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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Jim Wylie - Unregistered

March 03, 2012 8:36 AM

Ducati are clearly still as deep in the sh*t as ever. It's really hard to understand why , after a new chassis and all they've tried to throw at it, they still can't get the damn thing to handle.

casys fault - Unregistered

March 03, 2012 9:14 AM

ducati committment to what!any other factory would be at a track in italy somewhere testing like fk with a few different frame options,with their two well paid riders tryin lots of stuff,not depending on a weather hit test in sepang,and updates in may WTF,why not next week,yamaha and honda had several different frame options in sepang to test if needed,and ducati has sweet fk all to test really.melandri hayden,capirossi et al,could not ride their designs as needed to win(they sent melandri to a shrink instead of changing the bike),that shows you the pompous way these ducati designers think,stoner hauled the thing to the front and won with it(his crazy fast riding got it up there),but this filled these egotistical ducati designers heads with a false sense of, they were genius designers of racing bikes,and that attitude still exists,they need a proper racing manager in there to give them some direction,and tell them some racing truths,so blame stoner lol,for being so fkn fast,that it fo

daniel kuchnia

March 03, 2012 9:40 AM
Last Edited 1438 days ago


I dont agree with you
I hear only Rossis words: We/I dont know what is going wrong....
He is a 9 time WCH !!!

Ducati dont wanna spending money for CS, even he said what he need to be changed. Now, they spend a lot for Rossi, but hmm, you see...
Good, that they had a Panigale...

I dont know, maybe on the begining it was a superb HRC engineer, he developed a 990 RCV, than Rossi and Burges copied it to M1, now they want to copied M1 in Desmo, but Preziosi said: I know, what I do, I dont need a other ideas..

749er - Unregistered

March 03, 2012 9:57 AM


People say, "get Casey on the Ducati" because, they are giving some payback to those Rossi fans who continually undermined Stoners talent, guts and determination to get it to win races. Once it was clear Yamaha had had enough of his petty games, those same Rossi fans were calling for Rossi to take his place because, only THE DOCTOR could fix Ducatis problems. Apparently in 80 seconds.

How it has all blown up in VRs face!

My money is that he will be out of GP at the end of this season if not before. He will lose patience with Ducati. No one else will give him a factory ride, and he won't take a CRT bike.

So it will either be WSB or counting the millions he pulled put out of Ducati with no return for the team or it's fans.


March 03, 2012 10:26 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!! Casey had a reputation as a moner, complaining all the time so it was taken with a pinch of salt at the time! Casey was getting results which also meant Ducati didn't take him seriously! Valentino and Jeremy obviously also thought it was just Casey being Casey and didn't think they would have as hard a job as they are!!It has taken Ducati a long time to realise they have a serious problem that nobody seems able to sort out, so it's a shame Casey had to go through all the grief, but he didn't have the same "clout" that Valentino and Jeremy have, so he was basically ignored. Valentino is showing how bad the bike is, but it seems Ducati are clueless as to what to do about it, so everyone now knows what a bad time Casey really had!! Better late than never!!

749er - Unregistered

March 03, 2012 10:55 AM

I am no expert. I just watch the races on TV.

But been I could see how the bike was all over the place when Casey was riding it.

Rossi had a better view than anybody, he was on the same track!

Throw in Capirossi, Melandri, Hayden and all the satellite riders not getting anywhere near the front and it was obvious the bike was a dog, yet still Casey got abuse from Rossi fans.

More fool Ducati and Marlborough for not listening to Stoner.

He must laugh himself to sleep at night.

Grannie Jane - Unregistered

March 03, 2012 1:12 PM

I think it's a cultural thing. The Japanese have a better work ethic and are prepared to listen. Isn't that why Rossi went to Yamaha and not Ducati when he left Honda? They are prepared to keep improving. No bike is a 'sacred cow'. There is always room for improvement.
I think what Stoner did with the Ducati fooled us into believing it was a great bike. He asked for improvements but was called a moaner. Ducati (and we) should have paid more attention to him and also to Melandri, Loris etc.. They can't all be wrong.
Someone said Stoner should have stopped winning to make them listen. At first I agreed. Then I thought that actually they still wouldn't take any notice of him.
I think the way Ducati treated him when he was sick was shockingly disloyal and disrespectful but epitomised their general attitude. But he didn't get mad he got even and started winning for someone else!

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