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Matthew Birt  says:

Australian MotoGP: More misery for baffled Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi suffered another Ducati front-end crash in yesterday’s Phillip Island race that heaped more frustration and disappointment on the nine-times world champion. Rossi had just passed factory Suzuki rider Alvaro Bautista for fifth place on lap 14 at Turn 10 when he lost the front-end of his GP11.1 machine and tumbled out. Rossi was once again baffled as to why he’d...

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JustBe

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JustBe says:

lol

Stoner was always crashing every other race due to the lack of front end feel and he hadn't won a championship since the bike was good in 2007. Sure he is the only one who cud win races on it but at what cost? He could have easily come off and injured himself for a year. Rossi cannot afford to crash and hurt himself, that would be him over at his age. So it's no surprise Rossi doesn't want to take so many risks to push it the was Stoner has. If Rossi was 20 years younger then he'd be beating everyone on that grid with that Ducati.

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Adeninja

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Adeninja says:

Joke

Rossi give up on the Ducati and go buy a Honda or Yamaha for next year , lol

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Bootlegger

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Bootlegger says:

Spot on Hugelean

'Time for Ducati to build something they understand' .That is a steel trellis,coupled to an immensely powerfull L-4 D16 mill and a rider willing to wring its bloody neck. Smacks of 2007 doesn't it ?

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

JustBe

Just go to bed.

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YamahaGYTR

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YamahaGYTR says:

Pacey.

I'll second that.

Ducati's season is very much the season Yamaha had in the very first season of the 800cc era difference being they've made steps forward while Ducati have been going backwards and don't give a feck listening to what the riders have to say that bike has earned the reputation known as the career killer unless you are Mr Stoner.

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agent55

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agent55 says:

familiar comment

"The front closed, and honestly, I don’t understand why."

I seem to remember a certain Aussie saying similar things when he was chucked down the road numerous times without warning. This bike is crap, Rossi and Hayden are better than this heap allows.

 

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Bootlegger

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Bootlegger says:

20 years younger ?

He's ageing but not that radically. @Just be. Knock 20 off his age and he'd be 12 and wheelying his bicycle I guess.

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nigel041

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nigel041 says:

JustBe

If Rossi was 20 years younger he be about 12 i think. Couldn't even touch the ground i don't reckon!

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

agent55

Rossi, despite showing a better pace than Bautista chose to take him at the worst corner 'front-end' wise! Maybe not the best choice on a bike with front-end issues? Vale could've have taken him pretty much anywhere.

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ChupaChump

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ChupaChump says:

20 years? Maybe that's it - Rossi needs training wheels.

I'm sure Dorna could swing it for the legend...

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