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Matthew Birt  says:

Valentino Rossi still not comfortable on YZR-M1

Valentino Rossi is still not 100% comfortable and confident on Yamaha’s factory YZR-M1 after an up and down return to the Japanese factory in 2013. The Italian made a fairytale return to Yamaha in Qatar last month when he produced a rousing recovery from seventh to second. But the 34-year-old struggled to a disappointing sixth in the inaugural Circuit of the Americas...

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  • Posted 2 years ago (14 May 2013 14:22)

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Mar 09

Posts: 4965

Nostrodamus says:

Ho Hum

And so the inevitable excuses start.

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Feb 13

Posts: 1187

AlexDAbomB69 says:


a nice cushion on the saddle.

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Aug 09

Posts: 217

Not really

Just someone who knows him and Yamaha saying what he sees!

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Nov 11

Posts: 3

brooko67 says:


That is probably the worst picture I have seen a professional publisher use, ever.


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Sep 12

Posts: 173

Stonered says:

Explains why they went to Cal's bike to get his set up. Quickest thing to do would be to sling Casey some money for bait and get him to set it up propperly...should only take him a few laps practice to get it right :)

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Apr 12

Posts: 24

mchale2020 says:

Tuning Sporks

I haven't written Rossi off just yet as we're only three races into the season and he hasn't been fighting off CRTs this whole time like the Ducatis have, but I am upset with Yamaha for not giving Cal the factory ride and now that there are talks of him not being around with Tech 3 for next year. That would be an absolute waste of talent and experience.

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Jul 12

Posts: 2891

wosihound says:

An honest appraisal from Brivio..there is room for improvement.

The first rule of racing is to beat your team mate - even if that man is WC Lorenzo - and Rossi hasn't done that so far.

Whether Val needs to find the 2 tenths from bike set-up, within himself, or a combination of the two, matters douse the fires that his many detractors keep lighting under his arse, he needs to find a little bit more from somewhere.

Qatar, and 4th after 3 races just 14 pts back of Jorge, disproves the self-proclaimed racing experts opinion that Rossi is a do the results over at Ducati. Spies was a mid-packer.

Lorenzo stated that the M1 needs improvement, uncompetitive.

Hopefully Yamaha will listen to both riders' feedback and make strides in closing the gap to Honda..which could well benefit Rossi slightly more than Lorenzo. 




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Aug 02

Posts: 538

aah nobstro

I don't see in that article where Rossi has said anything, it is Brivio.

Did anyone expect anything else after 2 years that sapped his confidence on the Duke? Not any real race fan who understands how confidence is king, he'll get back on the podium regularly soon enough, or at the very least scrapping for it .


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Feb 13

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AlexDAbomB69 says:

That is a cracking photo of a wall and a pit board. All credit to the phot editor on that one. Do you do weddings?

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Jun 10

Posts: 510

weskit says:

is it a pit board?

looks like it's facing the wrong way. Must be from Dorna's 'budget' press pack.

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