MotoGP » Ducati 'working non-stop in all areas'


“We have three different groups of designers - engine, chassis and electronics - all are working non-stop, so for sure we will continuously supply new parts in all these areas” - Filippo Preziosi.

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Dave - Unregistered

March 05, 2012 6:19 AM

@pete: "I hope you are right about sandbagging but i dont think its that,vale looks tired and puzzled,needs a good final test and hopefully the doctor will be back!the sport is not the same without the goat battling with stoner,lorenzo and pedrosa come on guys get it together!!!!!!!!!"

To the contrary, I, along with many others, who have been passionate followers of this sport since the early '70s, and God willing will still be here in 20 year's time, don't give a rats @rse whether Rossi is around or not, no player has ever been bigger than the game.

Dave - Unregistered

March 05, 2012 6:49 AM

"@ 749er and mick - You have to keep it going don't you!! Nobody realised how bad the bike was when Casey was complaining - nobody!!" by the REAL McLarenP

Hallelujah brother, you have got religion!

Calvin _

March 05, 2012 7:49 AM

With limited resources, this means that this work is compromised as the effort needs to be spread and who knows if each area is working in the same direction and will be compatible with other areas?

realfan

March 05, 2012 11:21 AM

@ shamarone
It's quite clear I was referring to a fresh approach which was markedly different from preziosi's, as preziosi's was clearly not working.

As for the design of the panigale, when you say that this concept goes over the layperson are you including all the ducati moto gp technicians who couldn't get the gp bike to work with that design. We must all fall into the layperson category if that's your rational.

Pam

March 05, 2012 8:32 PM

Ducati are out of control and probably always have been. Only Stoner has been able to get to speed on that bike and only then at considerable risk to himself. They should be working on next years bike at this stage, not trying salvage another bad season. They are at least a couple of years away from getting back to sharp end.

Catch Up - Unregistered

March 10, 2012 2:09 AM

For anybody interested check this out...Ducati 1199 Panigale RS - Race Ready Superbike....at youtube.
It is what will run at the BSB championship.
They are definetly working in all areas.

Tanner Cortes - Unregistered

March 11, 2012 3:53 AM

Here's a new theory, one that was employed by Ducati in 2006 when they developed the GP7. They are sandbagging it. Their new bike is so damned fast that they don't want the other factories to know.

Valentino was able to produce laptimes effortlessly in Ducati's first test that they decided to slow their pace at Sepang as not to give any notice that their GP12 is AWESOME!!!!.

I'm probably very wrong of course, but wouldn't it be sweet if it were true?

Chop Chop - Unregistered

March 13, 2012 2:50 PM

I'm a bit sad for Rossi when I saw Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies were enjoying party with 50 sponsors. I don't know how many sponsors Ducati Team has.
I don't want Rossi to end up on uncompetitive Ducati Bike. Ducati won 2007 championship because of engine rule changed. In 2006, Ducati had already built 20 800CC engines with various specifications. Ducati was upper hand in 2007 MotoGP Championship and won.
No way for Ducati bike can win Championship within 3 years time.
Now the MotoGP Championship is between Honda vs. Yamaha if you hate or like Japanese Bike.
Some of Motor Sport Writers really hate Japanese Bike dominating in MotoGP and described Japanese Bike as plastic machine by Auto Sport writer.
Whatever reason I don't want our one of the greatest riders fake away on uncompetitive bike any way.

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