le Mans yesterday after the Italian finished the French MotoGP race in third position. The 32-year-old just failed to defeat compatriot Andrea Dovizioso for the second successive race, but Rossi was still jubilant to show the increasing potential of the factory GP11 machine. Using a new carbon fibre frame he first tested in Estoril...

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Yamaha3358

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Yamaha3358 says:

Bless him

It won't last long. Nothing other than luck has helped him get this result. until the crash he was pussyfooting in 5th/6th like a bitch.

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Minty Fresh

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Minty Fresh says:

Great showing from Rossi

And he continues to move in the right direction... It was a great battle between him, Dovi and Jorge but it was a shame it was so far back from the dominent Stoner/Honda combination! He was very lucky to get on the podium and we all know that but you have to be in it to win it (or come third in this case) He has something to be positive about after this result and this will be a huge shot of confidence for him and his team... The sooner he is running up front the better as the more up there the merrier and it will only improve the racing!

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Yamaha3358

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Yamaha3358 says:

His shoulder

Will mysteriously start to hurt in Estoril, i have a feeling once he qualifies outside the top 5.

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TrumpetTriple

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yamaha3358

'Er, as they've already been to Estoril your comment is outdated !!

All riders in a season require luck, however he beat the reigning champ fair and square so hats off to him for that, you haters of particular riders will never see the good in that rider regardless of how they do.

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Bob Buttamasangy

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What a Legend!

No doubt, ya gotta be there at the end! The difference is every other rider would have been embarrassed to celebrate as thoughf they'd actually deserved the position.

Valentino, you are a legend (of manipulation), but you should feel guilty about your performance!  And no, I'm not talking about the race! Afterall, if you were that happy about a gifted third, it's a sad indictment of how far you and Mr 80seconds have actually brought a once competitive machine.

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hugelean

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hugelean says:

Jeez Bob you're a douche..

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Yamaha3358

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Yamaha3358 says:

*Catalunya

my mistake. I like how MCN have made this the main story now.

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Yamaha3358

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Yamaha3358 says:

Also

Can't wait for this week's MCN, i wonder who will be on the back page.

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deanwhite99

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deanwhite99 says:

Progress.......or not?

So he arrived in third place.

Great, but to celebrate like he'd won the title was mildly amusing. The result papers over the cracks as without all the fun and games away in the distance, he was again a detached fifth.

Sorry, but Casey remains the only guy to really crack the Ducati. Still waiting for someone to proove otherwise. Valentino and JB ain't there yet.

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hugelean

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hugelean says:

Perhaps if you look to see how Casey got on at LeMans it will help paint a more accurate picture, especially agains the yams, the honda has made way too much progress from it's position at the same race last year to give an accurate picture but it does highlight how much stronger the competition is this year due almost wholely to Honda building a great bike. If it helps Casey had a 5th and a dnf... Stoner cracked the duke in 2007 no question but since then it's Casey that's done all the cracking. Makes me laugh how all the Stoner fans think that Stoner did a 2007 every season when in reality he was nothing short of dire in 2010, badly beaten by two cripples who missed loads of races..

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