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Matthew Birt  says:

Valentino Rossi rues blowing podium chance in France

Valentino Rossi saw his bid for a second rostrum finish of 2013 slip away in a rain-hit Le Mans MotoGP race after the Italian crashed out while lying in fourth position.The 34-year-old was trying to keep Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Cal Crutchlow in his sights when he lost the front-end in the braking zone for Turn 6 on lap...

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Jul 12

Posts: 3207

wosihound says:

You'll give me that?

Well I'm made up Pal.

Now..what about explaining the bollocks about Rossi being overtaken by a Ducati..before the crash?


Full of shite..

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Oct 06

Posts: 28

Ricky850 says:

Give Rossi a Break

He's riding a bike built around Lorenzo and isn't comfortable with it yet although I'm sure Burgess will sort it all in a matter of seconds, add to that he had problems with his visor misting. Not that he's moaning you understand he's just saying. Only Stoner moaned if you believe the Rossi fans.

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Jul 08

Posts: 1573

jamieg999 says:


Irony isn't just how the missus feels on a Sunday eh?

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Jul 12

Posts: 3207

wosihound says:


I take back what I said about riding a bike fast in the's pretty clear you've never ridden a motorcycle at all?

Either that or you only cruise born again style, when the weather and tasseled up.

Keep licking that bus window on the way to work pal. 

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Apr 11

Posts: 1681

ow01fogno1 says:

Lost the edge

Results speak louder than any banter on here,cal top Yamaha just get over it.

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Jan 09

Posts: 960

RawDawg says:

Oh Wosi

Think about it - four races in, if Stoner jumped on the title winning bike and could barely qualify on the 2nd row, no wins, no poles,1 podium, pretty much getting handled by his teammate, along with getting beat in the championship by a satellite bike of the same make, and made to look like the biggest waste of $30 million in history and a right ol' twat by a "never will be" in Dovi on the bike he couldn't ride, what would you say? So just take your medicine and deal with it. Personally, Rossi doing about what I expected which isn't too bad but not dominate - he never will be again. My thought of him maybe winning a race this year doesn't look all that good at the moment though.

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Aug 11

Posts: 698

Bootlegger says:


An AGV director moaning about a product he sanctions and uses. Huh !

Hey Wosi. Sure he wasn't overtaken by a Ducati,he merely bombed out whilst trying desperately to prevent one from overtaking him. Hayden must have loved the moment and his save was brilliant. It could have so easily transformed into a Moto2 Rabat/Espargaro follow through.

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Sep 12

Posts: 173

Stonered says:

Just watched it again (VR crash) and you can see he was on the drier line ( obviously used by everyone else as well), there was no perceptible movement of the suspension before he hit the deck, Hayden was on exactly the same line and had to brake to avoid hitting VR (across a white line whilst luckily having the brilliantly handling duc underneath lucky was that) and still made it round. My assumption can only be VR is talking for visor misting...any fool can fix that...probably shouldn't have used a tinted visor then!

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Jun 10

Posts: 510

weskit says:


Must say I was surprised to see Hayden sit the bike up like that, you almost always see the rider behind maintain their line and let the carnage slide to the outside. Still he did well to avoid everything, which is more than I would have done.

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Sep 11

Posts: 86

monkeyninja says:

Yes he crashed

...but everyone seems to overlook he started in 8th position and worked his way up to 3rd. His pace was pretty good for the first half of the race and set a few fastest laps in the process. Sound like someone that's not trying? He was 8th in qualifying and 9th in the warm up. Wasn't trying was he?

Would be grateful if anybody out there can confirm he did not hit a bump in the track? Was anybody out there RIDING his bike?

Agree I wouldn't wear a dark visor in those conditions, but either way a misted visor is an issue in those conditions unless you're just touring around. He has said he couldn't stay close to nearest rider because spray was making it worse, seeming like Cal was losing him.

Was anybody out there riding his race other than him? No, I thought not.

And Lorenzo's worst non-DNF since starting in MotoGP, was that Rossi's fault?

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