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All reeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!! Rossi rides again...

Quote GP One
Rossi on track tomorrow at Misano!

"A little over a month after is Mugello crash, Valentino Rossi will return to
the track tomorrow at Misano
. The news is now official. The Italian will
obviously not be riding an M1, but rather a production R1, just to verify his
physical condition following the double compound fracture of his tibia and
fibula. There is a possibility he could try a handlebar mounted rear brake,
similar to what Mick Doohan used after his Assen incident and which some
other riders now use as a matter of preference. Andrea Dovizioso is
currently using one on his Honda.

Rossi is likely to test in the late afternoon, in a closed track/closed doors
session. Later in the evening a press statement from the rider will be
released."
 

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Luckily, he`ll be stepping onto a sweet handling M1, courtesy of its short I4 engine. Imagine if he had to try to tame an ill-handling V4... oh the horror!!!!! :rockon
 

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I don't understand why he is in such a hurry to come back, he has nothing to prove. Why risk additional injuries if you are not physically fit? The season is over, start working on 2011. If he is going to Ducati, why give Yamaha any more than the minimum input for the rest of the season?

If Lorenzo hadn't won all the races since he has been out, I wonder if Rossi would be riding this week?
 

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Tell whats his name to read the text before baiting... Rossi is to ride the R1 not the M1...




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The nine time world champion used one of Yamaha's R1 Superbikes,
clad in sponsor-free, all black bodywork.

The test session came to an end at 6:55 pm,
after he covered a total of
11 laps, the best being a 1.41.00. For the sake of comparison, Max Biaggi's
fastest race lap at the track was a 1.36.589.

It would appear as if Rossi's physical condition is quite good, even if the
demands of a MotoGP are different from those of a Superbike. Valentino is
certainly not at 100%, but it is safe to say he is above 50%.
The bikes on hand for Valentino are now being prepared to ship out to the
Czech Republic for this weekends WSBK races at Brno.
 

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Quote Claudio Costa


"This is payback for me, because I had immediately predicted short
recovery times," MotoGP doctor Claudio Costa was quoted as saying by
Gazzetta dello Sport.


"Going a certain path wasn't to make him race at all costs, but it was for
making him heal well quickly. The operation, done by inserting only four
screws that fix the big pin in a particular way, was done to allow him to
walk as soon as possible, despite the bone not being fully healed.

"After all, this pin, called Kuncher, was created to allow the soldiers to be
sent to the front quickly..."

Costa said that if the test is positive, "Valentino would find the enthusiasm
to race immediately."

But he also warned against a comeback before Rossi is fully healed.

"A new crash would be a problem. But the pin inserted is very big and the
screws can break only for a manufacturing defect."


I can't wait to ask Rossi how much effort it takes to snap the forward spinning crank versus his backward spinning
crank in the fast transitions???


Mercy!!!
 

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He may not be up to his race speed, but he sure looks comfy on that! He should be real careful, so they don't draft him down to WSBK! LOL
 

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Its pretty amazing that he is back riding after only one month, I guess when you are in top physical shape the body is quick to heal.

Judging from that pic he has stregth in his legs, he is off the seat during hard acceleration, which is tough to do with weak legs.

I agree with the poster above, he has nothing to prove, the title is out of reach, why come back? the only reason i can think of is that he doesnt like jorhey winning so much and wants to stop his momentum. A true racer.

This also tells me a bit about his mental state and determination.

it would be unbeliveable if he returns and mindfvcks jorhey into submission. he is already the GOAT if he pulls that off he will be the "SUPERGOAT" lol:notworthy :notworthy :notworthy


Mikstr - why dont you try adding something useful to the conversation instead of constantly trolling. Your comments are really really old and IMO makes you look WORSE than larry.
 

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The second picture looks odd because Rossi never looks "through" the corner like most racers. But maybe he's not familar with the track layout (didn't they just reverse the direction of Misano) or he's not comfortable on the bike!!
Nice to see him back, though:rockon
 

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Back on the bike after one month, that's just crazy. He did a second 14 lap session where he dropped his times to 1:38.2, which makes me want to see him do a WSBK wild-card ride on the R1. As boring as the racing has been, I don't want to see him come back yet, I'd rather he was fully healthy.
 

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Quote MCN...
"But insiders say it's not Rossi's right leg that is the long-term worry but the
shoulder he damaged in a motocross incident."

"Dainese have supplied leathers with extra protection in the right shin area, seen leaving their factory by MCN editor
Marc Potter earlier today. Rossi also has an enlarged right boot to accommodate his still-swollen right foot."
 

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Mikstr - why dont you try adding something useful to the conversation instead of constantly trolling. Your comments are really really old and IMO makes you look WORSE than larry.
You mean like adding pictures of myself standing with young tarts? Or maybe hand-drawn diagrams of airflow and such? :p
 
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