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Offline IanC

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Rossi breaks his leg in training accident.
« on: September 01, 2017, 01:09:17 pm »
Rossi has apparently broken his leg in an off road training accident. Currently he is 4th in a very tight points race. Will this destroy his chance another championship?

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Re: Rossi breaks his leg in training accident.
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 07:22:37 pm »
Ouch!!! That sucks very much bad.
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Re: Rossi breaks his leg in training accident.
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 04:07:33 pm »
Rossi has apparently broken his leg in an off road training accident. Currently he is 4th in a very tight points race. Will this destroy his chance another championship?

http://www.bbc.com/sport/motorsport/41117834

He's done for the year and it remains to be seen if he'll return to racing at all.  He's 38...pretty young for most things in life but that makes him about 75 in racer years where most guys retire in their early thirties.  I do realize that most racing rules don't seem to apply to Vale Rossi but I'm betting even he can't win in the race against the common birthday.


After an exciting wet race at Misano in Italy last weekend the title race couldn't be tighter.  Marquez (Honda) and Dovioso (Ducati) are tied at 199 points each and Vinales (Yamaha) has 183.  With five races to go anything can still happen.  For example, should Marquez and Dovioso get tangled up in a dice and take each other out of the next race at Aragon that would leave Vinales as the probable winner and leader of the championship by 9 points.

It'll be interesting to watch.  Each of the three needs as many points as possible and can't afford to fail to finish any race by either crashing or mechanical failure.  So they'll be pushing hard to win but not too hard...second or third place points are much better than none.  It should be fascinating watching them walk that tightrope deciding how aggressive and risky they can afford to be.
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Re: Rossi breaks his leg in training accident.
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 10:08:52 pm »
Looks like Yamaha has grabbed van der Mark (Dutch) from the Yamaha WSBK team to take over piloting duties on Rossi's bike.
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Re: Rossi breaks his leg in training accident.
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2017, 10:53:15 pm »
Looks like Yamaha has grabbed van der Mark (Dutch) from the Yamaha WSBK team to take over piloting duties on Rossi's bike.

I saw that too.  It makes sense as all the usual MotoGP pilots are already contracted.  A WSBK rider could cover the GP's with little or no conflict and a chance to strut your stuff on a full factory ride would be very tempting as it could lead to a leg up into the MotoGP world.

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Re: Rossi breaks his leg in training accident.
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2017, 12:56:12 am »
Been a rash of Dutchmen lately.
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Re: Rossi breaks his leg in training accident.
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2017, 06:29:17 pm »
Too bad for the Dutch guy.  Rossi recovered enough to race.   
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Re: Rossi breaks his leg in training accident.
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2017, 07:54:49 pm »
Guess they never know when to quit -- seems a few crashes would be enough to turn one off (would me).
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