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Matthew Birt  says:

Pics: Valentino Rossi makes Yamaha return

Valentino Rossi has returned to Yamaha’s official factory MotoGP squad at the Valencia track today. The Italian arrived at Yamaha’s garage at the Ricardo Tormo track in the middle of the afternoon ahead of his much hyped return to a factory YZR-M1 tomorrow when the 2013 winter testing campaign gets underway in Spain. Rossi ended a disastrous two-year spell with Ducati in...

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RobTZ

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RobTZ says:

Can't Wait

to see the GOAT back at the top of the podium.

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

Robtz

WSB?

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Bultoboy

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Bultoboy says:

Ratchet

Still making statements that simple facts disprove

At least Rossi never quit when he was being beaten

Ran from Yamaha because didn't want to compete with Lorenzo on equal terms, thought the Ducai was going to give him a title winning bike once the VR/JB magic dust had been sprinkled on it. If Yamaha had done what he asked and dumped Lorenzo, do you think for one minute he'd have even looked sideways at Ducati's garage..??

Maybe he's still there because he just likes racing, or because the ego once more yearns to be the centre of attention and the aduilation it brings, or maybe he has nothing to go to if he stops. Who knows.

Stoner announced his retirement after 3 races - hardly when he was being beaten.

 

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ow01fogno1

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ow01fogno1 says:

Club level

IMO Rossi should have let another rider have a shot.greedy pizza man.

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Bultoboy

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Bultoboy says:

Bartman

Bit more research required

Rossi's ego drove him to leave Honda to prove it was him not the bike that won them the titles - despite Honda having won something like 6 of the previous 7 years before Rossi moved onto their 500. Yamaha gave him a brand new bike - we've been here before - that he was good enough to make the most of and he won on it. The move to Ducati wasn't brave, it was churlish after he called Yamaha's bluff and lost. The last 2 years should have shown you as well as Rossi that the rider needs the bike just as much as the bike needs the rider.

He's probably had to swallow some pride to go back to Yamaha, but brave.... If he wants to carry on racing on a competitive bike what other option did he have? He risks another two years of being beaten by Pedrosa and Lorenzo, that's about as bad as it can get (unless CC and Marquez bury him deeper) but even that will be better than finishing now following the dismal 2 years with Ducati.

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ratchetman

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ratchetman says:

Bultoboy

You need a new Hero now that Casey has quit. A fantastic rider but couldnt take being beaten. Did any one get to the bottom of why he went sick when he was riding for Ducti and not winning. At least Rossi Knows that he hes a good chance of being beaten next season. He has nothing to prove to to guys like you. He doesnt need the Money . The reasons why he still rides are to twofold no 1 is he still enjoys racing and no2 he still has the motivation to see if he can still win and i wouldnt call changing your brand of bike quitting because if thats the case then virtually every rider in the paddock is a quitter.  And do you really want Rossi to retire? Because i dont think you will see his like again for a long time. I personally would love to see him in the premier class WSB   

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caniborrowcaseyswife

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mmmm

im glad hes back with yamaha, no more whining and moaning about a winning bike he stepped on at ducati...truth is hes had his time and it was finished by stoner and lorenzo a while back.

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CH987

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CH987 says:

With the strength of the Honda after Mugello If Casey had not broken his ankle he would be world champion.

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saturn392 says:

If one football team had scored a goal in a nil - nil draw they would have won.

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Roll on the tests and lets see what happens in the best garage does the wall go back up and the ban of data sharing so much to look forward to.

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