MotoGP » Vote for the best MotoGP rider of 2010!

We've had our say on the stars of MotoGP 2010 - now it's your turn to have yours'. We want to know who you rate as the heroes of the season in the premier class. To cast your votes, read on...

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clustrfk - Unregistered

November 27, 2010 7:07 PM

Val had a bone sticking out of his leg and missed four races this year..remind me why Casey didn't beat him for third? oh that's right..he kept falling off his bike, like he always does when the pressure is on and the racing is for championships as opposed to BMWs or gold watches.
..kin lightweight.



"Guareschi told that Ducati's engineering guru Filippo Preziosi was working on new parts for the Desmosedici, including narrower front forks and more flexible triple clamps, all aimed at improving the feedback from the Ducati's front end, which was the area which Rossi had complained most about at the Valencia tests. This has long been the weakness of the Desmosedici, the front tire needing to be pushed very hard before it is up to temperature and providing the necessary grip and feedback, and it looks like being the area which Preziosi and his engineering department are focusing on most of all."

I'm thinking of downgrading Preziosi's *GURU* status after this, didn't Stoner have to scrounge around the spare parts bin and use last years smaller forks to get some feel? Great to see Flo steer the GURU to the real problem.

Guru in hiding - Unregistered

November 28, 2010 12:23 AM

Ducati have had data from this problem as far back as the first round in Quatar. So the engineers have had on the limit data for this problem for EVERY round from both riders who suffered from it. They then develop the new gp11 chassis and bike for testing at Valencia with the same flaw built onto it.
What is going on in that shed? Are they really that stupid to design the gp11 with the same flaw OR did they not respect their riders? Did they think Rossi would show they were right and ride around it?
Ducati won't get engineer of the year thats a given.

Bob Buttamasangy

November 28, 2010 5:30 AM

We've seen it before! A lot of blokes who were Harley fanatics have given the marque the flick for older english bikes again (gluttons for punishment?) in the last few years. Plenty of money in the last 10 years allowed the yuppies and dreamers to realise their childhood dreams of being the neighbourhood bad boy, complete with carefully aged vest with boutique badges and fancy tassles! Haha...
Now the Fangirl influx wanting to own 'Flo's bike' will have the duc purists seething with contempt, knowing that all the new models will just be rebadged and painted Yammy R1's. 1098 Duc, the new Ferrari F40!
Elvis Presleyosi....Genius! hahaha hahaha ha hahahaha haha hahahahaha hahahaha hahahaha haha hahahahaha ha...

guru - Unregistered

November 28, 2010 6:04 AM

"He said a big attraction of moving to Ducati was the opportunity to work with the Bologna factory's engineering genius Filippo Preziosi"

"The potential of the Ducati now is quite good and similar to Yamaha. Maybe the M1 is a bit better. I change from a better bike to a little bit worse bike, but not a big difference."

That little bit of difference is the front end which they haven't overcome in 2 years. I'm sure Bargear5e will learn quite a few Italian swear words over the coming months working with these egghead powerhouse's.

. Lucifer

November 28, 2010 6:09 AM

Ducati will have the problem sorted next year,
Ezpeleta will make sure of that!!

They will find a way of getting heat into those front tires, the only problem will be that the other manufacturers will be complaining that Bridgestone fronts are way too soft for their bikes.

Just wait and see.

kocinskis double - Unregistered

November 28, 2010 6:21 AM

"You guys really think Ducati have a handle on that bike. WTFE. Ducati were blessed by someone who rides over the limit consistently with out falling down as much as a mortal would"..pure moist roo skin undie talk you fangirl..have you been watching the same season?

Stoner was fastest in Qatar at the final pre season test. He got pole in QP and set the fastest lap of the race and we didn't here a ****y bird about the front until he stacked it trying to gap Rossi early and while heavy in the race
Who was the biggest improver on the Duke this year?
Why did Caseys results get worse over his four year stretch as No.1?
Why does he do better when the season is lost, late on?
Fast but fragile..he'll come apart like a cheap watch next year, same as usual.

Bear - Unregistered

November 28, 2010 6:43 AM

Between Caramelo, Bridgestone, billions in sponsorship dollars and a cleared ducati engineering workshop, if another rider wins next year he won't half earn it.
But thats what the flo fangirls expect for their man. *A level playing field*.....ha, ha, ha,
maybe they should restrict all other teams to riding one handed....especially as flo gets older.


November 28, 2010 1:06 PM

I personally think Ben Spies was the best rider this year, He may not have won the Championship but for a rookie on a satellite bike he was amazing he scored 176pts and compared to JL99's 190pts in his rookie season on a factory bike while having road most if not all the tracks in the 2500cc class it really is a stunning performance

truth hurts sometimes - Unregistered

November 28, 2010 3:21 PM

best rider of 2010 has to be Lorenzo, how many races did he fail to start or finish?
cannot give it Rossi....guy could not even get through practice without falling off
to finish first................first you have to finish!!
and to finish have to start
sorry but in real world "ifs" dont count!
Pip Pip

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