MotoGP » Ducati explains Desmosedici GP10, 'big bang' return.

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Mojo Jojo

January 14, 2010 7:25 AM

Sounds like it's going to be a thunder of a bike.

Can't help but wonder whether it will be more friendly to more riders, or if they will simply let Casey be the only one who can tame the monster.


January 14, 2010 8:58 AM

Glad to see have edited the 'stoner big bang' story from yesterday when it claimed the 2010 Ducati will have more power..It won't, and it may be we see a change in the usual status quo through the speed trap.
If they find what they are looking for, a reduction in the combustion to inertial torque ratio, plus get the best intake/exhaust harmonics possible, the bike will have a better 'rear wheel connection' be easier to ride and probably faster around the track.
Everyones talking about Spies being the 5th alien, Stoner big upped Nickys chances at the launch yesterday and I reckon he could be right..

Bob Buttamasangy

January 14, 2010 9:22 AM

Interesting! I can't help but think that the closed firing order wouldn't suit Stoner having seen the way he spins that screaming b1tch up around the track, and I hope it doesn't take away from the spectacle! 20 of the 21 wins! Not a good thing for duc but certainly not Stoners job to develop an all rounder.
As much as I'm not a duc fan (probably all the slicked up yuppies who've never explored past 3rd gear!), it looks the business, but from this angle, I reckon I've seen a few hairy neanderthals with less rake on their two wheeled tractors! Maybe a set of apehangers would look the goods! haha.
More importantly, will the lap times stagnate, while WSBK times improve? Time will tell.

Dray - Unregistered

January 14, 2010 10:01 AM

If you cant beat them join them. WTF happened to all the talk from 2007 to 2009 with all this $hit about other manufacturers playing catch up...carbon fibre chassis my a$$. Aerodynamic settings, 19000 rpm and a greater than 330 kmh top speed, advanced lubricants and fuels, desmodromic actuation of its 16 valves.

WTF happened. 2 years of losing, main rider gone mental...took fishing trip when he suppose to be riding for a championship. WTF happened!!!!

If you cant beat them join them...right!!!

Abhi - Unregistered

January 14, 2010 10:33 AM

So.... Mr. Furusawa's call on the screamer is proving to be right. Wonder how much of this change is dictated by Honda's attempt to hire Stoner away from Ducati.


January 14, 2010 10:48 AM

Domenicalis enthusiasm for the new engine rule and it's benefit to production bikes could indeed be a cue for the bell ringer to get warmed up..
If the FIM don't get Dorna, Infront and the manufacturers round the same table, to agree a way forward for SBK and GP, that ensures there is a clear gap between them, both on the track in terms of laptimes as well as technically, you may see Bobs ape hangers and a nice, tassled K&Q seat, in Corse's catalogue of official extras for the Desmosedici RR. :) :D :p

The Morgue

January 14, 2010 11:47 AM

That's a beautiful machine, it was impressive to see how fast Stoner adapted to the new firing order, I'm curious what it will do to tyre life over a race distance.
O, and engine life too, the new variable this year...

chris - Unregistered

January 14, 2010 12:08 PM

I thought Moto Gp bikes were suppose to be the cutting edge state of the art prototypes. Now we are heading towards endurance racing rules. No chance of modification or developement with only 6 engines per season?. If they want to run these engines to the edge why don't they give us 2 races per meeting like W.S.B and then they might also give the paying public - spectator some value for Money!

gomez - Unregistered

January 14, 2010 12:14 PM

oh dear Dray's having another anti Stoner/Ducati rant. A bit of jealousy there me thinks. Dont worry dray, I'm sure one day you'll have success in something you aspire to do, then you wont be so bitter about others who are successful competitors in an elite sport.


January 14, 2010 1:43 PM
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If you guys can recall, Ducati's 990 bike had big bang firing order. It was stated on another site the the switch back to big bang was to make the bike more rideable. Domenicali states that the screamer allowed for maximum power but sacrificed rideability.

All the other manufactures have looked at the screamer set up but all have concluded that the bang bag firing order proves better traction. Kawasaki kicked the screamer idea around their last year but stuck with what they had.

Does anyone know if the screamer set up produces more revs? If so maybe this is also to extend the life of the engine with the new engine rules of only using 6 engines. Anyone?

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