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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bridgestone - Unregistered

October 05, 2011 12:32 PM

just like now with rossi, Ducati did not listen to stoner!
preziozi made the bike with no rider info, ducati is a real computer bike.

now with rossi its still a computerbike, have they listen to him? Rossi said : I dont know what to do anymore.....
looks like Ducati wasnt listening to Rossi or Burgess!!
Preziozi does what he think is good nothing more nothing less.
Maybe if they had listen to Casey and now Rossi and burgess it would have been something.
I realy hope Ducati does what they always have done so i can lmao.
always thought it was ducati with a great bike but now we all know it was all along STONER. riding around all the problems Ducati have.


October 05, 2011 12:35 PM

Surprised Ducati hasn't brought back Bayless
as they have in the past. The WSBK's twin engine and steel cage frame has shown it to be an amazingly durable formula against hopped up Japanese road bikes but I can't see how Checa would be of much help with the GP bike.


October 05, 2011 12:39 PM


I would say that when Casey was onboard things were fine, Nicky was much faster last year and had alot of top five finishes and looked more comfortable on the bike. Then we have the Casey developed gp10s that quite often mix it up with the never "improved" factory bikes. Not bashing Vale or anything, just trying to prove that Casey did a hell of o job.

@ everyone who says that letting checa test is pointless

He's faster than the other test riders, he is available. To me it seems like Ducati need all the help they can get. Smart move I would say.

the truth - Unregistered

October 05, 2011 12:48 PM

@ engine,

looking at this years results with the truck loads of money they have and the 'best' bike developers in the world as well as Casey's past front end problems do you think that maybe there is a fundamental design flaw with the bike.

No rider input and 'development' is going to fix a bike with design flaws.

If there are no major flaws the development dream team of Rossi and JB should have had it sorted by now.

Once again stop blaming Casey for the mess Ducati are in.

LCtanner - Unregistered

October 05, 2011 1:04 PM

How I wish Casey Moaner can test that Bike. Then we will know how fast that Duke can go and how good is the bike to Yam..

Posted by wlrone... Good idea wlrone.

Then we put rossi on the honda then we will know how fast that bike can go.
This from two wheels blog...

So when Preziosi says to an Italian sports daily that “absurdly I'd like to see Stoner ride our new machine (2012) and see what he thinks” you're bound to get some sort of backlash, and it didn't take long for a piqued Rossi, who has basically kept his cool under the difficult circumstances retort with “I'd also be happy if Stoner tried it, but then I'd like to try the Honda.”

tedd - Unregistered

October 05, 2011 1:08 PM

This is the equation:

* The bike HAD potential.

* Yes it had flaws...what prototype doesn't.

* Presiossi had limited funds to develop the bike. He was given a budget and the team got a couple of bikes for the year...NO UPGRADES.

* The bike called for a rider with supreme FEEL.

* If the MANAGEMENT laid out the RESOURCES it has now to Presiossi WITH Stoner they may well have succeeded and produced something that all the other makes would have to follow.

* Now they will never know because the design path has been ripped in a hundred directions and you have a rider who CANNOT adapt.

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