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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spivver - Unregistered

March 03, 2012 10:05 PM

some1 wrote
Probably, Ducati should swap Checa and Rossi places right now.

Why would Checa want to swap a World Championship winning bike and team for a mid pack one? Surely he's over the prestige bit about running in MotoGP?

Greeny - Unregistered

March 03, 2012 10:29 PM

I have read various articles about the GP0 bike being different to the GP12 and Ducati being a bit crafty in developing two for the price of one.So is the bike Barbera is riding different to Rossi's?

Walt - Unregistered

March 04, 2012 1:19 AM

Ducati has a big problem, that they may be unable to fix without spending a small fortune.
It has nothing to do with Rossi or Burgess, they can only optimize what they are given by the engineers.
They can tell the engineers what they want the bike to do, and what the bike is not doing, but the engineers decide how to design those desires into the bike.
Ducati needs a shorter, more compact engine to give Rossi and Burgess a bike that does what they want, and that may not be possible.

The costliest part of a MotoGP bike is the engine, not only the design and development, but also the tooling involved to manufacture it.
Every Manufacturer have stuck with their original configuration from the start because of the cost involved, so It's critical that the right configuration in chosen from the beginning, and that's were Ducati made their mistake, and now they're stuck with it.
I'm sure Preziosi is all to aware of the handicap of the long 90deg L engine, but does not have the OK from the Duc

pauly73

March 04, 2012 5:53 AM

Trellis are hand made, and prezosi has already said that no 2 frames are 100% identical. Also ducati is up for sale for about a billion $us. The reason why is because they have out grown them selves and to keep up with future demand they need more resources . Romour has it Mercedes-Benz might be interested. Rossi bring more sponsorship than all the other riders combined it the

Percentage

March 04, 2012 6:13 AM

The boys in Bologna must be looking with envy at their neighbours in Noale.

Aprilia have produced a GP bike for the mass market, narrow angle V4, 250 derived twin spar frame.

Ducati seem to be in chaos.

Daniella46forever

March 04, 2012 8:56 AM

I am content to hear that Ducati is
"working non-stop in all areas" ...
Because they have the best rider in ages!
No mather what he earns (that is not our business) his name only turns things to gold and that is why they wanted him to ride for their firm.
Perhaps they never thought of the fact that "46" wanted a good bike?!?

bjr - Unregistered

March 04, 2012 9:15 AM

Honda took five years and numerous chassis changes and rider line up's to get a winning bike......

The Honda ALWAYS has been a winning bike. Without Stoner, Honda's results under Pedro and Dovi (and Simo) would have been no different than any other previous year.

Don't underestimate how much of a fire Stoner lit under the other Factory Hondas's riders seats when he blitzed them on his very first day at Repsol. What excuse could they put forward when HRC could point the finger at Stoner and say "Look what he can do on it!!"...

mick - Unregistered

March 04, 2012 10:49 AM

Paul73,its ok to say Rossi pulls in sponsors,but its no use when he is riding around in the mid pack.The sponsors want to see their names at the front!
At least thats where i would want to see my company logo!

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