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Matthew Birt  says:

Valentino Rossi ninth but happier with Ducati set-up

Valentino Rossi may have only qualified his factory Ducati GP12 in ninth place for tomorrow’s Catalunya MotoGP race, but the Italian declared himself happy with set-up improvements made after a tough first day. The 33-year-old set a best time of 1.42.175 to finish 0.880s behind reigning world champion Casey Stoner in pole position, but he was happier with the front and...

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  • Posted 3 years ago (02 June 2012 17:38)

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Sep 11

Posts: 5

I think he got 2nd!!!!!

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Aug 02

Posts: 324

mattbirt says:


He was indeed second. Small mistake but thanks for pointing it out

Enjoy the race tomorrow


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Oct 10

Posts: 552

noshow says:

Where's The Rossi cult now ? Service has resumed as normal

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Jun 11

Posts: 2564

PaceyCasey says:

Valentino Rossi ninth but happier with Ducati set-up

Where's 'Buell and the gang' when you need shoddy spin-doctors? Or should 'spin' now be added to Vales 'the doctor'?

9th..........................................but happier with the set-up. How so???

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Aug 11

Posts: 700

Bootlegger says:

Set up indeed

Set up an aluminium 270 BHP bike for his what ? 20th something outing on the bike and he rewards the factory commitment with a 9th.

Had Stoner delivered as useless an effort as this in 2008 none of his detractors would have a Ducati or Stoner to complain about right now.

You know...2nd year, 2nd year with factory backing,sponsorship backing.

Cuddle him up in a pram and pray for rain.

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Nov 11

Posts: 818

Firebird3 says:

Save all the comments until after the race. FP and qualifying don't mean jack shit.

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Oct 10

Posts: 552

noshow says:

Guess all the Rossi cult is out doing the rain dance

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Bob Buttamasangy


Jul 08

Posts: 1513

Not trying, too scared!

Watching qualy last night, only to see Florence and his machine pushing the front end through the right hander in particular, with considerable understeer, where the rest are oversteering and accelerating through the apex.

Then, I looked at the position the clown has on the bike! Fk me I thought, he might as well have a fkn Gibson SuperJumbo200 strapped to his back on the way to music practice!

If there was ever an indication this blokes onions have shrivelled to nothing, this is it!

btw, could see it a lot, but best footage was around the 10min 30sec to go mark (superslowmo).

bbtw, I see the ally swingarm has been dumped already, another premature running off at the mouth from the master of development. Why are ducati putting up with this bullshit.

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Jul 09

Posts: 739

trailler says:

Bob maybe

a tosser , but he is telling the truth.......whaa whaa whaaa .

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Sep 11

Posts: 546

TetsuoSama says:

Perspective, Benny

"It just isn't working, is it??????????????"

As an exercise in highlighting the relative talents of Rossi against Casey, I'd say it's working perfectly.

And as a demonstration of the superior level of support that Rossi gets over the rest of the field ... again ... perfect.

I still think Rossi is a decent rider though.  He can still put the best wet-weather bike on the podium in the wet (when he doesn't crash it).

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