MotoGP » Why Rossi and Hayden can test...

Ducati's announcement that Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden are to test next year's GP12 throws up interesting questions...

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DW - Unregistered

April 08, 2011 6:26 PM

Lets be honest, Rossi is probably the biggest single investment Ducati has made in it's efforts to go faster & win another title.

Imagine spending a few million to have his services, & then being restricted to using them for just a few days out of the 365 you're paying him.
Any rule that restricts a team using resources it is already paying for is daft, & certainly not saving the teams any money.
What is the cost difference if a contracted MotoGP rider tests the bike, or if a test rider runs the laps? Zero, which makes the restriction pointless.

2011 - Unregistered

April 08, 2011 7:26 PM

Tom Maenen.........
Were your from?
You made a mistake to.

CORECT?? what does that mean.
Do you mean CORRECT?

Sorry Tom you can't translate mine and you cant type yours right.

Funny guy. :-)

CA - Unregistered

April 08, 2011 11:07 PM

This is rubbish and will open the flood gates for all manufacturers to test next years model while really just getting extra testing for the current model.
The whole idea of restricting testing is/was to reduce costs.


April 08, 2011 11:22 PM

It's a piece of nonsense that they can't test during the season anyway. The nonsense about it being to keep costs down is lame. This is supposed to be the pinnacle of prototype racing not moped mayhem.

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