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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Adrian Whitehurst - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 1:42 PM

Just to add my hat into the big war of word (oh and I like what Rossi has brought to to the sport and think Stoner is boring as feck, but he can without doubt ride the wheels off a bike).

I think maybe part of the problem is the rules (in part). There is very little testing allowed these days and I do wonder if the real problem is the Ducati test riders. I think they need to stop Vito being a test rider (never really rated him when he was racing) and consider bringing in a proven tester Loris was very fast knows all about feel and got the 1000cc so close to their first championship. Get him testing and I'm sure is would turn and give feedback, and slide if required, remember when he won that race and was lighting the back end up out of each turn.

dmelb

April 23, 2012 1:51 PM
Last Edited 947 days ago

Adrian Whitehurst,
If you like to see clowns, I suggest going to the circus, if you want comedy, try the comedy festival.
Many of us watch Motorsports for the sheer excellence. Give me excellence over Ronald Mcdonald any day.
There are no clowns in F1, WRC or Touring Cars, they are immensely enjoyable to watch.

Miguel - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 1:54 PM

ducati and rossi will surely surprise the fans and will prevail because he is the 9 time world champion and tons of experience around his environment. Ducati should listen to rossi even if the package and the outcome of this would mimic the japanese motogp machine.

Miguel - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 1:56 PM

ducati and rossi will surely surprise the fans and will prevail because he is the 9 time world champion and tons of experience around his environment. Ducati should listen to rossi even if the package and the outcome of this would mimic the japanese motogp machine.

NutBallRacer

April 23, 2012 2:03 PM

Yes, it can work for Ducati, if the money is spent. Audi, or somebody has to really want the championship enough to make the commitment. It can work for Rossi also if he can keep his mojo up -- time is eating away at him, however. He needs to stay because we all know he has no place left to go. He'll never get another Honda or Yam factory bike -- too many good up-and-coming young guys. He could get a satellite Honda or Yam -- maybe he could scratch out a win here and there, but not a championship. So yes, the Ducati/Rossi adventure can work, but it is uncertain, and even more uncertain that it can work for Rossi -- by that I mean for him to win more championships.

I believe Preziosi has to be replaced. It's time.

pauljones1001 - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 2:03 PM

I will start by saying I think Rossi is an amazing rider, well all the riders are really.

Why not give Troy Baliss a test or two on the bike, Ducati seem to listen to him, they may well find both Rossi & Bayliss say the same things about the bike & give the factory a way forward. The may well also end up by designing a bike just for Rossi's style of riding (that's if they do actually listen).

Just food for thought.

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