MotoGP » Checa to test GP12 for Ducati?

The Spaniard would be the ideal solution for Ducati in its efforts to maintain a consistent development curve on the GP12.

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Mayhem - Unregistered

October 05, 2011 11:00 AM

Stupid rules... Let imagine the situation: Factory rider (for example Dovi) get fired from Honda and from Moto Gp. Then he can sign for TenKate in WSBK and after New year he CAN test new Honda RC213V like non contracted rider every day if they want so. Honda will give him big check but contrary get 20-30 days of testing from rider which is very familiar with that kind of bike and of course very valuable data and informations.
I'm sure that rules abt. testing have a lot of holes in the structure (we already watch that in DUC-ROSS situation).

Engine - Unregistered

October 05, 2011 11:01 AM

That's not true.

Ducati obviously won't bring the GP12 to Malaysia or Phillip Island. The after Valencia GP tests do not count in the 8 test days, so Rossi can test the GP12 once, before Valencia. But even if they had the full allocation, he could still only test before the Valencia GP, because there is no time for more.

Jules W.

October 05, 2011 11:12 AM


See Morphine's comment. This was also reported by GPone.
I forgot where I read this, but Troy did test the 1199 on Mugello, and I read somewhere that there was a possibility that he would throw a leg over the gp12..

times up - Unregistered

October 05, 2011 11:48 AM

Absolute waste of time.....same as Vito testing....absolutely useless.

They need someone super fast or its a waste of time all round.

Even the current Ducati riders if they were able to test are either too old or just not good enough.

The ONLY way they could prove the worth of the cf framed gp12 is to get Stoner to test it. There is no one else good enough in the world.

If it was rubbish proceed with the twin spar, no doubt there was a flaw in that frame somewhere.

May as well just go with the twin spar that even average guys can give feed back other option.

Usually have a lot of time for carlos but even at his ripe old age just shows you can get wrapped up in your own hype.. Why he thinks he's suddenly a lot better than Spies whose about 8th in motogp is beyond me.. silly old fool..

As with Checa, for those wanting to see Casey on a ducati , you have the last two years.. We've seen Casey's best and that was before honda had a good bike!!, god only knows how far down he'd be this year, outside the top 5 for def..

BillAce - Unregistered

October 05, 2011 12:29 PM

I can't see this helping. Back in 03 Checa crashed often on a bike he was unable to find a setup on the very adjustable M1 chassis. he never got along with the new chassis. I remember one of JB's first comments was that the Yamaha chassis had too many variables and once they found a good base setup for Rossi they welded things in place. Rossi found a setup he liked but Checa couldn't get near his 2002 form, Rossi won the title while Checa couldn't get back on the podium.

I don't see how he can be very helpful to Ducati, not to mention he spent 1 year, long ago on an 800 before the electronics were at the leve4l of today and he doesn't have the skill to compete with JLo, Stoner, Pedrosa so 'his' data won't get the extra tenths they need.

Maybe Rossi & JB should have used the same strategy as 2004 and established a base setup instead of throwing new parts into the mix every week.

Engine - Unregistered

October 05, 2011 12:32 PM

the truth - Then stop praising Stoner for qualities he doesn't have (developing a bike).

BTW, he should have started saying - this is not the direction - in 2008, not in 2010.

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