Originally Posted by Kropotkin
I hope I'm wrong too. But the more I look at his results, including qualifying and practice, the less room there is for extenuating circumstances. Right now, Rossi is a couple of tenths slower than the three Spaniards, and struggling to match Crutchlow's pace. That's not the Rossi I want to remember. I'd rather remember him as he was from 2000-2009.
Have to agree Rossi is in the ropes right now. The Spanish Armada is away from his reach, and CC is way too close for comfort. As if thatīs not enough, heīs had some bad luck coming his way, too.
But it is the mark of a great champion, to be able to come back after all the difficulties. First round in Qatar he showed, that he can in fact still run with them, and that was only a couple months ago, so now he just needs things to start clicking like that once again. Except qualifying, for which he needs a complete turnaround.
So yeah, a lot of work to do, a lot of pressure to perform once again, but I donīt think heīs gonna give in.