MotoGP » Rossi: Ducati going in right direction with GP12

The former champion was aboard a developing version of the Ducati GP12, just over a month after first riding the machine in Spain.

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fan - Unregistered

May 27, 2011 2:10 PM

I am positive that the ducati is headed in the direction that Rossi has requested, and they are in fact for the first time listening to their riders.

Even if it was crap, they wouldn't say it was crap. It would be funny to read a press release stating:

"We totally fvcked up. Next season is going to be a disaster."

Actually, that could be Suzuki's press release for the past seven years.


May 27, 2011 2:16 PM

Interesting regarding the test riders. A great test rider is not necessarily a great racer and visa versa. A test rider needs to be extremely consistent and have excellent communications skills. Racing skill is not as important.

shamarone - Unregistered

May 27, 2011 5:19 PM

re: "They are totally focused for 2011... Development is progressing now for the current bike as well"

i believe it was someone named chuck-D who once said... "don't believe the hype"...

shamarone - Unregistered

May 27, 2011 5:28 PM

re: "Where are the Dorna or FIM inspectors making sure this isn't a 2011-2012 hybrid with the intention to develop parts to reverse the embarrassment Rossi has endured so far?"

no worries, they're not pissin' away vast sums of euro's on kit to be scrapped. despite appearances, borgo panigale simply does not have the resources for such "flights of fancy" during a recession.

DJS - Unregistered

May 28, 2011 11:44 AM

I disagree......the inspectors do their jobs behind the you see the inspectors before every race ? They do their work. shamarone,looks like you are a Lrenzo-Stoner fan

shamarone - Unregistered

May 30, 2011 12:59 PM

re: "shamarone,looks like you are a Lrenzo-Stoner fan"

no cigar, too myopic. more accurately i pride myself on being an economic supporter of the niche industry that is motorcycling (as if there's an industry more worthy?:)) and an advocate for motorcycling's sub-niche and promotional arm... ie. roadracing.

shamarone - Unregistered

May 30, 2011 1:08 PM

re: "i dont care what happens this season... as a rossi fan.. i want him to win one last final championship before retiring.. that would be the best .!!!"

by the powers invested in me i officially grant the motorcycling award for "proper attitude and spirit" to this lad... :)

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