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Poll: Will Rossi succeed on a Yamaha?

The Doctor's back on a bike capable of winning next year, but does it still have what it takes? Not only is he back on a Yamaha, with whom he has already won world titles, but Jorge Lorenzo has underlined that there will be no number one rider in the team in 2013.  

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ow01fogno1

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ow01fogno1 says:

past to present

past seasons mean nothing now only yellow pant wearers say that stuff and its fact!, he will go better on the yam no doubt but wont trouble to many at the front imo others in the series are way to hungry now, cue cal crutchlow.

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alisdairm

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alisdairm says:

You need to quantify success. World Champion, wins races, gets on the podium, generates the biggest sales of MotoGP merchandise? I have not voted as the poll is big pants.

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

Lost it?

Rossi is probably the only person who, if asked to comment on his own performance as though it was someone else, would say that he has lost it. The rest of us think before we speak, know how hard he's found it specifically at Ducati & know he has the potential to win again... let's hope for the sake of MotoGP he comes through or makes way quick for the next fast rider.

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buelligan272

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buelligan272 says:

Interesting stuff!

Thanks for the link saturn392.
About the only thing worth reading so far!
Will be interesting to see if Ducati can ever get their bike competitive.

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ow01fogno1

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ow01fogno1 says:

one race lol

:lol:yer that same cal who didnt have any facotry support or extras from his team which he has now got, that cal,vr is on a facotry bike so that sorts that point out methinks. or i could just add that mugello has the longest straight on the calender not that would matter being the ducati having the fastest speed!!!!.maybe. 

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Smackbum

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Smackbum says:

Define "Succeed".

If the factory Yamaha is seen as being the #1 bike, then anything less than a win could be deemed a failure.  The first rule of motorcycle racing is that you must beat your team-mate.  Cal learnt that lesson this year, but Valentino seems to have ducked that potential bullet at Ducati by re-joining Yamaha.

But the M1 will be like putting on a comfy old pair of slippers after mountain climbing with high heels on, so podiums will be the expectation every race and Rossi will be desperate to win ASAP so that he can start the mind games with Lorenzo.

The sad thing is that it seems more important to Rossi to win a MotoGP race again, rather than help Ducati back to the top of the dias.  As every myopic fan here insists - he is a living legend with nothing to prove, and I agree with them.  So why oh why is he bothering to do this?

 

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akaDan

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akaDan says:

RevBenny

That's it, you tell him.

By the way, when are you going to show Cal how it's done? By which I mean, wobble round Mallory on your K7 1000 while discussing the finer side of your 'super sticky' pilot roads and 'top of the range' Scorpion exhaust.

Get a grip.

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bobgreen

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bobgreen says:

Champion again?

I think Rossi will win again on the Yam, unless he is too heavy after eating all that humble pie.....!!

But Champion again, don't know, things have moved on since he was on a competitive bike, which let's face it he has always had the best bike under him in his career till the Duke. But then again Yam might splash a load more cash at his bike like they did the first time (Rossi's M1 compared to Biaggi's - light years apart).

The main thing is, will it spice up an oh so tedious championship? I hope it does because after the last few races I have struggled to keep awake.

Next year Stoner gone, Spies uncompetitive (get back to WSB lad!), Bradl, Cal, Hayden etc racing for scraps and as for the CRTs!! Zzzzzzzz.

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

It hurts..

The first rule of motorcycle racing is that you must beat your team-mate. Cal learnt that lesson this year, but Valentino seems to have ducked that potential bullet at Ducati by re-joining Yamaha.

Face like a smackedbum seems confused..No more Stoner hits some harder than others.

Remind us all where Casey was before he crashed and hurt himself under pressure?

Rossi beat his team mate last year and is leading him this. Ducking potential bullets is what Casey Stoner is doing by quitting. Rossi will be going head-to-head up against the man who many tout as the most complete racer in MotoGP, no excuses.

Help Ducati?..They need to learn how to help themselves first. The Germans will sort that sorry shower of shit out..

"It is a Ducati, Italian not Japanese.." Haha, not any more it ain't.

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xerox ducati

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xerox ducati says:

all about finace

firstly rev benny what a rediculous statement. they are seriously pissed off to loose him.

audi pleeded with him to stay because they know ducati had not much money to develop the bike. people dont realise that in the grand sceem of things ducati are actually a small motorcycle company. they knew that now the massive finacial power of audi is behind ducati they can start spending some serious money on development which could not happen before.

people should get a little more educated on the facts that go on behind the races rather then just watch the bikes go round and think they know everything.

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