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Matthew Birt  says:

Valentino Rossi lauds ‘impressive’ Jorge Lorenzo

Valentino Rossi has given a fascinating insight into why he believes current world champion Jorge Lorenzo and Yamaha’s factory YZR-M1 are such a potent combination in the MotoGP world championship. The Spaniard produced an exhibition in speed and consistency on the second day of this week’s MotoGP test in Sepang today to set a best time of 2.00.282. That put him 0.369s...

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Jan 11

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yzrm1 says:



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Nov 10

Posts: 264

Homer40 says:

I wonder.....

.....If BriantheSnail will be so cocky after the season is over?

If you seriously think Rossi will not be able to compete you must be about 4 years old and never riden a bike.

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Jan 09

Posts: 960

RawDawg says:


will have some brilliant weekends here and there but he's not beating Jorge or Dani over the course of the season. There is a reason Jorge didn't put up a fight about Rossi coming back - he knows he has the measure of him and has known so since he was given equal kit in 2010.

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Feb 10

Posts: 566

RobTZ says:

Title Challenger

He may not be favourite, however he will be a title challenger.

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Jul 06

Posts: 2049

buelligan272 says:


You are quite correct.Anything can happen in Moto GP as we know.
All it takes is a broken bone(hopefully not) or just a run of bad fortune or even feeling the pressure can change things.
Just hope it is a more exciting season than the past few.

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Oct 08

Posts: 610

hello4646 says:


Brian the brain.  I thought we had told you how to get your Cap Lock's off.  Have you pressed the "ANY" key to continue yet you retard



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Oct 07

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hugelean says:

sort of agree with rawdick but how do you know jorge had the better of him in 2010?? Rossi got injured after the first race which he won.. He was only 7 points back at mugello despite that, the year before he was 5 points behind jorge at the same point(mugello) and put over a 100 points on him that's not close, it's a bloody massacre. One thing is for certain though, Jorge stopped crashing the minute Rossi got injured read into that what you will.... But time and tide wait for no man and Rossi's at a huge disadvantage now and his age isn't helping.. Though I suspect both need to worry more about Dani than each other..

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Jan 13

Posts: 98

Farnarkle says:


Rossi really has perfected the whinge, moan and excuses side of his character in the last two years, hasn't he?  The bike isn't right, Lorenzo is too fast, Stoner is so ingrained in his head he can't talk without mentioning Stoner, next thing he'll be criticising Yamaha for not having a 90-degree v4 engine.

The glory days of sod-all competition ended for Rossi in 2006.  He's still out there to sell the caps and t-shirts, but as for racing for the podium any more, I don't really see it.  

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Jul 12

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wosihound says:


Lorenzo didn't put up a public fight becuase he is an wasn't his decision and he had nothing in his contract to give him sway over proceedings.

By all accounts he wanted to keep Spies as his have a soft team mate means an easier life and we all know what the first rule of racing is, don't we?

Jarvis said at the time of Rossi re-signing..

"We informed Jorge, I think it was at Mugello where we had a meeting together. We informed him there that circumstances were evolving that it looked like there was a possibility that we could contract Valentino as his teammate. I think Jorge honestly would have preferred to keep Ben as a teammate, because he's had a very good relationship with Ben over the past two years, and that's the way that we were going as well in our early mid-season planning. But finally, he respected Yamaha's decision to bring back Valentino, and obviously, it's up to us to manage the situation."


Jorge has improved. Val has got older, as we all do. Is anybody really expecting Rossi to come out on top over the coming season?


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Apr 11

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Bultoboy says:

Hugelean and Wosi

Please don't use his age as any form of excuse as you know what the flipside is to that argument - circa 2000 - 2006

Hugelean - Lorenzo was also riding with an injury at the start of 2010 and missed most of pre-season testing due to his injured hand. It all balances out and 2010 was the first year that Lorenzo was given equal machinery.

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