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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mick - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 12:13 PM

Dr Thompson,you still havent answered my questions.
Why did Stoner have success on the Ducati when nooe else did?
Why is Rossi so bad on it?
Instead of slagging Stoner off,try answering the questions!

RejectDonkey - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 12:17 PM

The Ducati Panigale is doing fine in SSTK, with carbon frame, and the 1198 is superb with a 90 V twin. Stoner managed to win with 90 V twin steel trellis or CF. I think the GP12 is better then Rossi shows. Hayden is the proof.

Dr Thompson - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 12:18 PM

I have answered your questions, his meagre win ratio & failure to challenge for the championship speak for themselves. The Duc is not performing now because the inherent flaws built into the design by Stoner & Preziosi have yet to be jettisoned. Along with the improving Raft of Hondas that are now faced.

A 1

April 23, 2012 12:20 PM
Last Edited 1471 days ago

@Dr Thompson. Exposed? As the guy more likely to win the next round? Thats the worst thing that ANYONE could throw at the defending chump :)
Oh yeah, your insult tags are the same as my old mate CUTE too!?!?

Dr Thompson - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 12:34 PM

Well he is now running Honda into the ground with chatter problems. It doesn't take a genius to work out the same thing is happening as happened at Ducati. The common factor: Stoner.

Presiosi has not given up the principles he developed with Stoner, it's that simple. When he does, it will work, when he listens it will work.

Marc - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 12:34 PM
Last Edited 1471 days ago

Personaly i think Rossi and Ducati will part company at the end of this season.It has been a marriage made in hell.Rossi has lost his head and has now convinced himself that he cant ride the bike.Poor way to end a great career!

A 1

April 23, 2012 12:34 PM

On a more serious note. This is the weekend that he HAS to perform. As much as he's no favourite of mine in the cartwheeling, camera kissin' style that some need to see, this is "do or die" weekend.

Last outing I put down to a bad day at the office and last year you could forget. As Dr.Thompson says himself last year was an epic fail for Vale.

I want to see riders fighting for the front and don't really care who's in the fight as long as it's clean with no "prison rules" racing.

If this weekend is another epic fail(Cheers Dr.Thompson) then the only thing I can draw from it is he has had enough of the circus. If the Show ponies fail to show, they're just nags..

Dr Thompson - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 12:39 PM

& That despite the fact that updates are not expected for 3 races.

What genius, oh & I do not use terms like "epic fail" because I am not 12 years old.

& As you can see I am still here.

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