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.

Sort Comments: Oldest | Newest

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?


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.


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 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.

Page 11 of 11
« 7 8 9 10 11 

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.