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Nov 06

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Valentino Rossi fastest in Catalunya practice

Valentino Rossi’s love affair with the Catalunya track near Barcelona continued today when then Italian topped the practice leaderboard to deny home heroes Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez. The nine-times world champion has an incredible record at Catalunya with 10 MotoGP podiums, including six wins, and the 34-year-old shone in scorching hot conditions today. A best lap of 1.42.297 in...

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Bob Buttamasangy


Jul 08

Posts: 1419

Wosi, Casey has left the building, get over it mate. Flo's waning career is clearly not giving you the jollies that you seek and it's time you learned a bit about the actual sport so you can moan about something we might actually be interested in.

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Sep 10

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CBR11X says:

Barcelona FP3

MotoGP Free Practice Nr. 3 Classification 2013

Barcelona, Saturday, June 15, 2013
Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 340.5 1'41.853
2 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 341.4 1'41.916 0.063 / 0.063
3 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 339.1 1'41.987 0.134 / 0.071
4 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 336.7 1'42.009 0.156 / 0.022
5 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 336.7 1'42.064 0.211 / 0.055
6 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 337.6 1'42.166 0.313 / 0.102
7 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 339.3 1'42.258 0.405 / 0.092
8 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 337.2 1'42.345 0.492 / 0.087
9 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 339.5 1'42.582 0.729 / 0.237
10 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 327.2 1'42.795 0.942 / 0.213
11 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 334.0 1'42.957 1.104 / 0.162
12 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Ignite Pramac Racing Ducati 332.9 1'42.970 1.117 / 0.013
13 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 339.3 1'43.106 1.253 / 0.136
14 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 320.2 1'43.260 1.407 / 0.154
15 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Blusens FTR 317.5 1'43.652 1.799 / 0.392
16 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 320.4 1'43.942 2.089 / 0.290
17 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 319.0 1'44.167 2.314 / 0.225
18 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing ART 320.7 1'44.434 2.581 / 0.267
19 70 Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 321.5 1'45.136 3.283 / 0.702
20 71 Claudio CORTI ITA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 319.4 1'45.252 3.399 / 0.116
21 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Avintia Blusens FTR 318.3 1'45.407 3.554 / 0.155
22 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Paul Bird Motorsport ART 318.5 1'45.612 3.759 / 0.205
23 67 Bryan STARING AUS GO&FUN Honda Gresini FTR Honda 314.9 1'45.686 3.833 / 0.074
24 52 Lukas PESEK CZE Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 313.1 1'46.037 4.184 / 0.351

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Jul 12

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wosihound says:


Cheers for that Rev..

The question I'm left asking myself is..Does Dovi even have a bus load of supporters?

Great QP by team mate Hayden - silly old fart - who's obviously got fed up with spotty lad playing to the fans by qualifying well only to go backwards when it matters, and Out-Dovied Dovi on the soft tyres. Hardly surprising to some of us mind..he has won 3 times as many races and a WC after all.

Sack Dovizioso, who seems all at sea and can't make his mind up, and get Espargaro in. a typical #27er, you fail to look beyond the race track for any depth of understanding regards your absent bottle-less hero.

As a starter..Rossi is Mister MotoGP. Stoner fell out of love with...MotoGP.

He was also pretty intimidated by that twisted ankle injury, not wanting to hurt himself further..we'll leave being intimidated by his team mate and the prospect of riding a spec ECU for another day.. 

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Sep 11

Posts: 546

TetsuoSama says:

Rossi helped Ducati development MASSIVELY

... by leaving.  Half a dozen races in and they're clearly on the road to recovery.  Just what fans of the sport want to see.

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Jan 13

Posts: 163

RevNutz says:

Good stuff

If Rossi's happy with what he's doing then that's all that matters, and he looks reasonably happy. Yes he isn't doing very well in the championship but that's due primarily to the fact he can't get a good grid slot in qualifying and it's causing him to 1. Work his tyres and 2. To risk having a crash with another rider. Back in that good ol' days of MotoGP, for example before those crap 800's came along, the tyres played a much bigger factor in the race, and Rossi was (and still is) a master at controlling the tyres, much better than any other rider. Which is how he won so many races, but now the tyres play less of a factor, and there's less strategy to a MotoGP race now than there was on the 990's. If Rossi can get on the first or second row of the grid then I assure you, he would be at least 4th in the championship, which don't get me wrong, isn't what us Rossi fans wanted or even expected, but at least it's much better than the last two years because now there's potential whereas on the Ducati it was a dead-end, once you lose confidence on that thing it takes a hell of a long time to get it back, even Stoner struggled at times after 2007 when the other manufactures actually built bikes that could challenge the Ducati, hence why he couldn't challenge for the championship again, until he leaped onto a Honda.

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Jul 12

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wosihound says:

Keep taking the silly pills son...

This time last year..Rossi had more points than Dovizioso.

This time last year..Rossi had more of a points gap to Hayden than Dovizioso.

Most fans couldn't give a flying fuck about Ducati. They can't compete in GP without bespoke tyres. They can't even compete in WSBK with a massive capacity advantage.

They rested on their fat-arsed laurels for too long and blamed riders rather than looking for answers from within.

The Bozo's from Bologna are a fkin laughing stock with all but their twin set & pearls, born again fangirls.

Reaping what you sow and what goes around, spring to mind.

When Marlboro dump them, it'll be Goodnight Vienna..I can't wait.


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Sep 11

Posts: 546

TetsuoSama says:


"and Rossi was (and still is) a master at controlling the tyres, much better than any other rider."

He showed in FP2 that he's still the fastest out there when he's using faster tyres than anyone else, just like the good old days when he was able to control the tyres.

And it's not just "tyre control".  There's really no end to the number of mystical intangibles that Rossi is better than anyone else at.  Makes you wonder why he has such a history of going to great lengths to avoid a fair fight: building walls in the garage, blocking rider moves, trying to get teammates kicked out.  Hmmm.

"Which is how he won so many races"


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Mar 13

Posts: 127

glm7354 says:


You are right.JL run with soft tyres.

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Sep 11

Posts: 546

TetsuoSama says:

As I said ...

"When Marlboro dump them, it'll be Goodnight Vienna..I can't wait."

... fans of the sport want to see them do well.  Not the bitter fans who blame Ducati for exposing Rossi's lack of talent.

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Jul 12

Posts: 3082

wosihound says:


Remind us who the talentless multiple title winning rider is, currently sitting fastest Yamaha so far this weekend Tithead?

You do realise Dovi was on the podium last year riding a satellite Yamaha?..what odds on him repeating that tomoz on the Factory Ducati?

They have never listened to their riders, instead preferring to rely on Preziosi's interpretation of Data.

They alienated Stoner with a botched attempt to sign Lorenzo, sent Melandri to the shrink and disregarded input from 9 time champ Rossi and god knows how many times champ Burgess on how to fix the bike that everyone knew was flawed.

They fucked Cal & Scotty right off last year with the unprofessional way they do business.

They are a shower of shit. A bunch of hot-headed Italians who couldn't organise a piss up at the pub.

Fuck them. Rip it up and start again. Have a couple of years off building Gucci bikes for fat old businessmen on Viagra.


Real fans don't give a shit my friend, why should they? We're fed up with excuses and have run out of patience.

The only fans who do..are the fuckos like you trying to score silly little points getting down on Rossi because you think it'll make you look smart..hahaha

I bet you've never even ridden a fkin Ducati...


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