MotoGP » Rossi: I’ll have to grit my teeth at Jerez

“We'll have to try and do better than we have until now” – Valentino Rossi.

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March 31, 2011 3:45 PM

Stoner is fast & he was the only one that could ride that pig. I actually think the Ducati has taught him quite a bit.
If Ducati takes their head out of their @rses, they will move to conventional designs, its too much of a risk to ride that bike to success. Stoner himself knows that.

The Duc being the most successful 800, doesnt mean much as it probably also crashed the most.
But answer this:
Lightning fast Stoner and the most successful 800 won how many world championships??


March 31, 2011 4:35 PM

Last season it took untill race 13 (Aragon) for the Duc to get onto the top step. I would assume that if Rossi can get it onto the top step before 13 races are up this year then he has done well.

Awar - Unregistered

March 31, 2011 4:42 PM

Sroner was fast on that bike, no doubt about it. But he did also have his fair share of crashes and general moans about other things...(when he didnt perform well)

I dont think we can assume that no one else can ride the Ducati...lets wait and see as we're only one race in and Rossi isnt fully fit.

Nicky Hayden can ride, but whatever bike he is on he's never gonna be in the top 3 consistently...


March 31, 2011 4:58 PM

Let me rephrase.. Noone else could ride that Ducati to a WIN last year. Talking previous years bikes. On top of that Stoner himself couldnt do it regularly. The Ducati is going to be changing, Rossi and Hayden cant ride it Stoners way SUCCESSFULLY and neither could he.
Ofcourse its different to last years bike but I thnk soon it will be a very diff bike to what Stoner rode.

Im waiting patiently.. You cant tell anything about whats going to happen, its too soon.

ooj - Unregistered

March 31, 2011 6:16 PM

Hayden is the new development rider at Ducati.
Google "guareschi hayden flex test" and a number of international sites will restate that Hayden tested the flex package (that Vito had tested) and preferred the standard, more stiff package. Vale listened to Hayden & didn't even bother trying the flex subframe.
So if neither rider wanted the Guareschi flex subframe, why did Ducati force both of them on Hayden, when they could have given him the package he preferred after testing?
If I were Nicky's manager I'd be fuming.


March 31, 2011 6:20 PM

I said it before in earlier post. THE CHANGES ARE ON THE HORIZON IF NOT ALREADY DONE! Rossi had to test the thing to find out how the bike works. Now that he has done so, even at half physical condition can out ride all of us, has made his request known. Now ducati has heard the information and under going major changes. I wouldn't be surprised at the bike now beginning to improve and put fear into the other top riders because he will be on their heels. with limited testing the Doctor will perform technical, precise surgery on the duck and re-birth a title winning bike or the top 3-5 first yr out HAHAHA

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