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April 6th, 2012, 11:04 AM   #1
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I am a HUGE fan of Valentine Rossi; I think he is a genius on a motorbike and has managed to be at the top for so many years but I think his passion for the sport isn't the same since his close friend Simoncelli died. Take this weekend, Hayden has outperformed him in all sessions which just shouldn't be happening so personally I think he will hang up his helmet at the end of this year and go rallying. At the end of the day the man has nothing left to prove, he has beaten all the current crop of guys and has entertained all of us for going on 15 years so I for one would be gutted to see him go but also be thankful for all that he has done for the sport. In my eyes he will always be the GOAT.
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I don't. He won't left until has completed his job.
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April 6th, 2012, 11:10 AM   #3
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I don't. He won't left until has completed his job.


To be honest with you I don't think Ducati are capable of building a bike which can match the Yamaha's or Honda's.
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To be honest with you I don't think Ducati are capable of building a bike which can match the Yamaha's or Honda's.


I think they already built the bike. They just need some minor changes and a fresh rider now.
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April 6th, 2012, 11:17 AM   #5
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I think they already built the bike. They just need some minor changes and a fresh rider now.


The Ducati is still miles off the pace of the top guys even with all the changes they have made.
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The Ducati is still miles off the pace of the top guys even with all the changes they have made.


If we look carefully to the lap analysis we can see today that Rossi's race pace is only .7 slower than Jorge's. That's not bad at all for a 33 year old rider without motivation.



Barbera's fast lap is not far away. Yes, he chases Jorge, but that showed the bike can be there, and it is the old one.



The major problem I see for the red team today is the absent of a top rider.
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http://www.gpone.com/index.php/en/20...r-changes.html
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April 6th, 2012, 11:41 AM   #8
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he better not until 2013. i have to see him in Austin. I'll be gutted to see him go. To me he's the most exciting to watch race. He may not always be fastest, but when he's able to fight for victory he certainly does. In recent past I can't really think of any all out battles for the win (in the premier league) that didn't involve Vale. you can flame me now, but please be gentle.
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he better not until 2013. i have to see him in Austin. I'll be gutted to see him go. To me he's the most exciting to watch race. He may not always be fastest, but when he's able to fight for victory he certainly does. In recent past I can't really think of any all out battles for the win (in the premier league) that didn't involve Vale. you can flame me now, but please be gentle.


I completely agree; all the greatest motoGP races of the past 10 years have involved Rossi.
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Take this weekend, Hayden has outperformed him in all sessions which just shouldn't be happening


Did you watch last year at all because it was much of the same
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