Rossi vs a Sepang marshal

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During qualifying for this weekend’s GP in Malaysia, Valentino Rossi had a routine little lowside. No biggie, right? He certainly didn’t think so, going to hop right back on before an over-zealous marshal got in the way. Here’s what happened.

Photo: Gigi Soldano

  • Scott-jay

    Seems non-plussed, sliding along routinely.
    Perhaps he’s showing Wes how it coulda been… : )

    • Lawrences

      Ya, but, he doesn’t look cool….

      • Holden and Annette

        Yep, if Rossi walked into a bar in that garish getup, no way he’d catch any ladies…

        • gsx750f

          I guess if you are Valentino Rossi you can catch plenty of ladies while wearing green trash bags with yellow socks or whatever…
          It was in FP3 btw, not in qualifying.

    • jpenney

      I hate to be this guy, but I think you mean nonchalant and not nonplussed. Nonchalant means calm and relaxed. Nonplussed means stunned or bewildered.

      • Scott-jay

        Oh, man; hyphenated it and everything… : )

        • zato1414

          I thought the hyphen put it over-the-top. Hell For Leather, motorcycles and english class all-in-one!

  • Gene

    I can’t watch the video, but I did watch the BBC coverage last night and they showed this.

    They also showed Rossi’s garageful of mechanics seeing it on the circuit TV and laughing their asses off.

    The BBC also had an interview with Rossi where he ripped hell out of MotoGP and how boring the races are: “MotoGP… very difficult to stay awake”

    • NewOldSchool

      Ah, so that’s why he was slow to get up and walk over to his bike. He must have dozed off mid corner.

      • PenguinScotty

        Would make sense… Compared to the Moto3 and Moto2 races, MotoGP was rather lackluster once again.

        • AHA

          Maybe Rossi’s just getting used to being dumped on the tarmac by his Ducati? Only surprise was this time it looked like the back rather than the front.

  • roccopeterbilt

    It looks like he doesn’t have his knee down (1:01-1:02) and as a result can’t ‘feel’ how deep he’s leaned until his peg lifts the rear wheel. Am I seeing it right?