Originally Posted by Pecha72
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.
I'm not so sure Qatar was proof Rossi was back on form. The Yamahas were working well, Pedrosa was taken out of the equation by a set up problem, and it was Marc Marquez' first ever MotoGP race. And Marquez made Rossi work to get past him. Rossi finished six seconds behind his teammate. Qatar was a great race to watch, but in hindsight, his results may have been flattered by circumstances.