MotoGP » Rossi, Hayden to test 2012 Ducati

Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden to get first ride on 2012 Ducati at Jerez.

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A 1

April 08, 2011 11:16 AM

Arthur, you understand the point being made by McCarthy.. It's who you're not allowed to ridicule that he's upset about.

McCarthy, do as I do and only refer to him with the highest of respect as the keyboard can't see my tongue in cheek RESPECT to the greatest thing to happen to racing since the end of the boring Doohan domination years. Without him this game won't be worth watching. We should be grateful for this living spectacle.

The Kenlucky Kid - Unregistered

April 08, 2011 11:28 AM

"I think there will be sliding for sure you talking 250hp on lightweight motorbikes, what electronics can control that?? If they don't bring back a bike that entertains the crowd why bother? Posted by moto2 rules "
A.The new rule is NOT to make the racing more "entertaining" it is to make it more "affordable" and "easier" for non-factory teams to be competitive. Moreover,machines like the Harris bike would now be legal.
B.Regarding electronics. It is not about the power, but about power delivery. The 990s will be easier to control with the electronics than 800 for self evident reasons - except perhaps to you (and others).

C.Anyone that thinks there will be more sliding, dream on.However on non-factory bikes with less sophisticated electronics it may be the case.


April 08, 2011 11:54 AM

IF that is the real Kenlucky then well done, a good post and not slagging Nicky.
If it is not, then you need a better tag to pinch.

Rossi is not resting his shoulder I take it, unless he is planning on making it rain of course.

A 1

April 08, 2011 12:09 PM

Nebar1 thats why Vale ride it today to point in the right direction and Nicky has the MAN work tomorrow of pushing til it folds so poor old Nicky gets the physical hiding and not Vale?

TerryP - Unregistered

April 08, 2011 12:09 PM

If I was Rossi or Hayden I'd want Guareschi and Battaini to keep well away from the new 1000cc bike ! When Rossi and Burgess deveoped the 800cc Yamaha the end result was a sweet handling bike, great on the brakes and a planted front end when Vito and Franco developed the 800 Ducati the end result was a camel that handled like a rhinocerous on a wet clay bank . Vale and Jerry's major hurdle is getting the Test Rider ( now Team Manager ! ) to admit he took the bike in the wrong direction, then getting Ducati to swallow its pride and listen to how to make the bike handle .

get a grip - Unregistered

April 08, 2011 12:22 PM

Rossi and Burgess the development masters need the extra time. I feel with this extra 'development' they should easily be able to finish up firmly behind the Suzuki and destroy the last bit of credibility the Ducati racing team has.
I think the post about training wheels being deleted shows where crash's heart lies.


April 08, 2011 12:23 PM

2007 ducati was miles ahead of the rest at the start of season thanks to the development done by vitto and co. all through 2006. I think Honda and yamaha have learnt there lesson and won't get caught out this time. Only bad news for the japs is that the tsunami has cut all factory's production by 50%

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