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Matthew Birt  says:

Slow corner acceleration costing Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi admitted Ducati’s struggle to accelerate out of slow corners was the main reason for the Italian languishing down in a lowly 10th place at the end of the opening day of practice in Indianapolis. The Italian, who will quit Ducati at the end of 2012 to re-join Yamaha, set a best time of 1.41.529 to finish 0.132s behind team-mate...

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Nov 11

Posts: 785

Firebird3 says:


It's only qualifying FFS, Rossi is concentrating on race setup, FP3 wasn't to bad.

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Nov 11

Posts: 785

Firebird3 says:


All of the Ducati riders should hand back the keys and tell the Ducati development team to let them know when they have a decent bike they can ride. Although they haven't done since 2007, so don't hold your breath.

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Apr 09

Posts: 478

1986vfr750 says:

foe f#&ks sake

Ducati has lost the plot. Rossi is right to leave them... Lets nor forget....a 26 rossi would throw the dice..ala yamaha...a 33 yr old rossi wants a bike that responds predictably to his input...japanese bikes respond to rossis input...obviously italian bikes dont. Where i get confused is when people say that casey could ride the bike therefore no excuse.. Rosi won back - to - back-to back champuonships for honda...casey cannot defend his tirtle... They are both great, just different. Bur stats spaek for themselves....casey may be bettwr now, bur at caseys age rossi had already won 5 back to back to etc champuonships.....casey seema unable to defend his.... Granted casey is tje fastest man aluve on a sinfle lap, consiatency and heaet win multiple champs....for all those who enjoyed rossis failure....he may be only able to develope jap bike....boy can hw ever develope a jap bike...lookout next year...rossi will podium constantly deal with it...if jorge gets huet agostinis record is in jeopardy....dont forget how sweet japanenese bikes felt to stoner.....afer ducati rossi will be in heacan with the sweet feedback of yamaha

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Jan 09

Posts: 960

RawDawg says:

lol@ Firebird3

"Rossi is concentrating on race setup". You people aren't tried of using that excuse yet? EVERYONE is working on race set. He's just SLOW. SLOWER than a CRT in QP. Saying he's working on race set up like he's the only rider doing that is pathetic. And it's not like he has podium race pace or anything. I guess if another 6 or 7 riders fall off and not be able to race tomorrow he will have podium pace. lol

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Oct 10

Posts: 552

noshow says:

Beaten by a CRT bike

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Aug 10

Posts: 288

vtwinmark says:

Had a couple of wobbles..

..towards the end of qualifying...thought fck this, limped back into the pits in 11th and called it a day...what a guy

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Bob Buttamasangy


Jul 08

Posts: 1261

It's the bike!

Florence clearly slower than Stoner on a fkn hospital gurney...

and RdP on a detuned superbike!

If he's not careful, the small amount of skill he DID have will be well and truly gone before he gets on Georges M1 next year!

When he's not winning, it's the bike not the rider, just like when he was winning, it was clearly the bike and definitely not the rider.

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Feb 11

Posts: 616

Milkybars says:'s the bike alrighty

Lil Racey Stacey has done it again.....he has clearly fucked off after winning/becoming the World ChampionshiT in 2011. Why is it this lil effeminate blond boy cannot string it together is a mystery. His de-briefs is suspect again as he continues with his SHIT PIG Building method after winning on a superior bike last year.


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Apr 11

Posts: 3332

Bultoboy says:


You're deluded. It's up to you if you want to convince yourself that Rossi is 'concentrating on race set-up', just as it's up to you if you want to peddle that crap to everyone else.

Fact is he has proven time and again he doesn't have the ability to set up his bike with the soft tye to get a decent (relatively speaking) start position.

You really believe that he's doing 'race set-up' in qualifying with a soft tyre that won't be used in the race?Dream on or better still, explain the logic of race set-up with a tyre you won't use. He's 1 second slower than Hayden who didn't benefit from the track at the end of the session and 0.3 slower than a detune WSB hybrid ffs.

VFR, another deluded fan that can't face the truth and accept what you see. Yet again you throw the age gambit. Bollocks. If you're going to use that excuse, then the 5 back to back championships you cite as proof that Rossi would be riding differently now on the Ducati if he was 26 apply equally to the riders he won his 5 titles against. All been around a bit too long, a bit jaded and at least 7 years his senior and not really riding with 100% equipment.

Stats mean nothing when comparing riders from different eras. They're a headline with no context. To keep clinging to something that happened before Lorenzo, Stoner or Pedrosa were even in Motogp is truly desperate and irrelevant. In the here and now it's been demonstrated beyond any argument that he is nothing without a well engineered bike under him and further, that bike must allow him to ride exactly how he wants - he can't adapt.

As for development skills and feedback -  Priceless. He can't even set this one up to use two different tyres

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Nov 11

Posts: 785

Firebird3 says:

When Rossi gets beaten by a CRT bike in the race, then i will start worrying, as it is qualifying, it doesn't mean fck all.

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