MotoGP » Ducati: Our focus and commitment will be rewarded

"In Malaysia we have not finished in a position inline with our original target, but this was also due to some back luck" - Filippo Preziosi.

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February 28, 2011 5:33 PM
Last Edited 1888 days ago

Sooner or later Elvis Presliosi will start singing the blues... They had all winter to get things sorted and so far, nothing postive to show. Time's running out!
No more name calling.


February 28, 2011 5:35 PM

Damage control. It has been pointed out elsewhere that Chucka's WSB pole at PI would have put him on the front row at the 2010 MotoGP race there. Clearly some out of the box thinking is in order.

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February 28, 2011 5:41 PM

From what riders and team members are saying Ducati situation seems to be very worrying indeed. However, the fact that Vale and Nicky posted the exact same time and the fastest Ducati was a non-factory bike, really raises somes questions on wheter they are so lost that satelite bikes are quicker, or they are just not showing their game yet.
As much as this sounds like conspiracy theory, one must admit that is so very like Rossi way...


February 28, 2011 6:01 PM

I have no feedback,but as this is the topic,let's stick to it. Old news. Franco doing 80+ laps at 3 or 4 seconds off the Jerez standard race pace,proving and testing what ?
No doubt Ducati are trying to maximise every opportunity available re GP 2011 and correctly so.
So are HRC and Yamaha right now.Suzuki too.
I hope they come up with some solutions soon,because the sport needs them to be in the frontline mix.
Regrettably,in my humble opinion,the rider they had access to in the glory days is not in their camp anymore...Stolen from under their noses.
Suppo and HRC must be laughing their bloody heads off whilst Battaini enjoyed a day or two in the South of Spain....all expenses paid.


February 28, 2011 6:03 PM

I bet there is much frantic work going on behind closed doors at Ducati right now.If they are not showing their game plan yet then they had better think about showing it soon because what we are seeing so far is not good.I for one hope that they do get the bike sorted but they seem to be leaving it to the last minute!
Gamesmanship or panic? decide.


February 28, 2011 6:17 PM

@KTM Ken.Please don't knock Prezziosi. Without him there would be no D16L GP bike to bitch about.
The parting of the ways of racing success was not his doing by a country mile.
Ducati made a few fundamental mistakes when they were swamped with Stoner's success.They figured the bike was bigger than the rider.HRC have apparently learned it.Yamaha always knew it and Ducati are finding out.


February 28, 2011 6:29 PM
Last Edited 1888 days ago

Southerner, do you really think Mr. P is the only one at Ducati who can design a bike? You can't make the claim his design is superior to what another Ducati engineer could have come up with. I've waited all winter to see what improvements Ducati would come up with, only to see that they are still on their back foot. At least Rossi has the guts to say that "we are very worried" while we get more kumbaya from ******.
Edited out name calling.

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