MotoGP » Ducati turns the corner with new GP12

“The front-end feeling is by far the best of any Ducati I've ever ridden” – Nicky Hayden.

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motomoto - Unregistered

February 03, 2012 4:34 PM

@ true king - Rossi is the GOAT! But he made a career fatal mistake leaving Yamaha.. i.e. He drank his own cool-aid thinking that he is the same rider today as he was 10 years ago.. ,, too long riding a certain way, and now trying to ride a new way,, and when that doesn't work, Ducati throws millions at a bike "to fit the rider"? If that isn't an admission that he's been defeated buy a bike, I don't know what is. Open your eyes. This year is the same as last year. I prefer to remember VR as the best in years past,, how he destroyed Stoner art Laguna,, How he humiliated Biagi, etc. That was long ago,, and now hes on a bike that WON'T WIN for him,, must be the shoulder.

SRP - Unregistered

February 03, 2012 4:41 PM

Got to laugh at some of these comments.

The bike is brand new and already the "insightfull" (add sarcasm) are predicting Rossis' fate.

mr nobody - Unregistered

February 03, 2012 4:52 PM

lets all hope not just for Rossis' sake' but the others can ride their dukes and complete with the other satellites teams now,

As for stoner and his style on the duke credit due.

Iwonder - Unregistered

February 03, 2012 5:00 PM


So you believe that FTR designed and built the chassis,don't you think that perhaps Ducati had some input into the design.Surely they didn't leave it to FTR.
Anyway I am sure FTR are laughing all the way to the bank,at the same time thinking of the goodwill and new orders that will be generated when Rossi wins using their chassis

MotoGPfan - Unregistered

February 03, 2012 5:07 PM

I would love to see some real racing. That can happen only when all the electronics are switched off. Would separate the MEN from the boys. I would actually wonder if the likes of Hayden and Rossi didn't do well even on an ill handling ducati with electronics switched off.

herowassenna - Unregistered

February 03, 2012 5:07 PM

MclarenP, thank you for your kind praise, the feeling is mutual when i read your posts too.

aaa, why are the 3 riders in the Rossi era not given the credibilty they deserve??
I'm assuming you mean Hayden, Stoner and Lorenzo?

2006, Hayden won in Assen and the US. A lucky last minute victory b y Edwrads messing up the last corner on a Yamaha developed by a certain Rossi...
Yamaha that year also broke down, had tyre problems and effectively cost Rossi 4 races. Hayden didnt beat Rossi, the unreliability did, and yet Rossi was still in it at the end.
2007, Stoner is gifted a tyre that would destroy the opposition, on a Ducati that had a fantastic engine as well. The tyres made everyone look stupid, so Stoner was considered a particularly deserving World Champion. Where was his opposition.
Lorenzo had been beaten soundly by Rossi the previous 2 years, and in winter testing yet Rossi suffere a shoulder injury and broken leg. Came back, beat him in Malaysia, humbled him in a race in Motegi

herowassenna - Unregistered

February 03, 2012 5:14 PM

Lorenzo won the Championship without Rossi competing for alot of it.
Stoner won on a dominant Honda, who were spending huge sums for 2011, last year of 800's, whereas Yamaha idnt and Ducati were just hopeless. So again, it's an empty victory.
Thats why Stoner, Lorenzo and co want Rossi to be properly competitive, they need to beat him to get credibility, otherwise people will always point out races like BArcelona 2009, last corner over take on Lorenzo, or Laguna Seca 2008 where he shook Casey up.
Can't remember who wrote about Jerez 2011 in reply to my comment about Casey falling off whilst Rossi behind him, it may help if you look back to 2008, 09 and 10 to see what effect Rossi's mind games have on Stoner

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