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Matthew Birt  says:

Valentino Rossi didn’t underestimate Ducati challenge

Valentino Rossi didn't underestimate the size of the challenge to win MotoGP races at Ducati. But Ducati did underestimate the extent to which rivals Honda would improve in 2011, according to Rossi’s Aussie crew chief Jerry Burgess. Rossi has struggled to make a major impact at Ducati since he quit Yamaha at the end of 2010 and has managed just one podium...

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Desmolove

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Desmolove says:

Equal bikes??

Gentelmen, Gentelmen!! Wouldn't it be great if only in my imaginative mind to have them all ride the exactly same bikes with only difference being each rider's own setting preferences?? And then watch and see who will kick ass?? That's a thought!!

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LaughingGas

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LaughingGas says:

I love this site. So many people on here thinking they no more than JB, Rossi, and Ducati from their own front room seats. Shouting to the world "Here's what ya do!!"

Armchair generals.

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carloslavado

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carloslavado says:

Rossi had no where to go!! Honda did not give Rossi enough credit, and OW how VR46 showed how honda where wrong on the M1. Then J-Lo came along, took him a year but then J-lo was simply better. So VR went to Ducati! Yamaha has got J-lo(imo the best rider on the planet) and a great wing man Spies. Honda will never take him back cause  46 said he could win on any bike. Wich he did! Rossi should have quit a year ago. Rossi is a legend and if he even remotely thinks the GP12 Duc is not competetive, i realy hope he quits!

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Elbowz11

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Elbowz11 says:

Other way around.

Rossi will never go back to Honda after the way he grew frustrated when they were doing things their way. Yamaha have got a good future ahead of them in JL and Ben. He may say he can win on any machine he did on the Japanese manufacturers but Ducati is a different cattle of fish they don't have the resources what both Yamaha and Honda have.

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gixercarl

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gixercarl says:

rossi

we should all love rossi he has been a mega star

but the ducati has killed everyones career except stoner who is the new top dog

VR should go to WSB where the riders are not quite at the top level these days

jorge dani and in particular stoner are the new 3 aliens there is not 4 anymore

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gixercarl

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gixercarl says:

rossi

we should all love rossi he has been a mega star

but the ducati has killed everyones career except stoner who is the new top dog

VR should go to WSB where the riders are not quite at the top level these days

jorge dani and in particular stoner are the new 3 aliens there is not 4 anymore

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carloslavado

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carloslavado says:

Only J-lo and Casey can win 4 races or more in 1 seizon period. Ben can win 3 in a super year end Pedrosa as well. But J-lo and Casey are the best by far. Jorge would win every race on a Honda easely.

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carloslavado

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carloslavado says:

Half a seizon. and it takes time? Ben is not an alien. Supersic has proved he is also not an alien. Maybe Marquez???

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Elbowz11

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Elbowz11 says:

Fair enough.

3 aliens but there will be a fourth one not Rossi but Ben Elbowz Spies but his status as an alien will take time.

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williewheelbreaker

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Bultoboy Riding styles???

Where you come from and what your machinery experience has a huge impact on your ability to perform on different types of machinery. Have you ever ridden a "racing motorcycle"; 125, 250, 500, Moto 2??? Road bikes are a piece of piss to go fast on compared to a machine with a racing chassis. Most mortals go faster on bendy bikes but if you are good a racing machine gives an advantage. If you don't "buy" this alleged advantage of riders coming through the GP ranks on "proper racing machines" maybe you can explain why WSBK, WSS, and BSB riders can't whoop ass in Moto GP. ***** Find some interview material from the most recent converts from Bendy Bike racing and see what they say. Goes something like, "Braking zone significantly reduced" and "Corner speed ridiculously high". Pick any Toseland, Crutchlow, or Spies first Moto GP test comments...... ***** If that doesn't work for you compare Moto X, Super Moto, and Road Racing, Biaggi is an accomplished Road Racer and Super Moto rider but haven't heard of him winning any Moto X races? Jeff Ward won AMA MX titles and Super Moto as a pensioner but don't think he would set the GP world alight let alone AMA Road Racing! ***** But then I just shot myself in the foot....... where there are "rules"..... there are exceptions to every rule. Step forward Jean Michelle Bayle.......... Pure two wheel talent and in a united two wheeled competition the equal of any rider. Don't recall JMB pulling a GP sickie due to an off road practice injury!!! LMAO!

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