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Matthew Birt  says:

Assen MotoGP: Valentino Rossi urges Ducati action

Valentino Rossi urged Ducati to devise a clear plan for future development of the struggling Desmosedici machine after he qualified in 10th position for tomorrow’s Dutch TT at Assen. The Italian posted a best time of 1.35.057 in a rain-hit session but was still 1.344s off Casey Stoner’s pole position time. Weight distribution changes to Rossi’s GP12 to try and gain more...

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YamahaGYTR

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YamahaGYTR says:

Hayden sure deserves credit I feel for him riding a fecked up machine I seriously hope he dumps them Nicky deserves better treatment he is an ex champion for fecks sake.

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

acanada

Rossi is a spent force imo, living on his name alone and what that name can earn for future investors. It's a shame. As had been posted, Silverstone was poor and today was pathetic. I take no pleasure from seeing Vale in this situation only pleasure from the deluded who think he still has 'it'. He 'aint anymore.

Leave graciously Vale..............................or be the Mike Tyson of the two wheeled world.

 

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YamahaGYTR

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YamahaGYTR says:

I agree Vale is past his sell by date a bad mistake going to Ducati but take your hat off to him accepting such a challenge.

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Firebird3

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Firebird3 says:

At a loss

I too am at a loss to what's going on with Rossi. I thought he was starting to get to grips with the bike, but the last two showings have been abysmal. Pehaps he has just lost patience because the bike is so far off the pace. I know some off you are writing him off, but I would love to see him on a Honda or Yamaha to see if it is him or in fact the Ducati really is shit.

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Bultoboy

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Bultoboy says:

Assen

Today, he had the same issue as Spies with lumps coming out of his rear tyre.

The telling thing is that he was still no faster than Hayden when he came back out on a new soft rear.

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

Firebird

I too am at a loss to what's going on with Rossi.

He's old. The 'yoof' have a habit of catching up. Time waits for no man etc etc. It really is that simple. Vale on a Honda/Yamaha next season will please the masses when pen is put to paper, but the masses will still be frustrated by his results when the flag drops. Personally i'm looking forward to next seasons excuses from his followers. 

But then again it'll just be a repeat of this year. Boring.

 

 

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racingfan99 says:

Sounds like Vale’s final shot across the bows to Ducati. He needs a competitive bike for himself, for the grid and for the sport in general and especially for the Italians.  Time to jump ship Vale. I’d love to see you turn the bike around and win races in the dry on it but it’s not going to happen. Take your sponsors to a Jap bike and enjoy a couple of years back racing at the front on a competitive bike and let’s get some fun and entertainment back into the races. All the Ducati move has done is bugger up VR and JB’s reputation and made a complete mess of their career stats!!
Preziosi the genius designer/engineer seems baffled how to make his baby work. Nobody can accuse the team, riders, crews of not trying or putting in huge effort over the last season or so to get the bike sorted but as I’ve said before….the bike is just somehow flawed. The  bike’s general mystery which affects everything else with it seems to be that any changes they make to the bike just doesn’t change it in the way any of them expect it to – no one can work on a bike that acts like that – there’s no chance!
 

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caniborrowcaseyswife

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simple

hes not the best anymore, hasnt been for yrs..

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Firebird3

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Firebird3 says:

Pacy

I know the 'yoof' are always going to catch up to you, but surely you don't lose it overnight like he seems to have done??.  If he goes to Honda/Yamaha next year and he isn't in the 'mix', then you won't hear any excuses from me. He would definately of lost it.

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

And right on cue comes

'racingfan99'.

Cheers bud.

'caniborrow'..............................................spot on mate.

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