Come on Bulto whats your excuse this time?
Maybe it was someone else in the car disguised as VR eh?
Excuse ?? Excuse for what ??
I'm giving you facts that you obviously aren't aware of to try and give your over-excited claims about your heroe's F1 'testing' some perspective.
1) The article begins Rossi starts his role as an 'official Ferrari test driver' (I believe that was actually Luca Badoer) It was 2006. Which other team/driver combinations were officially testing with a 2004 car - none as what value is there in it when it is a completely different spec...
2) The car was the 2004 Ferrari - acknowledged at the time as one of the most complete F1 cars to ever take to the track, breaking records all season, Schumacher winning 12 or 13 races Barichello another 3 or 4. Only 2 or 3 were won by other cars. If ever you could claim best car (as in the best bike argument) this is it. Utter dominance. It set lap records that stood for 2 or 3 years, maybe more at some circuits.
The 2006 cars that the regular F1 drivers were testing (properly) had 30% less downforce than 2004. The engines were V8 and not V10 to reduce power by around 200bhp, probably a lot more. The tyres were hard compound as they had to last the whole race unlike 2004. In essence the FIA had changed the rules to slow the cars down from 2004.
Not surprising he looked quick in it is it? If he'd been 'officially testing' he'd have been in the same spec car as the others. Then you could compare lap times. He wasn't, you can't.
Just so that you are in no doubt, I say this, not to detract from Rossi, purely to put your barmy claims into context, as you don't acquaint yourself with facts before hysterically producing headline figures and proclaiming your idol as better than every other sportsman on the planet.
Just another PR stunt using a 2 year old car.
Just because I don't like the personailty, I have never contested Rossi's speed on a capable bike or his ability as a racer. That is in your head.