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Matthew Birt  says:

Motegi MotoGP: Eighth 'nothing fantastic' admits Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi admitted his lowly eighth place finish at the end of opening practice for the Twin Ring Motegi MotoGP race was 'nothing fantastic.' The nine-times world champion clocked a best time of 1.47.975 in the second session but still finished 1.185s behind pacesetter Dani Pedrosa on the Repsol Honda. Making his second appearance on a new aluminium chassis concept designed in...

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acanada46

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acanada46 says:

MOTOKING

l.s.d

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ChupaChump

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ChupaChump says:

Mutton chops...

Lose the facial hair, champ. Uccio doesn't like it and neither do I...

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Eddy998

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Eddy998 says:

acanada46

 

That is exactly my point! As everyone will agree, and no disrespect to Nicky, Rossi should be way out in front of him and the point is, he's not! He's been given everything he has asked for and, for some reason can't get to grips with the Desmo, aluminium frame or not, heavier crankshaft or not. As ha salso been pointed out Hector Barbera seems capable and is out qualifying him. I don't think if it's all the fault of The Desmo, or what is it then? I+m sure if Stoner was to ride that bike he would finish in the top 3!! Ciao

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hugelean says:

Eddy I guess you missed the two seasons Casey had on the bike with 2 years previous experience to boot.. Look them up in detail you might be surprised.. Last year the top 4 were top 4 every race bar injury or crashes if one was out the other aliens were guaranteed a podium bar falling off. Rossi and Dani missed 8 races between them and rode half the season injured, Rossi all but one race and you guessed it Casey managed 9 podiums and couldn't beat either of them. That's Casey best on the bike second season.. Ift's nothing short of a wet dream to think this year he would be doing the business on the duke. There is no rider fix Casey only slightly better last year and it's a stretch to say he'd have done a lot better with this years kit..

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acanada46

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acanada46 says:

hugelean

stop stateing facts there not applicable to stoner fans,,

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monkeyninja

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monkeyninja says:

For those with short memories

as opposed to those of us that have followed Rossi's progress throught his whole MotoGP career.

He has never been consistently brilliant at qualifying, unlike say Stoner or Pedrosa. Practice and qualifying times are no more than indicators. In the case of Rossi, he almost invariably performs better than his practice and qualifying times thanks to outstanding racecraft.

Saying that, this season it's all relative because his practice/qualifying has been spectacularly below par!!

C'mon my son!!

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Mort77

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Mort77 says:

Leemuz

Ya, Ich stimme mit Ihnen. Ducati 2011 - nicht gut. Ducati 2012 - gut/sehr gut?

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Mort77 says:

Leemuz

Ya, Ich stimme mit Ihnen. Ducati 2011 - nicht gut. Ducati 2012 - gut/sehr gut?

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

Hugelean...

"There is no rider fix Casey only slightly better last year and it's a stretch to say he'd have done a lot better with this years kit.. "

Oh, slightly better now is he? I thought he was over 30 seconds behind the leader in all but one of the races he finished last year... including the ones he won! If you have to make things up to make your hero sound better than he is you really ought to make them sound more believable. Why is it every time I make the effort to read one of your posts it's full of errors & lies?

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/community/Forums/Categories/Topic/?topic-id=420752&start-page=70

 

Monkeyninja... so you're saying he's getting bad results 'cos he's slow?... I never thought of that... thanks! (BTW last championship Rossi won... 7 poles out of 17)

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weskit

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weskit says:

are you drunk hugelean?

If so fair enough, it is friday night. But ...

Rossi and Dani missed 8 races between them and rode half the season injured, Rossi all but one race and you guessed it Casey managed 9 podiums and couldn't beat either of them

Stoner beat Pedrosa 3 times and Rossi 6 times in 2010.

Although he almost certainly wouldn't have been a title contender, you can guarantee he would have figured out some way to put the thing on the podium using the array of techniques that Guintoli, Capirossi, and Guareschi witnessed and said were impossible to replicate.

Rossi has achieved nothing so far this season, and despite the ravings of the yellow cool-aid crowd, it isn't all Ducati's fault.

 

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