MotoGP » Hayden: Hard braking should suit our bike

"Le Mans has a fair amount of hard braking, and I think some of those parts should suit our bike well" - Nicky Hayden.

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YZRM1 - Unregistered

May 16, 2012 12:00 PM

ASK for 200cc more.......
just like in wsbk, were the rest of the field uses 1000cc...
wel if there's 1 factory that can win witout cheating it is DUCATI...
we all know that

Matt - Unregistered

May 16, 2012 2:33 PM

@YZRM1 - why 200cc more, they run the same number of cylinders so they have the same cc - in WSB yes they have 200cc more, but they have 2 less cylinders.

It must be a huge advantage as Ducati are 1,2 and 3 in the rider championship and leading the Manufacturers standings - oh wait . . . . .

Cadwell - Unregistered

May 16, 2012 3:06 PM

I dont know about you lot, but I would just be happy to see some racing! Would love to see Nicky able to hang around a little longer at the front than he did in Jerez. For those first few laps he looked plenty racy then sunk like a stone. I dont think the Ducati is as far off as some would lead you to beleive.

motogp - Unregistered

May 16, 2012 4:43 PM

hard braking areas suiting the duc? i dont get it, i thought the front was the main problem? I know rossi said they fixed it somewhat in estoril and are looking for rear grip, but hard braking areas suiting the duc????


May 16, 2012 5:55 PM

Of course hard braking suits ducati, it was developed for stop n go style of riding not the high corner speed style. Brembo, Ducati, Ferrari, they are family IMO! Last minute braking on a very fast bike needs powerful brakes. Ducati maximises the upright speed (late braking, more upright speed achieved, high acceleration), but its unable to bring all that speed into the turns.

IMO thats why Hayden is at home with Duc, he brakes very late, something riders who back it in do. Rossi on the other hand, needs to throw the bike into the turn at high speeds and so needs different type of ride. At the moment Rossi n team are trying to make the bike work both ways. Altho i must say that is what the Honda end product already is, and they took years to get it right!

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