MotoGP » Hayden still fighting 'unstable' Ducati


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Marc - Unregistered

February 07, 2009 3:34 PM
Last Edited 2053 days ago

i think i kind of heard those statements from Melandri before :)

I hope Hayden will get a hang of the bike soon. it would be bad if he keeps
falling behind...

wallymann - Unregistered

February 07, 2009 4:28 PM

i dont understand this...so the bike is moving all over and unpredictable. does stoner's do the same thing and he just doesnt get hung up on that, or does stoner's bike behave differently?

if the latter, then just duplicate stoner's settings and the bike should settle down, no? if the former, then do what stoner does on the bike.

Ducman1198R - Unregistered

February 07, 2009 4:49 PM


Hes getting better with the GP9 his results show hes gotten faster everyday. its not bad for his 3rd time ever riding it.

Im sure Ducati will evaluate the data between Casey and Nicky and come up with a solution.

Damo - Unregistered

February 07, 2009 4:49 PM
Last Edited 2052 days ago

Got his Ass whooped by the 250cc guy Mika Kallio. Huh . Marriage made in Heaven with Hayden and Ducati. Are you kidding me. yeah the Ducati will suit him. thats what the fans say. Just another Kenny Roberts JR. In for the sponsors money.

That Dude

February 07, 2009 5:54 PM

Don't get too caught up in the test times. All they show is the rider's fastest lap, you don't know how many laps they did at that pace.Plus you don't know what kind of set up they were testing. Just as in Qualifying you can do one fast lap out of an otherwise crap day and move you up the time sheets. Nicky has shown steady improvement during the test, as long as he keeps moving forward the results will come. Hell this is only his second test on the Ducati!

zydon - Unregistered

February 07, 2009 6:34 PM

Hayden's problems is not the bike or riding style. The real problem is his English has lots of 'chatters' and a big sum of informations loss during communication with the technical crews. Perhaps, Kallio communicates better than Hayden...

Rich Merritt

February 07, 2009 6:50 PM

I'm no expert obviously but it looks to me that Stoner simply nails the throttle coming out of the corner and doesn't worry too much about the stability (trusts the bike/electronics to get on with it), whereas the other riders (Melandri and poss Hayden) don't have that trust and are intimidated and have to back off possibly. Of course Nicky's actually riding the thing, not me - so what do I know from the comfort of my living room :) :) :)

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