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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???? - Unregistered

March 03, 2012 1:28 PM


See how long who takes to respond to what? Ducati have been responding to Rossi for over a year now, what the hell are you on about?

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

March 03, 2012 2:01 PM

I am not a fan of Rossi or Stoner - or any rider come to that - I am a fan of them all because I am a fan of racing and for me it is best to see as many competitive bikes on the grid as possible.

Racing bikes are complex machines and it is easy to take a wrong turning during development. Sometimes the engineers don't understand and can't get it right - this has happened many times over the decades to all the manufacturers and it looks like that is what has happened now at Ducati.

2352345 - Unregistered

March 03, 2012 2:06 PM

See how long who takes to respond to what? Ducati have been responding to Rossi for over a year now, what the hell are you on about?
Posted by ???? - Unregistered


Ducati is responding A YEAR LATER, when they changed the bike. They don't even wanted to change it until phillip morris guy tell them to give the pilot the bike he wants and start to lisent to him.
A YEAR dude, a year. That's how Ducati work, always too late. They are amateurs, the japanese had resoved the ploblem long time ago because they know about this stuff.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

March 03, 2012 2:11 PM

So if Ducati can't sort the bike quickly what might happen?

At the moment the lack of results in MotoGP are not affecting sales - they are at record levels.

Rossi only has a few years left of racing and must be thinking about his legacy. His earnings over the rest of his lifetime will potentially be huge and it must be a worry that tarnishing his record with a few bad seasons could seriously damage his earnings when he retires from bike racing. If bad results continue I assume he will retire from bikes soon rather than risk damaging his future marketability.

It is probably better for Ducati to start concentrating in making a CRT for next year as 2012 is starting to get worse than last year...

As another guy said, deja vu (and I am referring to as early as from Melandri's seasons)

some1 - Unregistered

March 03, 2012 4:04 PM

How come Rossi can't develop Ducati into the best bike?

It has been a year already. Ducati no longer winning a race because of Rossi. If look at Barbera result, Ducati is still a winnable bike in a hand of a right rider.

Probably, Ducati should swap Checa and Rossi places right now.


March 03, 2012 5:40 PM

By Ducati's count, this is their 3rd crack at a 1000cc bike within a year.

They started last year testing the CF GP12 which Rossi pushed to stuff a 800cc engine in and they dubbed it a GP11.1. They junked that for a traditional frame chassis which they ran at the Valencia year end test. Then they went to Sepang which what they described as a 95% new (or whatever percentage) bike.

But while they have managed to pick up a few tenths they have also been caught up by the satellite bikes. Where as they were behind only factory Yamaha and factory Honda bikes, satellite Yamahas and Hondas are now running with them. Ducati needs big steps and not just incremental steps to catch the other factory bikes. While Ducati won't get new parts until May the other factories have already tested their new stuff and are moving on.

al t - Unregistered

March 03, 2012 8:13 PM

still don't think the test went that bad for Ducati. They found a bit. It's just the field is tight. Honda took five years and numerous chassis changes and rider line up's to get a winning bike. I am a Rossi fan, but do not believe he will win another championship in motogp, races yes. If yamaha build a stronger package Lorenzo will be champion. And Crutchlow will surprise a few people this year.


March 03, 2012 8:21 PM

i believe the races will show that Rossi has improved and can run ahead of where he is currently on the timesheets. Race wins might not be in the equation. Its just something he will have to keep enduring. Its sad, cause he used to own this track, Sepang.

fingerssidney - Unregistered

March 03, 2012 9:37 PM

Ducati and Filippo Preziosi have given Rossi an open cheque book, over the last year Ducati have pumped millions of pounds into the Rossi project. On top of this Ducati are paying Rossi massive wages, Ducati went along with the Rossi project and tuck a massive gamble on Rossi building a top spec bike? Ducati only have a limited budget, and the money Rossi is spending is getting out of control!! Ducati and Filippo Preziosi are starting to run out of money and patience, the project is behind schedule and money is now the main concern. Ducati are now very worried about the massive budget spent, and little advantage gained. Looks like Rossi open cheque book has come to an end. We need the old Rossi back!!

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