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Matthew Birt  says:

US MotoGP: Valentino Rossi talks about potential Yamaha return

Valentino Rossi has given his views on a potential return to Yamaha’s factory squad in 2013, with speculation rampant in Laguna Seca that he will reject a new two-year offer to remain with Ducati. Rossi has been negotiating with Yamaha and a return to partner bitter rival Jorge Lorenzo could even be confirmed prior to the next round in Indianapolis. Rossi left...

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oily1984

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oily1984 says:

dessp2

If Carlsberg did MotoGP posts.

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hugelean

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hugelean says:

Livio Suppo put the mockers on Rossi honda return they haven't got on a for a long time. However if Rossi goes to Yam I fear Honda will not see the title again for a long time.. WIth Rossi developing and Jorge riding they will be as formidable a team as they were last time.. Destroyed the opposition.. Egos everywhere and all of them italian, Rossi best bet for me is the gresini seat which has been mysteriously kept open considering how much satellites rely on having things in place as early as poss. Can convince Shuhei to give him a full factory bike and will get it anyway when he beats both Dani and MM.. Yamaha are being pricks about it. they basically want Rossi to bend over so they can shaft him which they will do if they did it when he'd won them 4 titles he'd be daft to go but not quite as daft as if he fell for ducatis, 'this year' we will really push the boat out talk.. He doesn't want to go to Yamaha..

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vmax4steve

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vmax4steve says:

I for one don't believe that the Ducati engineers simply put their feet up between races and do fuck all now that their bike is failing. They did when Stoner was winning on it and turned a deaf ear to his protestations that the front end needed sorting and sent Melandri off to see a shrink. Times have changed now and too much money has been spent

I for one don't believe that Rossi was the cause of Yamaha's resurrection. If Rossi had not demanded a #1 rider contract at Honda and had stayed I believe that Biaggi could have taken that M1 all the way to the top instead had he not been such an arse and had stayed. After all no one is more super smooth than him and it seems to have been developed around his style while at the factory.

I also don't believe that Rossi will have an equal machinery contract if he goes back to Yamaha which is the very least he would need. He'll get the Colin Edwards contract and play second fiddle to Jorge and only get an equal bike under team orders if the championship  is looking dicey. Why do you think Spies is running around with the Tech3 boys ??

I do believe that Rossi is a great rider, no doubt at all about that, but he isn't a designer or engineer and it seems his input to Burgess is a little suspect as well. Also it's a complete fallacy to suggest that Ducati signed him to make the Ducati rideable for everyone. The Ducati was already rideable, Stoner proved that, and Capirossi and Bayliss before him had success also albeit limited. Rossi can't even have limited success on it and Ducati are still willing to offer him a 17 million euro two year deal and for what ??

I also believe that Carmello has concentrated a little too much on Rossi's fame and pulling power regarding as to how the series is run. Look at the debacle surrounding his contract negotiations while others riders with an actual future have to wring their hands and wait on his decision. Money talks.

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CH987

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CH987 says:

vmax4steve

Capirossi and Bayliss only had success on the couple of tracks a year that the Bridgestones worked on back then. The Ducatis were always also rans, the've just reverted back to their natural level in the championship.

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

CH987

Once more you seem to forget that Caprirossi was right in the 2006 title hunt until the kamikaze attack by his 'teammate' Gibernau injured him out of the race in the final stretch. Capirossi voted rider of the year by his peers. He was able to make the big red beast dance a merry jig that year.

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Reverend, put the sherry bottle away

Stop making excuses for the man and blowing holy smoke up his arse.

the Yamaha ride will guarantee Rossi a podium at every race. The words 'potentially' and 'occasional' would be a more accurate fit within that sentence.

We will never know why the Ducati/Rossi partnership failed to deliver. Err yes we do. The resounding failure of Rossi to adapt to the machine. A point both Rossi and Burgess acknowledged Rossi would have to do early in their Ducati relationship. Not to mention the young ones moving the goal posts beyond his reach.

 

 

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hello4646

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hello4646 says:

Wait

Makes me chuckle how some on here apart from being the fastest riders on planet and more knowledgeable than, let’s say Neil Spalding! You are now fortune tellers saying Rossi will never win again and do no good

Let’s just wait and see shall we. It was once predicted that Ben Spies will be right there now the 1000’s are back, anyone want to comment on what actually happened to Ben this year, facts please and not fairy tale stories of bad luck etc etc bla bla

Lets not forget Rossi still has the biggest fan base, weather you like it or not it's a fact! so i just hope for all of the X Stoner and X Ben fans he dont win or else you is for some reet shite next year

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racingfan99

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racingfan99 says:

Go to Yamaha

Yamaha are a racing team. The No1 and No2 rider position and team orders have never been in place too much before to any degree, just look at all the stats from previous years of JL and VR there was no favouritism to race results they both beat each other with no obvious fixes – the results speak for themselves.
Both guys are demon racers. JL is the current remaining factory rider albeit with a factory struggling with finance and lack of sponsors, undoubtedly far behind Honda’s budget but still going well. VR the guy who could bring a lot with him to aid the factory budget and progress the bike. I see it as pretty much a level playing field in the garage, so let the racing begin and the best man win!
 

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tris123

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tris123 says:

rossi back to yamaha

Some people on this thread are severely deluded. Rossi is the second most successful motorcycle racer of all time. To say that a rider of that calibre in their early 30s & currently good physical condition is no longer capable of winning is laughable. It won't be easy to beat Lorenzo next year but Rossi on a competitive bike can and has beat every single rider he's raced against. Another WC is unlikely but it is also possible.

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

Tris...

"Rossi is the second most successful motorcycle racer of all time"

By what measure?... he's 3rd on the list of GP championships... though level 3rd with Mike the bike & Ubialli... never even raced on the TT course. With the amount of money he's made you could argue he's the most successful, but 2nd?

"Rossi on a competitive bike can and has beat every single rider he's raced against."

An interesting thought... but there aren't many MotoGP riders that can't say that if you think about it... even Stoner finishes 8th sometimes.

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