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Matthew Birt  says:

Valentino Rossi sets fastest pace in Jerez

Valentino Rossi enjoyed his best day in MotoGP for some considerable time in Jerez today when the nine-times world champion set the fastest time on the second day of the final pre-season test. The 34-year-old Italian clocked a best time of 1.39.525 to finish just 0.015s ahead of factory Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo. Conditions on day two were significantly better after torrential...

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Jan 04

Posts: 157

venturer says:

Rossi is an old fox and Quatar is a circus that anything can happen at, infact the first two races are nothing to gain everything to lose, the real season starts on 5th May in Spain, this is when the real battle will start, are there any Spainish riders in the motogp grid, man like how much pressure would they be under if the old italian goat shows them a clean pair of heels.   

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Apr 11

Posts: 3619

Bultoboy says:


Don't the first two races count then?  I thought there were 50 points to gain giving a worst case of a 10 point lead over the nearest rival.

Struggling to see your logic

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Jul 08

Posts: 1025


Some of you lot need to focus............ on my avatar???

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Apr 09

Posts: 478

1986vfr750 says:

means nothing and everything

The old dog still has some fight left in him...sweet! Rossi has not wanted to injure himself in testing, but i think hes still got some surprises when it counts...when the racing starts...then he will really push

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Jul 12

Posts: 3302

wosihound says:

What it does show..

..contrary to popular opinion amongst the wet lettuce brigade, is that on the same track and conditions at the same time, Rossi is as fast as the WC on the same bike.

Sundays are when it counts granted..but would you expect Valentino to perform at a lower level then, than in practice?


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Jan 13

Posts: 98

Farnarkle says:

Salad daze

So, Wosi me old radish, could you just expand your theory to include yesterday's 2-second gap to Lorenzo, or the gaps on every day of every test until this frabjous day? I merely ask for information

While you are at it, you might help us all a little here too and explain how Dovi, riding last year's bike, halved the difference to the leader of the times the last-year's No.1 paid Ducati rider managed to achieve (on his good days)?  Surely that means Dovi is only half as useless as that other chap was.

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Jan 12

Posts: 1937

doohanfan says:

absolutely no doubt

that valentino is right in this championship, and that he has in recent years including on the ducati out performed his practice and qualifying times when it came to actual races.

I am interested to know why he didn't just park the ducati in the corners and blast past the yamahas over whom he had a straightline advantage for the last 2 years though.

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Jan 13

Posts: 204

DogBert says:

A bit sleepy DF?

Rossi wasn't on the 2007 Ducati. You're letting your side down with blunders like that.

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Jul 10

Posts: 1394

If the reports were right DF

Whilst the Ducati had a beast of an engine, it could put its power down and was eating its rear tyres.

Anyways faster corner speed and exit will always be a better race stratorgy than point and squirt.

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Jan 12

Posts: 1937

doohanfan says:

I was attempting humour

ccb, for which I don't claim to have a particular talent, in view of wosi's trivialisation of what stoner did on the ducati, whilst acknowledging rossi may well still be great on a proper bike.

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