Skip to content

Discuss This US MotoGP: Valentino Rossi talks about potential Yamaha return MotoGP

You are in... Forums > Discuss This > MotoGP > US MotoGP: Valentino Rossi talks about potential Yamaha return

This is a discussion topic

This discussion topic is linked to an article on this site. You can navigate to the article by clicking on the article name in the first post.

Go to most recent reply

Anonymous

Joined:

Posts:

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...

Reply to this Topic  
  • Posted 3 years ago (30 July 2012 07:59)

Post a message in MotoGP

Fields marked with an asterisk * are required

   

Please note. You cannot submit more than 4000 characters as a message.

Upload image(s) from your computer (up to 3 images)

  1.  
  2.  
  3.  

Terms of use

Use of our community areas and forums is subject to important terms of use. By joining our community and using the features you agree to be bound by these terms. See terms of use below. 

Cancel
PaceyCasey

Joined:

Jun 11

Posts: 2545

PaceyCasey says:

Nostro

He also knows that the Ducati really isn't that bad and is perhaps only a tweak or two away from being very damn good.

I can imagine these boards next season when the Duke (ridden with a decent set of balls) starts to podium. It'll all be down to..................................

Jeez.

Reply to this Topic
Bultoboy

Joined:

Apr 11

Posts: 3332

Bultoboy says:

Saturn

You need to be of a certain age to know this matey !

You also have to be of a certain mentality to twist and bend 'rules' about what constitutes success to suit your own agenda. The only measurement used by the Rossifosi when banging on about his superior record relative to the current mob is 9 titles. That's it. Opposition, bikes, eras, circumstances are all dismissed as irrelevant.

Same applies to Ago's stats. Be consistent.

Bottom line - Honda didn't want him or need him. They'll give him a satellite ride but not full factory - see below

Reply to this Topic
saturn392

Joined:

Nov 03

Posts: 2087

saturn392 says:

Stats

No twisting or bending 'rules' - Point is Bulto Rossi's titles we hard fought battles as were most others from 70's onwards - Ago's were pretty much high speed demo's -  Stats are just stats - Facts are facts and fact is Ago's titles were easy compared to any other era and I've seen em all. True stats ignore all other factors only stating championship wins therefore  are irrelevant in themselves - when comparing rider abilities.

 

Reply to this Topic
Nostrodamus

Joined:

Mar 09

Posts: 5130

Nostrodamus says:

Goodness me Saturn

is as old as his eponymous planet, and jumping through his own rings to justify himself too.

Reply to this Topic
wosihound

Joined:

Jul 12

Posts: 3024

wosihound says:

Go Hayden..

Too true..

Casey is being beaten by his team mate who has won exactly zilch in the top class. At least Nicky has one..and he took it off champ Rossi while beating the guy who has Caseys arse in a sling right now..on the same bike, despite a highly questionable, nay dangerous and un teamster-like move.

Kind of puts it into perspective eh? 

Reply to this Topic
saturn392

Joined:

Nov 03

Posts: 2087

saturn392 says:

AGO

By the way I'm not knocking Ago he was a great rider - he proved that  when he moved to Yamaha and won them their first 500cc title in 1975.  He retired at age 33   same age as Rossi is now.

Finding a bit difficult jumping from Twitter to MCN to Facebook and trying to cope with intermittent internet connections as well.  Not bad for an old'n eh ?

Reply to this Topic
chrisg011

Joined:

Feb 09

Posts: 846

chrisg011 says:

Word from Italy is

...Audi have confirmed the contracts of Preziosi e Domenicali as heads of thier respective departments - a significant decision which reinforces a belief from Audi that 'we're ok as we are - and will continue this way'.

Its clearly a bad sign for VR who blames the failings upon the design and development team. The result can only be that if there is now no change at the top, then the golden goose must leave.

So... its goldenboy wonder in blue again next year.
 

Reply to this Topic
RidgeRacerHRC

Joined:

Mar 12

Posts: 449

The Repsol performance clause

...didnt stop Simo getting pole positions last year? PLus he was regularly mingling with the other Repsols so yeah, it was capable enough.More than Rossi going to Yamaha, id like to see Rossi going to Gresini only if its full factory spec. Long shot though considering he still wants to be in a actual factory team..

Reply to this Topic
YamahaGYTR

Joined:

Sep 11

Posts: 2284

YamahaGYTR says:

So Audi confirm the contract of Preziosi and assume the bike turns out to be a joke again in 2013 then what happens next at Ducati is the main question.

Reply to this Topic
chrisg011

Joined:

Feb 09

Posts: 846

chrisg011 says:

Sic

was always earmarked as a replacement for a repsol rider - the consideration was to be replacing DP but CS's retirement plans would have put paid to that (if Sic was still on this mortal coil).

VR wont be a Honda pilot, and Honda wont pay VR a salery.
Its goldenboy in blue

Reply to this Topic

Page

Compare Insurance

Save money by comparing quotes. It's quick and easy

Motorcycles for sale

 

It's only £13.99 to advertise your motorcycle on MCN

Sell your Motorcycle

Motorcycle pricing tool

New! Find used bike prices