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Race results from the Italian MotoGP at Mugello, round 8 of 18.

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July 03, 2011 4:28 PM

I enjoyed the race and can't fault any of them.
Very pleased for Dovi, Simmo rode great but the criticism he is getting has affected him.
Super ride by George, I said the Yams aren't finished.
Felt sorry for Casey and tyre pressure problem.
Ben good solid ride.

Rossi? The weather and lack of track time hasn't allowed him to develop the bike as he would like, but he found a full second on race day.
After 8 races :-
#1 Duc rider 2010 = 83 points.
#1 Duc rider 2011 = 91 points.
Sorry, couldn't resist it.:)


July 03, 2011 4:37 PM

"3 agree. 2 disagree.
Nobody seems to consider that last years' champion has any say in this years Championship. George is still a top rider and Ben has just proved that the Yam is still a top bike.
Posted by nebar1 (8 days ago)"

Ronny - Unregistered

July 03, 2011 4:40 PM

Good race for rossi, the bike is looking more settled. The engine did look kinda slow and did not come off the line very well either. Hopefully they will make another step forward soon.

It was quite interesting on motogp lorenzos head mechanic saying they are going back to 2010 chassis parts to try and sort the bike out. Rossi 2010 skills are still relavent in 2011 for yahama.

motogp_lover's - Unregistered

July 03, 2011 4:42 PM

there are top 5 bike "aliens" 3 honda's 2 yamaha .. that's 2011 season and those prefect bike with good setup, i can not wait to see the "duc" enter "the bike alien's"...... and it will be good racing for all season....

go!!! - Unregistered

July 03, 2011 4:47 PM

now that was a brilliant and stunning race.
i will admit,i hate JL for knocking rossi of Yamaha but that ride today left my mouth hanging open.that was the ride of a world champion.
Superb ride from dovi.he is starting to become noticed as a motogp frontrunner.
Casey was simply outriden.
Spies and sic step up a lil bit and this championship just came alive.


July 03, 2011 4:49 PM

2010 almost no developing job done (after no serious developing in 2009 year)
2011 enormous amount of job, money and resources put into the bike

so it's like 20/80 rule
with 20% factory effort Stoner gained 80% results possible thru the 3 years (in 2007 was WDC so did 100%)
with 80% effort Rossi gains 20%
no sugesting anything, just pure comparisons and facts.

motogp_fan - Unregistered

July 03, 2011 5:09 PM

I think none of manufacturers who just want to make the bike just for one person because it will hurt the company, to be clear ducati wanted to make a bike that can be ride by all the racer for the future will be very detrimental ducati may not even have a rider or team who wants to use satellite ducati engine, because it is impossible stoner will race forever, and now it's time to learn to build a ducati motorcycle and develop motor for all riders, who had joined together stoner ducati may be less analyze weaknesses on the bike, he's not wrong here stoner natural racers are very fast and it is not in doubt. on the other hand the newly joined rosi ducati was found that their bike less developed motor in detail and it this also complained of by the stoner until he decided to move to Honda team, and the decision is appropriate.

I think to compare the two drivers is not very rational and very silly, because these two drivers have different characters with different skill advantages as we


July 03, 2011 5:17 PM

@ ebaums. I'm not sure you are right about your 2010/2011 comparison.

Casey himself admitted he had lost confidence in 2010 and didn't get it back untill towards the end of the year. The fact that he could win at the end of the year on an undeveloped bike proves the point.

Rossi on the other hand has been trying to sort the Duc into a more stable bike (which is what he was employed to do) and isn't doing too badly.

I wouldn't know which of the 2 is the better rider unless they were given a Suzuki each for a weekend.


July 03, 2011 5:27 PM

Stoner lost out to Lorenzo and Dovi, but he did learn something new about the Honda and how it's tyres respond to unusually high track temperatures. So, next time he'll know what to do when faced with the same conditions.
And as far as developing the bike goes, he's learned a heck of a lot by trying to find solutions to Ducati's front end problems. In hindsight, he looks like a genius with his performance in the second half of last year as compared to a certain 80-second crew which has been groping in the dark for a long time this year.

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