MotoGP » Stoner hoping for competitive Ducati in 2012

The Australian feels it will be a substantial boost for MotoGP if Ducati prove capable of challenging Honda and Yamaha for victories in 2012.

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ditch_the_computers - Unregistered

January 22, 2012 10:57 AM

I'm not sure (and nobody can be until after the first few races) if CRT is the right way to go, but with gigantic bike manufacturers pulling out because they can't afford to compete something has to be done.

Bikes that cost millions of pounds each to make are ridiculous. I say ditch ALL of the electronic trickery and put the man (rider) back in charge. That would save several million straight away. Lets go back to engineers making winning bikes, not over paid computer geeks.

ja - Unregistered

January 22, 2012 11:19 AM

the reason why honda had to test 12 frames was that they didn't have valentino onboard to test the right 1
ducati claim that this years bike is all rossi imput ??? see as the ducati camp has kept there powder very dry i like the rest of you motogp fans think that we may just be in for a good season and lets face it we need it what with everything else that is happening in the world. looking forward to the new season , hoping its not an orange blur

mick - Unregistered

January 22, 2012 2:21 PM
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Stoner is speaking honestly as usual and the truth is he speaks perfect sense.
Some on here will never be happy however,no matter what he says.
Sad really.

FRED1 - Unregistered

January 22, 2012 2:27 PM

We've already seen Stoner and rossi on the same bike. Stoner had his three wins, multiple podiums and multiple fastest laps and front row starts.

rossi on the same bike got??? one gifted podium, no front row starts, no other podiums, no fastest laps, just no darn good imho. Blamed the bike for HIS failures. A whiner if there ever was one.

I've never read one complaint about Ducati (the factory/firm/engineers) from Stoner ever.

Marc - Unregistered

January 22, 2012 2:49 PM

Stoner was dead righwith his CRT comments.They will be nothing but mobile road blocks who will ruin the races.Who wants to bet that they will be lapped at the very first race of the season?

DaveL - Unregistered

January 22, 2012 3:43 PM

I think Stoner's comments are genuine...

If you look objectively at the field ---- as it stand sit a two maker series Honda and Yamaha.

Last year the field was small, this year smaller (assume the CRT bikes will be filler).

Without up front it will be a weirdly dull and predictable season.

They should have gone straight to CRT - this half way move will not pay off

Filippo - Unregistered

January 22, 2012 4:44 PM

Nobody smashed up my beautiful masterpiece on a regular basis the way Casey did. I really miss that guy...

Nicky and that other guy are rubbish, trying to stay on track for the duration of a race. Pfffttt...

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