Lorenzo: Rossi's Problem Is Not Rossi
Sort of an interesting way of looking at it.
by staff
Friday, December 28, 2012

Two seasons that Rossi will never live down. The Ducati years.
Add reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo to the list of people who think Valentino Rossi hasn't lost his ability to ride a Grand Prix motorcycle during his two lost seasons at Ducati.

Lorenzo thinks the problem for Rossi in 2011-12 was simple - a tricky Desmosedici bike. Of course Stoner won on the carbon Ducati.

"It's true - the Ducati bike seems to be very complicated," Lorenzo said. "Only Casey (Stoner) won a championship and races with it, so for sure it's not easy. Vale is a strong rider and really complete, but he couldn't (win) with it.

"Maybe with Yamaha he returns again to a high level."

That last line is a classic psyche job for his new and returning Yamaha Factory teammate by Lorenzo. It almost reads: "There's no question this is a kick-ass bike. So it's all up to the rider, and Valentino just might be good enough still to hang with me."


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