Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Valentino Rossi Rides Again!

Good news, everyone! Valentino Rossi, The Doctor, has self-diagnosed himself fit and ready to return to MotoGP at the Sachsenring in Germany.

This comes after he went for a bit of a play on a World Superbike Yamaha R1 round the awesome Brno track in the Czech Republic. And lapped at the same pace as the boys in World Supers did the previous day.

That Rossi character is rather quick on a motorcycle.

He set those fast laps despite his leg being held together with chunks of metal and his shoulder barely being connected at all.

MotoGP just isn't the same without Valentino, even though I'm a fan of Jorge, Dani, Casey and potential alien Ben Spies. I for one can't wait to see how he goes in East Germany in his crocked state. Will we see an understandably mediocre performance (i.e. about 40 seconds faster over the race distance than his replacement, Yoda, or whoever he is,) or will we see something special?

Either way, all eyes will be on Valentino. And will he announce his signing for Ducati? The Italian factory will be keen to grab some publicity after losing their quick but whiny alien Casey Stoner to Honda. Could this be the time they choose to reveal that they've signed Rossi to ride the Bologna Bullet? Most Italian MotoGP fans will be wearing their rosary beads down to the string praying for the Rossi-Ducati move to be confirmed. And nearly everyone else wants to see it too.

Can the Greatest Of All Time win top class championships on three different manufacturers' machines? Can Casey be as wickedly quick as he was on a Honda 990, but without the crashes? Can Jorge win the title against a fit Valentino Rossi? Can Dani Pedrosa win more than 3 races in a year? There's only one way to find out.... FIGHT!!!

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