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Nov 06

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admin says:

Poll: Will Rossi succeed on a Yamaha?

The Doctor's back on a bike capable of winning next year, but does it still have what it takes? Not only is he back on a Yamaha, with whom he has already won world titles, but Jorge Lorenzo has underlined that there will be no number one rider in the team in 2013.  

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xerox ducati


Apr 08

Posts: 2

xerox ducati says:

team mates

also people keep going on about him now beating his team mates. all the other ducati riders kept the bike the same and therefore were more consistant where rossi was going through development every race so the bike was always chopped and changed this is what needs to happen to make something better but it takes time and lotts of moeny which ducati does did not have until now. so there were underlying reasond why you saw a consistancy difference between him and the others.

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Apr 11

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ow01fogno1 says:

fair point

but it does'nt say much for the nine times world champ against one world champ on a sat bike in his second season now does it, next season ill have my point proven tho rossi wont be an alien like you all think he will be imo.still bloody fast tho.

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Jun 11

Posts: 229

Smackbum says:


I think Ducati management wanted Valentino to stay because he raised the profile of the brand regardless of the miserable results he was achieving.  And portraying Rossi as just a test-pilot for the "real" racers is about as delusional as it gets.

Anyway - let's hope that Dovi and Audi provide the missing pieces in the Tetris puzzle that is Ducati GP.  Certainly Rossi has painted a big target on his back for both Cal and Dovi to chase.



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Nov 11

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Firebird3 says:


The so called 'Rossi inspired rubbish' is because of the incompetence of Ducati. Rossi should evaluate the bike and tell them what is wrong, which he has done. It is then up to Ducati's development team to come up with a bike that is improved, which they have failed to do. Ducati are running around like headless chickens, because they haven't a clue how to solve the problems. So Rossi/Burgess suggested various ideas, which is slightly more helpful than burying your head in the sand.

Preziosi will want to see the back of a high profile team like Rossi, because they highlighted the limitations of Preziosi's technical knowledge.

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Nov 11

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Firebird3 says:

Many people have struggled on the Ducati and it just didn't suit Rossi's riding style, so there is no point counting Rossi's achievement on the Ducati to assess if he has still 'got it'. Riding the Yamaha against JL is going to be a tall order, but that will be the true test to how good he still is. If he doesn't do well in the first few races next year, I'll be the first to admit that yes, his days are over.

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Sep 11

Posts: 546

TetsuoSama says:


Rossi will be second best to Lorenzo next year, but a close second.  In with a shot the title, without a doubt.

Building the i-want-to-be-as-good-as-Casey dirt track and his gaunt figure last season tells me that he's as hungry as ever (no pun intended).  Rossi is as good as Lorenzo is now, but Jorge has the benefit of spending the last two years on the Yamaha.

His alien status will be returned next year.

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Jun 10

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bluehaze60 says:


Revbenny, you're at it again aren't you,you talk out of your backside , the ducati is a pile of junk not even worthy of being put in a tesco carrier bag, Ducati haven't responded to what Rossi & burgess requested, so the bike is still where it was a year ago, still off the pace stool slagging off & come out with somethIng interesting, oh I forgot , you take away all the crap you talk & theres nothing left for you to say

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Jun 11

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PaceyCasey says:


His alien status will be returned next year.

I can't see it. 'Alien' status means wins or being in the mix at least. It's one thing getting whooped by a rookie Bradl this season, 2 Tech3's and his team-mate, but it'll be another next year when Vale has no 'Ducati this, that etc' to fall back on.

Colours off........that's my honest opinion. He WAS great at this level. Time marches on.

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Aug 10

Posts: 288

vtwinmark says:

deja vu

The goat will be on a race winning machine next season, what can possibly go wrong?............

....Fast forward 2 barren years. 

The goat will be on a race winning machine next season, what can possibly go wrong?????

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Apr 05

Posts: 5


He shoul Clean up as  he was on the Yam for years and multi world champion...

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