MotoGP » Ducati: Full upgrade package for Laguna Seca

"We will not have the total package at Mugello. This is unfortunate, because Valentino likes the race a lot and it is our home track" - Filippo Preziosi.

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Aussie - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 8:28 AM

Your comment about the greatest Mike the Bike 100% spot on.
@Jackabe-If you have any experience with German companys as I have you will know they do NOT throw money at anything, untill they go right through the operation, if they think it is worth it they will spend the money if they don't they will not spend one dollar belive me.

Savage Amusement - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 8:32 AM

Check out the Daily Telegraph... Rossi to retire.
Posted by The Sleep of Reason Brings Forth Monsters - Unregistered (4 minutes ago)


Sad news if true. If the upgrade package is any good, maybe he'll reconsider but that seems highly unlikely...

He should have retired after the Mugello accident IMO...

amakusa - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 8:32 AM

I do not trust Preziosi as he tried to replace Casey Stoner with Jorge Lorenzo (and failed) when his 2007 n only Champion/Regular Podium finisher was sick. He offered Lorenzo alot more money than his ace (and still failed) because his as was sick. He got rid of an influential member of Ducati who sided with his then Champion (and the development plans that were suggested). I dont trust anyone like that. Either they are lying or they simply think motor racing is as easy as ABC. And now Rossi has been furious on the media at the state of things at Ducati but he keeps saying everything is alright and will be alright, as he has always done so. Anyone who knows Rossi will know he does not condemn a manufacturer (bike performance wise) in public. Thats just how bad it is.

schumi - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 8:55 AM

@ Tax Dodger
Filippo is lying he never folow Rossi development direction. then when Rossi open his mouth, and said how he feels about Ducati, so know Filippo trying to folow Rossi and JB

Dan - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 9:14 AM

SO they won't have a 'complete' package until the tail end of the season.

Should be interesting to see how the contracts signing part of the season coincides with this.

What I mean to say is, should a satellite yam/honda team be allowed to show interest in him, will he jump ship early and sign up to a new team for next year or will he gamble on a competitive Ducati.

(*sigh* The drama off track is almost more interesting than the drama on track)

beno - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 9:21 AM

Hope they do manage to get it competitive against Honda and yam. I admit i did enjoy it for a while seeing rossi and burgess struggling but i have gotten over that now and i want to see them up the top fighting for podiums.


May 08, 2012 9:48 AM

If only Ducati had spent this amount of money when Casey was riding for them.I think he would have a few more titles under his belt.
I hope these new upgrades come to something.If not,i can see Val walking out by seasons end.

Rob - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 10:25 AM

Hope the upgrades work as races are pretty boring as it is. The more fighting at the top the better. Will be at Laguna and if it is hot and the race is boring it kind of sucks.

In regards to comments about sponsorship. Nobody brings more to the table than Rossi. Yamaha lost Fiat when Rossi left. Yamaha has to sponsor their own bike because nobody cares about Lorenzo. A front running bike and only a tiny sponsor pretty sad. I guarantee if Rossi resigned instead of leaving they'd have 1 big sponsor and 2 others at minimum and supporting world superbike.

Yamaha lost out big time when Rossi left and the reason why he is not welcome back. Ducati sales continue to climb and climb and they can't give away a yamaha with 0 financing.

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