Stoner’s comment - “your ambition far outweighs your talent”, Rossi deserved that big time… the Ducati folded the front YET again… seems like they STILL can’t set up a competitive bike. (footnote, Rossi may really regret this decision).
Could this be the final proof that the Ducati is NOT a good bike after all… the only one to tame it LEFT for Honda… NO ONE ELSE has throttled that stroppy unmanageable bitch in yet after how many years?
And for those of you lookin for a scrap cos you’re Ducatisti or whatever, Hayden coaxing her round is not enough of a winning argument…
It was a bit optimistic of Rossi passing like that but you don’t win 9 world championships without taking a few chances.
He knows he won’t get many shots at passing Casey this season so had to go for it…
These racers really don’t like eachother do they. Stoner had all that time to compose himself… and yet he tried the sarcastic angle…and then when that fell flat he tried the line he had been rehearsing in his head for the last half hour…and we all know that never works! Sort of amusing but considering the circumstances not brilliant psychology from Stoner going into the next race.
I actually thought facepalm when he said it … it isn’t a witty response if you’ve had half an hour to think about it. Worse than this though - I doubt very much it was even his own line - you know someone else in the garage said it, and he stole it for himself
you are right in that someone else said it first. it was indeed a certain mr V.Rossi, who used the same line to stoner when he first got onto the LCR honda (and he rode the shit out of that too) for trying to hard and falling off. funny how things come around really eh? i was watching it on tv with my flatmate and both of us couldnt believe the way rossi was riding in those first few laps. he was riding like a rookie with a point to prove, not a 9 time world champion. my flatmate is as big a rossi fan as you will ever find, and he even said, and i quote, “what a prick” after rossi took casey out. also rossi not taking his helmet off when he apologised was fairly poor, he had plenty of time to do so
Good point. Also the fact that they have, for all intents and purposes, swapped bikes from a few seasons back - or at least it is now Rossi’s turn (to try) to tame the Ducati beast.
I wish Valé luck and have no doubt that he will master it eventually being such a top rider, but he is a bit of a chav - especially with the earring