Italian maestro launches attack on the loss of 990cc machines
VALENTINO ROSSI has launched a scathing attack on the current 800cc MotoGP machines, saying that bringing them in to replace the booming 990cc machines was a huge error.
The eight-time World Champion has been speaking to the Spanish press about the differences between the 500cc two-stroke GP bikes, the 990cc four-stroke versions and the current 800s.
He said: "For me the spectacle when we were on the 990s was very strong, it was the same when we were on the 500s too. There were great battles and great skill needed to tame these machines.
"The first time I rode them I thought there was too much power, that these would be hard motorcycles to master but then I had to tell myself that I had to master them, to learn how to use the power.
"On the 500 and 990 the battles were great and isn't that what the public wants? The bikes spun the back wheel as much coming out of the corner as they did going in.
"But with the 800... I believe that the 800s are the greatest error of the World Championship in the last 15 years. A lot of the spectacle of riding has been lost because on them the electronics have advanced so much.
"For me the manufacturers committed a great error in coming from 990 to 800cc."
Come on Valentino, tell us what you really think. We're not quite sure if you're getting genuinely fed-up with the MotoGP world.
Bet the F1 championship, where they're stripping driver aids off the cars more and more each season, is starting to look mighty fine for 2011, eh?
Posted: 18/09/2009 at 15:38
Hai ROSSI i seen your new perfomance from you have makes the new 800cc machine. It's has so super which in i have came know from in news. I feel u r the only one master of this MOTO world no one will never beat the ur 100 innings.I am not big person, it just i want to talk you. Whether ur seen this or not i don't know but this chance is my god's gift.
I am SANTOSH from India(chennai). I have Black colour R15 bike. I have alter my bike like same your bike . Bez Your my MASTER . the world is big u have much of more fans but you r consiter me or not i don't know if u seen this message plz..plz..plz.. forward ur signature to my mail. that is my god's gift in my life.
Posted: 19/09/2009 at 21:04
Can we have that again in English!
Posted: 22/09/2009 at 17:02
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Posted: 24/09/2009 at 10:07
thank's Dr.ROSSI "
OMG dude.. you are an absolute disgrace to Indians worldwide...
Please learn english or learn how to use spellcheck
Posted: 09/11/2009 at 10:23
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