Rossi: 'I like the challenge with Ducati'

"I don't know if I will ever win with Ducati, but I'll do my best to make it happen."

Posted: 22 June 2012
by Visordown News

EVEN though Valentino Rossi has just come from further struggles in the dry at Silverstone, the Italian  admitted to Spanish TV that he is still relishing the challenge of trying to get his first win aboard the Ducati.

"Fortunately I have won a lot in my career, and I no longer need to achieve certain results. I prefer a challenge and now I'm trying to win with Ducati," Rossi began in the exclusive interview with Telecinco.

"Mainly I race because it's fun and I still enjoy it. I'm never sure how it will go, and I don't know if I'll ever win with Ducati, but I'll do my best to make it happen."

Rossi said that he has no regrets with moving to Ducati, adding: "I'm happy with my decision. It was something I had to try and winning as an Italian rider on an Italian bike would be special. I never thought that I had made a mistake."

The Italian does however still have fond memories of his time at Yamaha, where he won four of his seven premier class titles, "The bike I had the most fun with was the Yamaha, because I spent the best part of my career and had the best results on that bike."



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Bullshit... a racer like Rossi enjoying being midfield

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 14:51


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Do people ever get tired of avoiding the obvious and saying that when Rossi is smiling that his not happy and when he praises someone that he not gracious etc but only when he is critical, then he is being truthful. For years Rossi has been consistent in demonstrating what he does with what he says, but people insist they know better. People get a grip on your know it all negativety. Or is that what sport is about for you; all heroes and villains like the chariot race from Ben Hur? If that is what it is for you then I suggest you play video games for the imaginary spectacle, seek professional guidance, stay off the roads and avoid strong drink and adult situations.

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 00:42

Believe half of what you hear, but all of what you see.

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 08:53

All I can say is I'm over the moon that Honda are making a proddy (ish) spec racer. Maybe that'll stop this incessant banging on about "what Vale's" gonna do next, but I'm not hopeful..

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 12:01

I think we've all of us been guilty of a little idle speculation, Pagik. It's because people need closure on the "he's finished" versus "he's riding a shonker" debate - a question that will be left unanswered if he stays put. I hope he isn't enjoying being uncompetitive and that this is merely a bit of PR (I suspect it is the latter since the evidence I've seen is totally contradictory) because if there is any truth in it then that is the mark of a man who has lost his appetite. That would be bad news for the sport.

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 14:13

Well, I know I certainly have. I'm just utterly bored to death with it all now. There's no way he's enjoying being an also ran.

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 09:37

Not bored enough to not harp on though, a person truly bored would just have moved, on as the guy above said believe what you see not what you read. Everyone that's got off the duke has gone back to their olds selves and casey has has his most successful period after he got off it.. To suggest that the guy who's achieved more than all the others put together, would somehow not follow is plain bananas and if I may suggest if you're going to gamble get somelses analysis your own stinks..

Posted: 04/07/2012 at 14:28

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