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Matthew Birt  says:

Alvaro Bautista explains Catalunya near miss with Valentino Rossi

Alvaro Bautista has defended himself against fierce criticism from Valentino Rossi after the pair came close to being involved in a controversial first lap collision for the second race in succession in Catalunya last Sunday. Gresini Honda rider Bautista crashed on the opening lap of his home race while attempting to pass Rossi’s factory Yamaha YZR-M1 for fifth position. But he lost...

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Jul 11

Posts: 968

motoking says:

watch the race again

bautista never attempted to crash. he took his line, when rossi chicken move to right, bautista tried his hard to keep his line. that's why he crash. and obviously he was not rode it near rossi when rossi moved to right. so stop talking shit. is he trying to play mind game?? maybe. cause he never dare to do it to lorenzo again. not after 2010. LOL.

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Apr 13

Posts: 371

Deluded myopic Rossi fans?

Nice posts moto.

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Feb 13

Posts: 1278

AlexDAbomB69 says:

Oh my days

Someone has been smoking rocks off of a can.

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Jan 04

Posts: 287

R6nutter6 says:

Basically he's saying, he was shit and couldn't keep up with the other riders and crashed trying.

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Aug 02

Posts: 2322

Hedgehog5 says:

I'll say it too...

... well said Wosi... :smile

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Nov 12

Posts: 245

ColonelClaw says:

Nothing Personal

I don't have anything in particular against Bautista, he seems like a nice guy, but he's out of his depth in the MotoGP class. Sure is a hell of a waste of one of the world's best motorbike seats.

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Apr 09

Posts: 478

1986vfr750 says:

bautista is a joke...

The only reason he was close to rossi at the apex was because he tried to be " the last of the late brakers"...and as usual blew it; he came in waaay too hot, and tried to bully rossi into backing down....exactly like mugello...hes full of shit saying he didnt see him there. The only difference at catalunya was that rossi had an escape route. Buatista's out of control high risk attempts in full traffic are not to be commended as valid racing....rossi has every right to be pissed. However rossi needs to qualify better to avoid finding himself near that useless piece of shit on the first lap. Bautistas attempt at catalunya was EXACTLY like marquez's move at jerez...only bautista is no marquez...and he binned it...again. The moron even had the stupidity to say that the front five were holding him up! I wonder who will be his victim at assen this year? A"never-will-be" should not be interfereing with riders who have a chance to fight for podium spots...

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Nov 11

Posts: 821

Firebird3 says:


Its got nothing to do with 'the great one' speaking, Bautista's exploits have been noted by everyone and the rider who he nearly took out twice has made a comment about his riding. So if Bautista is again behind Rossi, surely this would be on his mind and might think twice about a risky move. Afterall, this is exactly what happened to Simo.

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Apr 11

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Bultoboy says:


It was nothing like Marquez's move on Lorenzo because Marquez was never going to make the apex of the corner, he was too fast in and ran wide.

Bautista was not too hot at all, he was side by side with Rossi as they both turned in and was never going to run wide. If he'd been too hot like Marquez he had run into Rossi, like Marquez did with Lorenzo.

Rossi closed him down, simple as that.

Your statement that he tried to bully Rossi is garbage, Bautista did all he could to avoid contact and lost the front doing so. I'd wager that if it was the other way around and Bautista had been on the outside closing Rossi down, Rossi would have used him as a berm - and a few of you would be heralding the move as another of Rossi's great overtakes

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Nov 03

Posts: 2233

saturn392 says:


you're far to cynical and far too serious.     Most of the comments here are pure tripe (including mine) but it serves to give us a laugh in a sad world ................ doesn't it ?

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