MotoGP » Rossi: Ducati front-end feeling 'not far' from Honda

“The turning of Yamaha is still better, because I think it is the best bike for that. Compared to the Hondas - it was a long time ago - but now I think we are not so far” – Valentino Rossi.

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Tired - Unregistered

February 02, 2012 12:00 PM

I wonder why they don't have chatter? I know Rossi is some sort of ambassador or official tester for Bridgestone, but I wouldn't want to suggest some sort of conspiracy now...

bth tony - Unregistered

February 02, 2012 12:01 PM

All looks good and close so far. However two things Casey is still in a class on his own and second what are they doing letting bikes out that are 10 seconds off the pace. The fast lads will find them just dangerous.

McLarenP - Unregistered

February 02, 2012 12:02 PM

FTR must be pleased they can produce a better chassis than Ducati ever could.

Pity they'll never get full credit for it though.

Still only as good as an old Honda it seems.

ole Honda - Unregistered

February 02, 2012 12:05 PM

"Still only as good as an old Honda it seems."

Actually it's not as quick as an old Honda that had a 200cc defecit. Stoner the only man to beat last years 800 time.
Hopefully Ducati can close the gap, however in recent seasons the Ducati could circulate comfortably 1 sec off the pace, it was only when pushed at ten tenths that the problems manifested themselves

CRT FURURE - Unregistered

February 02, 2012 12:06 PM

Eduard from 10 sec off pace to 4 sec, who say CRT bike aint fast, and this in only 3 day testing with a injury rider, i bet when hes is fully recover the gap reduce to 1,5sec or 2 sec for the first year of CRT not bad

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