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Matthew Birt  says:

ECU glitch halts Valentino Rossi’s Mugello test

Valentino Rossi’s hopes of getting in vital development miles on a revised Ducati GP12 engine in Mugello were wrecked by an engine management glitch that forced the Italian to miss most of the afternoon session. The Italian had only completed 23 laps when a new ECU failed at Turn 12 and Rossi crashed out as a result. The 33-year-old was unhurt in...

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Aug 02

Posts: 109

1100970 says:

Time is up Rossi

Give up Rossi you were once a great racer but time has moved on, you are past it Man or are you a Man!  let the younger people take the stage and enjoy your life with your pal! Boring whinger comes to mind.   Andy

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Nov 10

Posts: 296

COZ69 says:

Get Rossi on the Tech 3 yam....

.....and let him do his thing

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Dec 08

Posts: 1975

thestig08 says:

Glitch !!

I fear that they have understated the situation ,nothing wrong with the speed of the thing ,so handling must be the issue, it seems odd this is proving so difficult for two world champions a top technition and a bag of factory cash to solve, maybe it really is time the doctor had a second opinion

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Jan 09

Posts: 960

RawDawg says:

Disaster after another delay

This just shows that Ducati isn't a big fish yet in the world of MotoGP. They are just Suzuki from Italy - talk of updates and improvements but bring nothing noteworthy to the track. They knew the bike wasn't good enough since last year. Dorna helped them rig the voted about the weight limit because even they knew the bike wasn't good enough to make Uncle Carmelo's cash cow relevant on the track. They promised more updates would come but they didn't. They stated "well, in a couple of weeks". Then it was "well, they are coming this summer at the Mugello test". Mugello comes and do they have the new engine or chassis updates? No, they have a freaking "new" ECU that doesn't even work and dumps their golden boy on his fanny. Embarrassing. Why is Rossi staying? To paid his bank account? Because he couldn't secure a ride with another bike under his own terms? Or did "ze Germans" promise him something better? He sure isn't hanging around this current group now expecting to win.

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Apr 11

Posts: 1681

ow01fogno1 says:

not the post i wanted

gotta be honest barring the ecu issue i wanna know if cal has got the ride sorted yet??

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Oct 07

Posts: 1306

hugelean says:

Patience is required.. Yamaha winning at a canter has Shuhei in a state of panic, ducati a fucking joke, Marlboro head honcho has offered to sponsor yamaha if they give Rossi a full factory bike but at the expense of Ducati (though they have Audi now) Dorna want Marlboro to sponsor both.... Long long way to go in the negotiations for next year..There isn't a current rider out there not under contract for next year(including casey) that would bring more to a jap team.. Casey can go back to Ducati, his fans would love it and he'd have a ready made excuse, so would probably go like shit of a shovel.. Had the Marlboro yam lets have Rossi in a two man Marlboro Honda team with Nicky, would be sweet...

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Jun 12

Posts: 5

SkinnyDave says:


Loving your thought process and judging the way silly season is going you never know except Honda have three riders signed up in Pedrosa, Bradl and Marquez .. that only leaves them one seat to fill going by the four bike rule.

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Jan 09

Posts: 960

RawDawg says:

lol @ hugelean

Why would you say "Casey can go back to Ducati, his fans would love it and he'd have a ready made excuse"? Let me ignore the fact that Casey is retiring and ask the question - What would that excuse be? That Rossi fell on his ass flatter than a pancake at Ducati so don't expect Stoner to win either? lol. Stoner won at Ducati with the same group of bozos except they had less money, less development, AND Rossi at Yamaha to compete against. So I guess Rossi didn't have a "ready made excuse" when he got there huh? lol. Yet not only do your Rossi boys refuse to tip your hat to Stoner while eating humble pie, you still take shots at him. All the while your hero makes fuck all progress when your like predicted the opposite and he continues to disprove all the myths made up by his worshipers.

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Nov 10

Posts: 264

Homer40 says:

Valentino Rossi

I have read many posts on here concerning the skills and attributes of many a GP rider,  Firstly, all GP riders are far better than anyone who writes on this site including the test riders for mcn, and if some of the people on here fancy their chances, go track racing and get your butts kicked.

Casey Stoner, world class rider and proved it with Ducati, sadly now retiring so won't be able to compare in future or we will never know if he could win a title again.

Valentino Rossi, what can you say..........9 times world champion, 2 different makes of bike (Motogp not including 2 strokes) this guy will be back on the Ducati, when it is right for him, thats the point of being 9 times world champ...he can demand things are done or leave, when Casey was at Ducati he did not have the influence that Vale has, yet Casey had more success with the bike??????baffles us all that one but never the less he did well.

Now that Casey has issue's with Honda and more over the front tyre, he's dropping behind? does that make him a bad rider over he just got some issue's, he will win again before the end of the season.

Valentino......has had issue's since going to Ducati that have not been sorted, but they are on their way this space.....................................................................................................................................................

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Jun 11

Posts: 2559

PaceyCasey says:


A great post completely wasted.

'hardlyleantover'..........................'Rossi will be on a Honda next season mark my words but i can't reveal my sources' etc etc bloody etc.

Sum's him up.


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