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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Marc - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 6:30 PM

Pcxmac.Come on mate,The Ducati HAS been completely re-engineered for christ sake.How many upgrades has Rossi had?
How much money has been thrown at the project since he joined them?
And yet the results still dont come.Even satellite teams are beating him.The excuse book is wearing a bit thin now.It is time to stop moaning and just ride the damn bike harder!

pcxmac - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 6:36 PM

Ducati do not engineer their bikes to the level Honda or Yamaha do. This is most evident in the fact that Ducati dont know why their bike behaves the way it does.

Get real Marc.

Marc - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 6:46 PM

So Ducati dont engineer their bikes to the level of Honda and Yamaha.
Hmmm,try telling that to Carlos Checa!And whilst you are at it,tell Stoner,Toseland,Fogerty and Bayliss as well!
They all won world championships for Ducati!
And I need to get real!


April 23, 2012 6:51 PM

@ **** wad
Rossi/burgess ARE responsible for past victories, as are the engineers, technicians, designers and everyone else involved with the team. It's a team effort and everybody plays their part in the season.
At the end of the day if the people at the start of the chain get it wrong then nobody else has a chance.

CRT - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 6:52 PM

@ The real problems started with the Carbon fiber air box (bike fall down) Before that they were always the third best team. Nothing has really changed that much. The GPX isnt that great of a bike, so people should stop assuming only one person could win it. Dont forget Casey finished 4th the last two years he was with Ducati.
Posted by pcxmac

I disagree, the problems with Ducati started when Bridgestone started supplying tires to everyone else.

Ducati and BS have had a longstanding releationship since 2005. Once BS had to shift its focus on supplying more tires to different brands the Ducati lost something. The CF wasn't the problem, which was proved when Rossi received his Aluminum upper.

pcxmac - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 6:58 PM

put a 1000cc motor in that bike Marc, and get back to me. You dont even understand what I said, can I really take you seriously? Engineering and performance are not the same thing.


April 23, 2012 7:02 PM

@ RaceFan (page 2 post)

Some good points, BUT...Hayden CONSISTENTLY beating Rossi? Did you watch the 2011 season? If one race in 2012 is the definition of CONSISTENTLY, then Webster needs to change the definition.

@ Mick (page 3 post)

Stoner experienced some success (and Rossi experienced difficulty) for the reason(s) stated in RaceFan's page 2 post.

@ shuggiemac

I agree 100%. None of us have any "true and valid" perspective. It's all conjecture!

@ NutballRacer

I agree that Prez has to go. They need a new set of engineering eyes on this project.

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