MotoGP » Worst Mugello qualifying for downbeat Rossi

"We expected to go better at Mugello, and instead we struggled here as well" – Valentino Rossi.

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victorfrey - Unregistered

July 02, 2011 8:51 PM

it's not possible,it's ajoke,if you take off the motogp world champion,abraham barbera cruchtlow edwards dovi simoncelli spies i mean all these guys use to take "30seconds from rossi in the race last year.and now what.i see the teaser of the new 1198 ducati superbike which seems very nice but when i see the motogp race i no longer want to buy it..and the gpducati is not a beautiful machine it looks like a beluga,it is competition give us a racing bike design,common ducati the bike with the carenage looks like the same than the mv agusta of agostini 50 years ago.when you go to war you must have a the killing machine not a beluga

ted11.1 - Unregistered

July 02, 2011 8:59 PM

I can save Ducati a lot of time with development.... ditch the carbon 'stressed airbox'frame design for a more convential set-up. The horse power of the engine is probably the same as, if not more than the Yamaha. If they haven't found a front end solution by now then they never will. Everyone uses Ohlins forks, so it can't be the suspension, gearbox good, braking stability seems up to scratch so it leave the chassis. Typed this before reading the post by Engine but mirror everything said.

motomark - Unregistered

July 02, 2011 9:12 PM

Tough year for the boys in red. They're 4th and 5th in the championship (I think?) and that doesn't seem so bad, but they're way off race winning pace.
I'm big fan of both Rossi and Hayden and I hope they sort things out for next year.


July 02, 2011 9:14 PM
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"This is also comparable with the 2006, matter-fact 5 years ago was even worst,"


By this time in 2006 Val had already won 3 races and this year he's been no where near even winning 1. So how in the world was it even worst in 2006?

motomark - Unregistered

July 02, 2011 9:19 PM

@RawDawg... I think they are trying to adapt the bike to Rossi, but so far they haven't got it right. I'm hoping they will.
But I also think you are right, Rossi will have to adapt too. The Ducati is a different animal and so far Stoner is the only one to tame it.

blah - Unregistered

July 02, 2011 9:31 PM

If Hoffman is correct about Rossi being slower on the 1000cc bike than the top guys on 800cc bikes were today, Rossi will have to start riding the Ducati like Stoner did. Otherwise Rossi won´t win a dry MotoGP race for the rest of his career.


July 02, 2011 9:37 PM

I honestly think they should scrap the CF chassis and go back to steel trellis or aluminum. If not for the very simple reason of being able to make frames more quickly and deal with alterations. There is a reason that no other manufacturer uses a CF chassis.


July 02, 2011 9:45 PM

Eh, Daniella. The Aprilia was already the best after years of Biaggi, Harada and Capirossi. The Honda was already the best after years of Doohan. The RCV was already on the design table before Rossi came and the Yamaha profited from Furusaway pushing the crossplane crank the winter before Rossi signed.

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