Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle News > Old News > MotoGP

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-17-2006, 07:56 AM   #1
Tigercub
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,125
Default Re: Rossi Says Melandri and Pedrosa Will Be His Main Challengers.

I still think his main challenger is Ferrari buying out his contract.
Tigercub is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 02-17-2006, 08:09 AM   #2
r1der
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 30
Default Re: Rossi Says Melandri and Pedrosa Will Be His Main Challengers.

They don't award points for testing. It's going to be Rossi, Melandri and Hayden fighting for the top three spots.



Rossi will, once again, check out in the beginning of the season. Marco and Nicky will duke it out for 2nd.



Guarenteed!
r1der is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2006, 09:00 AM   #3
ccmun
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 68
Default Re: Rossi Says Melandri and Pedrosa Will Be His Main Challengers.

Rossi is the man, but you gotta wonder what head games he is playing and what his motives are. Everyone in the paddock knows Nicky has been slowed by development work of the 06 bike. Unlike and Melandri and Pedrosa, he has been jumping from the 05 to 06 bike for most of the test. Maybe is he trying to discourage Yamaha from re-considering Nicky after he leaves for Yamaha. I dont know what Pedrosa's times are over a race distance, but I would be surprised if he runs upfront consistently. If testing times are all that important, he (Rossi) should've mentioned that the Kawi boys who did very well timing-wise last weekend, will also be key rivals.
ccmun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2006, 09:24 AM   #4
acecycleins
Founding Member
 
acecycleins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North Georgia
Posts: 4,129
Default Re: Rossi Says Melandri and Pedrosa Will Be His Main Challengers.

I read a post on SOUP (I think- but maybe not) yesterday that commented on the fact that Nicky would move to Yamaha when Rossi left. Nicky is stuck developing new machines and the times are a little off the leaders. Why? 'Cause he's developing bikes. You can't get your best laps on a bike you keep changing settings on. Vale may not count on Nicky being there to contend, but I believe HRC won't let Nicky ride the season out without thinking that he can win races. They (HRC) are getting as much test info as possible before the season starts.
__________________
"Slack" - a state of being in which everything flows smoothly.....a frame of mind so at ease that the universe naturally cooperates.
acecycleins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2006, 11:06 AM   #5
racerjak
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 47
Default Re: Rossi Says Melandri and Pedrosa Will Be His Main Challengers.

It`s too bad Hayden doesn`t come back to the states and give that Suzuki guy a run for his money!!! Then next year when Rossi goes F1 racing he can go back to that and maybe win.
racerjak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2006, 11:29 AM   #6
SuperSquid
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 36
Default Did anyone notice the typo

The article says that he won two of the final 500cc seasons. WRONGO! He won the final in 2001. Kenny Roberts Jr. won it in 2000. If it weren't for Rossi falling in a few races in 2000 he would have won the championship in his first year in the premier class!
SuperSquid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2006, 09:07 PM   #7
Crzygoat
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 5
Default Re: Rossi Says Melandri and Pedrosa Will Be His Main Challengers.

I don't want to sound like the pessimist here, Rossi is a great champion, but how come there is always all this F1 talk as if Rossi will just waltz into F1 and pull championships? At this point, I'd say although going to F1 may be far more lucrative, as far as his overall "mystique" goes as a young champion that kicked tail, it could backfire big time. He may just take that $X dollar contract, go into F1, get his a$$ handed to him by Alfonso or some other joe blow and come right back. If it happened to Hailwood, it could happen to Rossi. IMHO, he should clean house for a few more years, secure the all time record, then retire as not only a motorcycle legend, but a ultra young legend instead of be known as the great rider that was an ordinary contender as a driver.
Crzygoat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2006, 09:25 PM   #8
V4Roar
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 11
Default Alonso says he'd podium in GP

In a similar vein, F1 Champ Ricardo Alonso says Rossi will struggle to podium in F1; but with some practice HE'D podium on a GP bike...



V4Roar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2006, 09:26 PM   #9
yossef
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 95
Default Re: Rossi Says Melandri and Pedrosa Will Be His Main Challengers.

mind you, he IS already a legend, an ultra young legend at that and the only two records left to him are those of Agostini and Nieto. Both achieved all their wins in very different context (smaller classes, racing more than one class per GP, etc.) therefore not really within reach nowadays. So the only reason he might stay another season is because of wanting to win also on the 800's. He's simply running out of chalenges.
yossef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2006, 08:39 AM   #10
acecycleins
Founding Member
 
acecycleins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North Georgia
Posts: 4,129
Default Re: Alonso says he'd podium in GP

As the British say- "He's a wanker" Alonso couldn't hang with GP boys at all. Rossi (ralley car enthusiast) has skills to drive four wheels. He'll be top 5 in champ points in his first year.
__________________
"Slack" - a state of being in which everything flows smoothly.....a frame of mind so at ease that the universe naturally cooperates.
acecycleins is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off