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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May 08, 2012 2:45 PM

Well I guess no contracts will be sign until after Laguna, huh?

Why are you guys saying Ducati didn't listen to Val and Burgess? Have you guys forgotten last year and half? Did Ducati not go in after the Valencia test of 2010 and knock up a "soft" package for Val based on his feedback and request? Did Ducati not stuff a 800cc engine in their orginial GP12 1000cc bike because Val said if was a better kit and had more rear grip? Did they not go to an aluminum frame at his request? Are we just gonna dismiss that because he had a little hissy fit? Does he expect Ducati to design a new chassis and engine every time he request it?

lemmy - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 2:46 PM

I seriously doubt Stoner will ever be back at Ducati. He only cares about the racing. I don't think the money concerns him as he already has enough to live comfortably for the rest of his life.


May 08, 2012 3:21 PM

I'm fully aware it's no walk in the park to build and develop a front-runner in MotoGP, but Ducati's nearly out of excuses for inferiority. I've no doubt Rossi and Hayden could run well inside the top 5 if all riders were on say, Hondas for example. Rossi is obviously new to the Ducati blackhole, but I'm really surprised by Hayden's complacency. He must be making an incredible salary to be content to sit by season after season on subpar equipment.

Md Zane

May 08, 2012 3:30 PM

And didn't Vali not run at the front till he sat on the duc.Vali along with others have managerd to get it to mid pack full stop,Yes Casey could win on it but he was also heading mid pack direction.Don't care what anyone says about the bike under Caseys ass if it was that good Nicky would be up front on it too.Yup Ducati have given everything asked for but obviously not enough of what is neaded.


May 08, 2012 3:41 PM

Sounds like 2011 revisited at Ducati. Rossi's frustration with the bike is becomming Prezios's frustration with the rider.
Felipo almost sounds resigned to the inevitable. We will give him a softer,smoother,torqueier mill and sacrifce some top end power.
Oh dear,then Rossi will be moaning that the bike is too slow compared to Honda and Yamaha at the top end.
Catch 22. You can't have your cake and eat it.
Okay,the jury is out until Laguna Seca.

uknow - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 3:46 PM

After all the changes and no improvement whatsoever to the ducati thus far, I can only believe this also will not help at all. Only after rossi changed his riding style to the bike did he start seeing actual improvement. Stoner will be the last to win on a ducati. Rossis podium was a fluke last year and he won't be there again unless another fluke happens, or if hes on a yamaha or honda, guaranteed.

Zidane - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 4:09 PM


So, they are competing in the world championship, without the means to produce the new parts required for the development of their own factory bikes? What does this say about the Ducati MGP project?
Really, its embarrassing to see this hapening, even further to a Legendary rider like VALENTINO ROSSI.
If you dont have the means to fight for the title, just quit like others did, and dont destroy both Ducati's and Rossi's Legacy in Motorcycle racing.

cmb - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 4:17 PM

the engine rule is horrible. let them run as many as they want. i want a exciting season where ducati, yamaha, and honda are all fighting for wins not the 3 man show. motogp has problems with the rules and factory vs crt bikes. crt was a terrible idea they either need to be all crt or all factory bikes no mix and match. the other option which would be fun would be to give all crt bikes a 40 sec headstart on factory and satalite bikes like a handicap system so the factory bikes have to push hard to win races.

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