MotoGP » Poll: Can the Rossi/Ducati partnership work?

Can the Valentino Rossi/Ducati partnership be made to work or will need to switch manufacturers to claim an 80th MotoGP win...

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April 23, 2012 11:13 AM
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It hasn't so far. Giving the time scales of this season I doubt there're going to find 1.5seconds per lap just like that.

I'm still not 100% sure if the blame is a 50: 50 between the bike and the rider. But it's hard to believe a rider can lose his skills and drive after 1 season, but at the same time it's hard to believe Ducati can produce a bike based on feed bike that STILL isn't up the job.

As much as I'd like it to work, I seriously have my doubts that it ever will.

Personal opinion: Rossi needs his old bike back ( but that's his own fault for throwing the toys out the pram at Jorge ( if those news reports are to be believed)

Nate Dogg - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 11:22 AM

Ducati would be stubborn to think that changing to an aluminium frame would suddenly cure the Ducs issues immediately. Honda and Yamaha have years of experience with this design. Ducati have always gambled on being different (trellis frame and v-twin in super bike) and there have been years where this has worked in MotoGP and years where it has not. To finish off, Stoner won on a carbon fibre chassis with control Bridgestone tyres in 2009 and 2010 and so far with all the changes made to suit Mr 46 he has failed to impress on the Ducati. I think that Rossi, like Marco, Elias, etc just don't jell with this bike and he will need to change manufacture to win races again.

patrick hummel

April 23, 2012 11:24 AM

its a shame that its going this bad i think rossi wil be keen to make it work but my gut tels me its not going to work because afther al thos upgrades no difference at all. I think rossi is better of leaving and i think ducati need to go back to the bassis it stil amazes me that they can make wsbk winners every time but are loosing in the motogp know for olmost 4 years know


April 23, 2012 11:30 AM

Yes it could, as long as they fix the bike.

When you win everything is fun and laughter. When you're being laughed at because of your poor results things are not so funny, are they Doc?

Some call it Karma.

4325234523 - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 11:40 AM

Ducati don't listen to Rossi or Burgess, they don't take their sugestions and make the mods. In the factory they do what they like.

So, if the factory act like that, that bike is not gonna work... no way.

Rossi is asking from the star for a bike that allow him to brake harder (his great talent is that), he's asking for a bike that handles great, he's asking for a bike that give him info... But the factory simply don't listen, they think they know everything and that's not the way championships are made.

mick - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 11:54 AM

Yes,Rossi and Ducati can work.
He just needs to ride it like Stoner did.After all,he is the GOAT isnt he?
And someone with that title should be able to at least get the bike to the podium.Stoner did and we are constantly being told that Stoner is not in Rossis league!
Time to start proving it me thinks!

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