MotoGP » Mattia Pasini to test Pramac Ducati.

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Mr. Ed - Unregistered

August 14, 2009 10:54 PM

@ El
Hasn't been one of the top guys - probably because the teams that have hired him have barely been able to operate, let alone improve over the course of a season. Toth isn't even going to be able to keep going this year from what I've read. Give the guy a break and lets see what he can do. His win at Mugello this year was brilliant.

Dean - Unregistered

August 15, 2009 6:41 AM

THis may be the beginning of the end for Hayden and Ducati, we already saw a similiar drama earlier in the season between Gabor Tam and Toshiyuki from Scot Honda. IF Kallio out performs Hayden over the next few races and Pasini is decent enough on the GP9 Kallio will grab Hayden's spot and Pasini will on the Cheap take the Pramac ride. Which isn't bad because let's face it Motogp needs to shed about six or seven riders who overstayed their welcome in the sport and new blood is desperately needed.


August 15, 2009 7:45 AM

Fast lad Pasini, but just like Stoner did he crashes quit a bit. The Ducati electronics have'nt got the edge that they used to have so being a future world champion is not nailed on. Why not give De Angelis a go.


August 15, 2009 7:56 AM

I think you are on the right track there. The next generation of good Moto GP riders are going to come from a 250/Moto 2 background. Riders who have the ability to get tucked in and carry a tremendous amount of corner speed.
This is why Hayden struggles in part and is also one of the reasons I don't see Ben Spies being any further up the grid, than say someone like Dovi, unless it is a mixed race.

Firmness - Unregistered

August 15, 2009 9:27 AM

Total desperation from Ducati, wouldn't be surprised to see them test every 250/125 rider before the end of the season. The bike has been stoner fied and despite his fans protestations it's a anomaly not more talent than anyone else... Preziosi has got it horribly wrong and in ther arrogance they think it's every rider that's wrong not the bike.. comical..I think Peter Sellers is testing next week... The only good thing is Casey won't leave so he can blame the bike when the Doctors find nothing wrong..oh sorry they already did... :rolleyes:

robsurrey - Unregistered

August 15, 2009 9:38 AM

Was it 2007 when he was on a 125cc Aprilia that kept breaking down? He took it quite well to begin with but eventually lost his cool, swore at it, and gave it a good kick. He took most wins that year but dnfs cost him the championship. I'd like to see him in moto gp, always thought his arm wasn't up to it. Hope the test goes well and something comes out of it.

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