Rossi: I'm ready for the fight. 04 May 2012

"I'm not jumping for joy - the Italian rider remarked - but I'm pretty satisfied because we worked well with the bike all weekend long, and we continued improving from session to session. I feel ready for the race.

Rossi: that damn final corner. 03 May 2012

 Valentino Rossi finished the second Estoril free practice session in 9th place, .961s from leader Casey Stoner, and .338s behind the fastest Ducati rider, Nicky Hayden.

Rossi: the GP12 must be short and long. 02 May 2012

At Estoril he has to start from the finish. More precisely, from the last lap of the Jerez GP, a 1'41”047 which was Valentino Rossi's best time of the race.

Rossi: Hayden has shown me the way. 28 Apr 2012

His finishing position wasn't too much better than it was in Qatar, 9th instead of 10th, but Valentino Rossi seemed completely different after the race in Jerez. His disappointment and criticism for Ducati had completely disappeared.

Rossi: we don't understand the GP12. 27 Apr 2012

 The dream lasted just one night, as today at Jerez Valentino Rossi and the GP12 returned to the harsh reality that is their season thus far. They were a decent 6th fastest in the morning, but once again it all fell apart in qualifying.

Rossi: I hope it rains until Valencia. 26 Apr 2012

 Just like last year at Jerez, Valentino Rossi looks much more competitive in wet conditions than dry, but also like last year, he doesn't exactly understand why.

Rossi thinking like Alonso. 25 Apr 2012

Valentino Rossi was looking relaxed and recharged at Jerez on Thursday, perhaps because his recent car racing adventure got him thinking about Ferrari and Alonso's surprise win in Malaysia.

Rossi: this isn't the Ducati I wanted. 07 Apr 2012

A year has passed since Valentino Rossi saw the red lights go out for the first time from behind the windscreen of a Ducati.

Rossi: we got it all wrong. 06 Apr 2012

Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, Valentino Rossi has hit rock bottom. The Ducati rider qualified 12th tonight in Qatar, 2"179 slower than Lorenzo's pole lap, and dead last of the MotoGP prototypes. Only the CRT riders were worse.

Preziosi: It's not Rossi's fault. 06 Apr 2012

"We have absolutely no doubts about Rossi's talent and ability to ride. We need to bring him back to the positions where he belongs."


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