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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Wong Ndeso - Unregistered

January 22, 2012 6:04 PM

i reckon i almost die of boredom waiting for the season to kick off. but thanks to this thread i still have a reason to smile day in, day out.

regardless who bashes who. i believe that, like me, all of you must have a bit of a smile (or a frown) on your face reading these messages.

the countdown to the Sepang winter test (although KL has never had its winter season mind you) almost gets underway.

i personally wanna see a fierce battle and hard-earned win from this bloke, should he dominate this year again and make other riders push themselves beyond their limits, crash and burn. or Lorenzo would come back even stronger after that pinky finger didn't kill him and bring all his wrath to the track!

should who the other bloke's name is finally get there with a tamed beast... well, i dunno what to say... just change that paint job on your bike, mate. yellow is gold and red is great. but yellow and red don't look good together. seriously.

Bindun - Unregistered

January 22, 2012 7:28 PM

Stoner of course wants some competition as do we. It would be more exciting if the racers were handicapped. ie. The slower bikes start in front, faster behind.

reverse psychology! - Unregistered

January 22, 2012 7:33 PM

The slower bikes start at the front and the faster ones behind??????????????????

Hmmmm,wouldnt that make the fast boys ride slowly on purpose just to get to the front?

We would end up having a qualifying session of guys desperately trying to be the SLOWEST guy out there!

Wong Ndeso - Unregistered

January 22, 2012 8:35 PM

agreed. for training regime like which Lorenzo's dad has done to him in the past, it could be done and applied. so that the fastest guy will start from the last on the grid and make his way up by overtaking those slower ones in front of him.

but in a real race, just like what @reverse psychology said it will be a joke. the least funny joke that is.

but since there are two races in a race anyway (that is factory bikes against other factory bikes and CRT against CRT), it could be interesting to put the CRT bikes start in front of factory ones. so they will have to overtake them ONCE in a race day.

saint - Unregistered

January 22, 2012 9:18 PM

finally a rossi/motogp fan that makes sense
the speed difference between the Honda and Yamaha 1000cc version should not be an issue (800cc M1 was
still the best handling bike out there)
quit making excuses for Lorenzo/Yamaha already before
the season even begins.

27or1? - Unregistered

January 22, 2012 9:33 PM

Look at that photo of Stoner.He is thinking to himself,"Who is possibly going to be fast enough to keep up with me and make a race of it this year?"

Go Stoner,go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

billace - Unregistered

January 22, 2012 9:35 PM

I really don't get why people talk so much about Honda domination and the need to eliminate electronics to save MotoGP.

Honda won 1 800cc championship, that's 1 in 5 years.
in the 500cc era they won 7 of the last 8 with 3 different riders. That was a period of domination.

What changed was Yamaha devoted tons of money and resources and were the dominate factory in GP to take Honda out (back when the industry was booming!).

Can little Ducati do the same? CRT, just like Moto2 and NASCAR with their 'car of tomorrow" a spec machine should tighten the field but not change the finishing order too much. Tightening this field still has a few riders way out in front though...

geepyone - Unregistered

January 22, 2012 11:17 PM

casey is right those CRT just increase the number those doesnt increase the level of racing these are only roadblocks. what motogp needs is performance and competition upfront

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