:+1:...This is very true, hell put him on a privateer bike or the zuk and he'd still find a way to win!!:helmet:Rossi could win on damn near anything. Fak, they could stick him on a Hyosung and he'd probably find a way to win races and championships! Be nice to see him on a Duc.
:+1::+1:...This is very true, hell put him on a privateer bike or the zuk and he'd still find a way to win!!:helmet:
You got that post right on the money.Apparently Yamaha asked him to drop his price from 14 mil euros to 9 mil euros and he was cool with it until he found out Lorenzo's making 8 mil euros from 4 mil euros this year, that kind of pissed him off. So Ducati is offering 16 mil euros and creative rights over his Ducati, Nicky Hayden as a Teamate and he gets to keep his Crew Chief. Ultimate win win for him. I prefer to see him in Red, Yamaha is doing the same thing Honda did, they feel they have the best bike and can use almost any rider. Lorenzo is good Spies is getting there but they havent won 9 championships, Rossi developed that bike into what it is now, Huge sign of disrespect if he switches we will see a great MOTOGP next year with epic battles between him and Lorenzo, Also Pedrosa aint goin anywhere hes cheap and consistenly stay within top 5 if he would learn to save a little tire each race til the end he would be even better
Being an American I cant wait for Ben Spies to dominate but you cant count out Rossi yet, Look at people like John Hopkins all the talent but you gotta put it together out there on the track, If Rossi leaves the sport I doubt it will be because of lacking skill but just plain bored of the sport in 04 he admitted the 500cc bikes were more exciting to ride and the 990's at the time were boring him, often this year and last year he didnt look interested to even get first but just making sure hes the point leader, I think with the accident he will have something to prove as long as his fitness is back mentally hes the best rider and his skills havent diminished at all. But he will crash a lot more on a DUC sometimes too many electronics is a bad thing i wouldnt be surprised if he scaled them back a little on a DUC, that woyuld end his career quicker. He hates crashing where as Stoner is a pro at it nowthe italian master racing for the italian team, its a marketing dream.......i feel that stoner belongs on a honda, and i think ben spies should replace rossi, when 2012 comes around and they move to bigger bikes, ben spies will dominate everybody like he did in WSBK, rossi hasn't got many years left in him right now, be interesting to see how he can adjust
Oh, c'mon now. Rossi is not the second coming. He didn't single handedly do anything for anyone. He brought a harem of people with him from Honda. Together a good team was built.:+1:
Remember, Yamaha wasn't shit until Rossi got there. They were even worse than Suzuki now. Rossi single handedly lifted that program to what it is today.
Agreed it is a team but with out riders input they would be right where Max Biaggi is in WSBK, The info Develpoded by Rossi and his team allowed Lorenzo have great success over the last 2 years and Spies to instantly see success this year although he is a hell of a riderOh, c'mon now. Rossi is not the second coming. He didn't single handedly do anything for anyone. He brought a harem of people with him from Honda. Together a good team was built.
Yes, he can ride but he can't do anything without a team behind him. He's the one in the limelight but there is a lot of talent in a team to make things work.