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Old 04-20-2004, 06:56 AM   #31
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Rossi is proving to the world that there are race winners and then there are Champions. He is a true Champion in every sense of the word. He could have grown old and fat on that Honda, but he wanted to prove to everyone in the world that he could take a clearly inferior machine and win. Not many with the guts to put it on the line like he does.
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Old 04-20-2004, 09:34 AM   #32
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Agreed, on faster tracks Rossi will have his work cut out for him.
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Old 04-20-2004, 09:57 AM   #33
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I agree, I don't know his exact reasons, but Rossi put his balls on the chopping block and broke the clever. I am enjoying this.
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Old 04-20-2004, 10:53 AM   #34
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Yeah, Nicky finished 5th and it sucks. At least, Nicky knew before the race began that he'd be in trouble because of corners that he can't get through without loosing time. What's completely incredible is Rossi taking a bike that could not compete last year and getting enough time to re-vamp the machine before the season started. He may go down in history as the best GP racer ever. He sure deserves it. The guy can ride the wheels off of anything. Yamaha is going to hate it when the contract is up and Rossi goes to race F1.
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Old 04-21-2004, 04:23 PM   #35
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I'd like to see a match race where the two switched bikes and road again on the same day - same set up. Wonder if Mad Max would find a set up problem on the Yamaha after Rossi beat him on the Honda. The only thing to say after losing is, "the other guy won". That guy just can't come out and admit he was bested. I love someone who hates to lose but I can't stomach an excuse maker.
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Old 04-22-2004, 05:38 AM   #36
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I cant imagine Rossi racing at that pace all season without crashing at some point. He looks like he is pushing himself to new limits on a bike that is not as dominating as he was used to with Honda. Great race!
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Old 04-22-2004, 06:05 AM   #37
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I don't know about the rest of you guys, but in the race I watched, Biaggi was pushing just as hard if not harder than Rossi. If anyone's going to be on the ground first it'll be Biaggi.
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