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Mattherw Birt  says:

Valentino Rossi ecstatic with Sepang speed

Valentino Rossi could barely contain his delight after he finished the Sepang MotoGP test with the third best time on his much anticipated return to Yamaha’s factory squad. After a disastrous two-year spell with Ducati, Rossi answered questions about whether he was still fast enough to challenge dominant Spanish duo Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo in emphatic fashion in Malaysia. The nine-times...

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cornbowl

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cornbowl says:

MrKrabs

Rossi had two years on a shite bike, three days testing, he's a gnats chuff off the pace, it's not like he's been riding a similar bike at all. So let's see how Rossi, the old washed up racer, in so many peoples eyes, progesses, along with Smith and Marquez, and I believe they both finished behind Rossi end of testing, and imo those two and Lorenzo will also finish behind Rossi, end of season, want a virtual tenner on that, lol.

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carloslavado

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carloslavado says:

This might well be a cracking season! Rossi is back on a proper bike, Dani is in the best shape of his life. And Marc Marquez is so talented and ready to ruffle some Allien feathers. When looking at the times though, J-Lo seems to have an almost terrifying consistent race pace. My money would still be on Dani, he knows it's his last chance! Marc Marquez might have to learn a thing or 2 this season. But next season is a different story. But first the Island and Wsbk end of the month! Can't wait.

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carcleanerboy

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i looked up the word cunt in the dictonary

And it said nostro, strangely the same for knobhead ,bigot and clowns pocket too.

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weskit

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weskit says:

no opposition

fact. His main rivals pre 2007 were Biaggi and Gibernau who are second tier compared to Stoner, Lorenzo, and Pedrosa. You didnt even mention Ukawa, who Rossi beat for the 1999 250cc championship. Why? Because no one remembers him, third tier. Face it, 7 of those championships were gifted and ever since real opposition turned up he is 2/6. impressive, but no GOAT.

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velopete

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velopete says:

anglo saxons

When you get the words "cunt"  "fuck" and "shite" in the last couple of posts, you just know it's Rossi fans talking, wonder why that is??

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carcleanerboy

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westkit

125,250, 500,990. 800 cc world titles. of those stacey managed to win in how many?? clown. Rossi may have faults but is still out there and championing the sport whilst Casey has taken his bat and ball home from the sport that has made him rich. Rossi cares not about the haters, Stacey did because he was weak.

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carloslavado

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carloslavado says:

I reckon Daijiro Kato and Poggialli could have been real contenters during Rossi's best years. Kato was so super talented, but sadly passend away. Poggialli struggled with motivation, but was also extremely talented. I read somewhere that Poggialli has taken up Racing again. Good for him. I have to agree with Weskit a little bit, Rossi didn't have the best of opponente in the premier class. Still, i reckon Rossi will fight the 3 Spaniards all the way.

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carcleanerboy

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carlos

I understand yours and many others points, but is it a case of in Rossi's prime the opposition weren't that good or he made them look poor. either way he won in all classes ,and is still in the fight his year against the supposed ubber elite. IMO this year could make, finally prove the Rossi legend. Time will tell and should be brilliant to watch.

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

The lesser of three Evils

Rossi had three options for 2013;

nr.1 Continue with Ducati and try to repair his battered reputation. Despite Audi coming on board he felt this was a step too far for him.

nr.2 Quit the sport as a complete failure. The worst option for his ego and legacy.

nr.3 Have a quiet word to Uncle Carmelo to rustle him up a RCV or M1. HRC didn't want him. Yamaha's racing team didn't want him. But for commercial reasons Yamaha's PR dept were convinced to make it happen. Whilst still a long shot becoming Yamaha's nr.2 was his best chance to try to restore some credability.

So realistically Rossi was caught between the devil and the deep blue sea through (as usual) machinations of his own doing. I bet he regrets dicking Yamaha and Ferrari around as much as he did a few years ago now.

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1986vfr750

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1986vfr750 says:

weskit

Thats a slippery slope you are going down mate...no opposition. The same argument could be said about doohan, and ago. There are certain patterns with multiple champs. For sure they have to be better than everyone else. If you watch the races during rossis reign you see that the final standings dont show th whole picture. Rossi dominated the results but not the races. Biaggi and gibermeau fought heroically, its just that rossi would often squeek out the win. When you have a dominant rider retire the racing often improves as "the rest" all say " why not me?" and since they are more or less equal the racing is close. So its not just a case of no opposition. Sometimes opposition comes when you are not good enough to stand alone.

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