MotoGP » Wet/dry contrast continues at Ducati

"Although we went well in the wet, we hope the weather stays nice and that it will be completely dry on Sunday" - Valentino Rossi.

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May 04, 2012 7:40 PM

Ideally i would like to aee him atleast get competitive in the dry on the Ducati so that hopefully him and Ducati would be happy to work together along with Hayden to challenge for the title next season. I must say it doesn't look good at the moment nut i think they will get there.


May 04, 2012 7:48 PM

Well it's obvious that they need to fix the issues they're having with the bike tracking the right way, try to reduce tire wear and then find a balance between Nicky and Rossi. If they do that then any of them can be on the podium. I do think Rossi is more talented but Nicky is fierce and can really push when he is able (Ala: Aragon vs Lorenzo).

Bob - Unregistered

May 04, 2012 7:55 PM

That's what a lot of posters can't seem to figure out. The Ducati is fact, but the cornering just isn't there. All of the Ducati riders are at the back of the prototype pack. That should speak volumes about the issues with the bike.

seanrd1 - Unregistered

May 04, 2012 8:18 PM

If you read Steve Parish's comments about VR.... you get an idea as to where things are heading with VR & team Ducati

I'm a definite VR fan and always will be but we have to accept that if he doesn't have a good season with ducati this year then it's all over maybe he should consider WSBK I'm sure he'll be a hit and we all can be happy to see him win again

I really wish him all the best !!

Evel ken evil - Unregistered

May 04, 2012 8:34 PM

You folks are seeing motogp , but you ain't watching right ....

Today toward toward the end of the session Rossi was 0.5 going in to the last bend he then looses another .4 , loads have been complaining about that last turn

So he's .5 off before the last turn , when that turn dries out and with the benefit of a revised set up tomorrow I think well see Rossi .5 off the pace at the end of the lap ... It's not miracles buts it's certainly closer , I think we're starting to see the beginnings of the revival

Parish is a stoner obsessed fool

Wait n see

motogp - Unregistered

May 04, 2012 8:47 PM

Rossi was only 5 tenths down on stoner at t3 on his final lap and lost 5 tenths from the last corner only. if they get that sorted I think this could be the sign of a bit of a revival.

When they get under 1 second in race pace per lap then it's down to general setup for the weekend for the track. if rossi held his time till the end on the last flyer he'd have been 4th and only half a second off the front, which is encouraging.

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