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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bjr - Unregistered

October 05, 2011 1:41 PM

Why should Hayden even bother trying to ride hard this year, he's been Rossi's "team-mate" before and knows the drill. He's just kicking back letting Rossi and Ducati take the flak for making a sh!t bike and he's only got to finish behind Rossi because that's all that's expected from him. He knows that if/when Rossi makes a better bike then he'll finish higher up the order, but most importantly, still behind Rossi..

Casey lit a fire under Dani's and Dovi's @rses at the first test in Valencia and suddenly the Honda (which had done sod all that season) was a fire breathing, sure thing to win the WC bike to be sitting on. His performance forced them to lift their game and stop making excuses for not winning races for Honda.

Hayden's just sitting back, waiting for Rossi to fix the bike, Casey even said that Hayden has to get on with his own race weekend and stop waiting for Rossi...

LCtanner - Unregistered

October 05, 2011 1:55 PM

Sorry aususa i dont agree.
Perhaps the only way we will really find out how good everyone is, is if the whole motogp grid was on equal machinery, not just vale and casey, everyone.
Like moto 2 perhaps ? ( with one frame supplier )
Thats really the only way we will ever know.
Why do i defend rossi ?
The same reason stoner, simo , dovi, lorenzo, spies followers defend there favourite.

skippy the famous aussie - Unregistered

October 05, 2011 1:59 PM

whats this thread got to do with stoner numptys ffs, its a good idea getting checa to test it,ok its a different beast,but hes getting off a good handling ducati,hes riding it well,(faster at some tracks than the gp bike),so he might have some idea to help improve it,better than a team manager/test rider,whos so fkn slow hes doing no good at all,and hayden hes just a pr pussi and has no clue about making a bike go fast,hes been on it long enough and done nothing to improve it,same ol we are tryin bullchit every week

Till263

October 05, 2011 3:04 PM

Checa is a better choice than vito guareschi...he's just not quick enough to push the ducati as hard as a moto gp rider..hence ducati always off the pace...except when stoner was on it (obviously)...but win it or bin it dont suit everyone...vito guareschi always off the pace in WSB and off the pace in testing

meatlovers - Unregistered

October 05, 2011 3:56 PM

ducati superbikes was so much diffrent with ducati gp12
as they use trelis frame vs frameless cf
i think checa will be suprise with gp12
hope checa can convince them that frameless cf sucks

Panigale1199S - Unregistered

October 05, 2011 4:11 PM

"Why havent they drafted in their prodical son Troy Bayliss? I would have thought Troys riding style, setup ability as well as his 'tell it like it is' attitude would be of huge benefit in fixing their dog of a bike..."

Who says they haven't done this already - privately?

RPC - Unregistered

October 05, 2011 4:48 PM
Last Edited 1077 days ago

Any rider needs a good package that fitts their riding style to perform at the maximum. That is why Casey does honda this year because honda has a great history in making good bikes. Rossi on the otherhand makes a challenge of it to make the Duc the best bike on the grid again. But it still didn't work out verry well for him but i know as the 9 times world champion that he is that at the end it will. Never count Rossi out.

SwissJudge

October 05, 2011 4:58 PM

Casey Stoner was spot on with his comparison between Ducati and HondaYamaha. A small factory cannot win all the time when bigger factories are taking all the best talent from the smaller factories. Remember the three italian experts that were bought by Honda? They came from Ducati.

Honda can also out bid others for patents. How much of Hondas intellectual property came from within? Not all.

Honda and probably Yamaha also made the switch from 1000s to 800s happen and the move back to 1000cc was done for the same reason. The switches make it almost impossible for smaller factories to compete. Suzuki should leave motoGP. kawasaki made the correct choice to leave as well.

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