MotoGP » Rossi finger injury means Hayden gets GP12 test

A hairline fracture for Valentino Rossi means team-mate Nicky Hayden steps in to test 1000cc Ducati GP12 on Thursday.

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SOme One 46 - Unregistered

October 06, 2011 3:24 PM

How could it be an insult?

To say "Ducati will never ... ..." is a really precise words, you gotta be able to see the future..

I am just saying that it is not possible to see the future and to be 100% sure of what will happen.

And I think the way I say it is a soft way to say it, rather than saying "sh@$%&*+*fu&% you Rawdawg you just talk rubbish" (now THAT could be an insult. but this is just an example)

A 1

October 06, 2011 3:37 PM

Because you used RawDawg as a focus point in your Joke. Thats the part that I find annoying. Fair enough that Raw stated Ducati will win NOTHING EVER AGAIN. That statement is a viewpoint take with evidence this year that NO-ONE on the red weapon has got close to or is prepared to test now to find this thing that Vale used to joke about called wins. It may happen. The winning part that is, but I can't see it happening for a while. It would be nice to be proved wrong with Nicky riding it home too.

Ps, Im not Dawgs "Alter-ego", boyfriend or Parent either.

NSR500 - Unregistered

October 06, 2011 3:42 PM

@SOme One 46

It is funny watching you and a few others on this site(although it could just be one person) getting so upset and pissed with RawDawg.

You should just relax and not let people get to you.

If you have an opinion about MOTOGP and more importantly the article you comment on then just say it without attacking others.

@ A 1

To clarify, he never said anything about "never winning again".


October 06, 2011 3:43 PM

@ retiring rossi
To say " Rossi has lost his ability as a rider" is a very bold and foolish statement! It shows your true level of understanding of what's been going on this year, just because he is having a bad year on a ****ter of a bike does not make him a washed up has been. I presume if he wins a race at some point you will slate every other rider for allowing this talentless italian to get the better of, thought not.

GPFan - Unregistered

October 06, 2011 3:52 PM

Maybe there really isn't much to test and to compare to the last test in Jerez.

I don't think Casey on the Ducati would be faring much different.
When Casey won in 2007 he had nothing to do with the design of that bike he only rode it albeit to win the WC with 10 wins. From there it was down hill finishing 2nd, 4th and last year 4th, winning less every year and increasingly crashing too. When he left it he had only won 3GP's but crashed in 5 and that was the bike of Casey, he wouldn't be winning any this year but for sure crashing.
After only 13 races with this bike not 4 years of racing, Vale sits 6th this season with 4 honda's running at the front at nearly every race and Lorenso, Spies.


motomoto - Unregistered

October 06, 2011 4:18 PM

R-Dog is almost right.. Ducati won't win anytime soon, But I disagree that they will be in GP for much longer. You can be certain that Marlboro won't re-sign (without the words "Marlboro" on the fairing, it ridicules that they are there today),, so Duke WILL run out of funds.

"A1's" first post shows zero thought. How can Nicky's input be any worse than VR's. Rossi and Burgess can't tune any of the current/previous bikes and the pile of Carbon/aluminum (sub)frames piled up in the trash is getting deep. Hopefully Hayden won't be intimidated or discouraged from asking for completely different settings and specs to make it feel right for HIM. You forget that he has 50 times more miles/experience on the Duc and knows what he's doing for-sure.
I once believed that VR/Burgess were the best tuners in the game, but after almost a year, it turns out to be an exaggerated myth. Turns out that they both ONLY speak Japanese,, not Italian.

Stu - Unregistered

October 06, 2011 4:31 PM

In 2007 the Duc was a missile whilst the Yamaha was underpowered and the Honda a dogs dinner.
The opposition have caught an passed Ducati on power and the CF chassis has never given feeling.
Nobody knows if Stoner would have won on a Ducati this year but one thing is for sure he would have given his all.
Sadly I think Vale is just picking up the paycheque after finding he can't ride it.
The finger injury is just a smokescreen

A 1

October 06, 2011 4:35 PM

@MotoMoto. If you know my views on things you would realise that it's a tongue in cheek comment. Out of the two Ducati riders, Hayden is my favourite.
What was meant is that Hayden has now let himself become the sacrificial Lamb if next years season turns into a Ducati Slaughter. I meant slaughter as in the hands of Casey and Jorge to the red crew and not vice versa.

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