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Jorge Lorenzo wins the Catalunya MotoGP round at Barcelona.

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June 03, 2012 2:47 PM
Last Edited 1431 days ago

You hit the nail on the head pcxmac. The problem here is the lack of testing.

@ OzPom

That's a loaded question, but surely more than what is currently allowed/available. The Ducati didn't begin to "develop" until 2011 (not a lot was done when Stoner rode it....and that's not casting blame at Stoner), and the front end cure is proving effective this season. It's evident in rider confidence (watching Rossi now tells the story) and the lack of crashes.


June 03, 2012 2:51 PM

Great ride by the Tech 3 boys & Dani and Jorge!

Really surprised to see Stoner struggle but it's good to have a fresh face on the podium!

Rossi done a really good job, he was less than 10 seconds from the lead until lap 20 and then lost 7 seconds in the last 5 laps, either given up or tyres were shot!

I looked at the lap charts anf for a few laps Rossi was lapping quicker than Stoner, Dovi and Crutchlow, he dragged that bike towards a competitive result, looks like progress!

Let's hope this season will be a classic!

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June 03, 2012 2:58 PM

No way.....surely you jest! The "ducati didn't develop"...ha ha ha.....that's priceless!
It developed alright...backwards! Hard! Stoner handed a WINNING bike over and Rossi "developed" it into 12th and a week off the pace!
You say "not a lot was done when Stoner rode it" can't be serious? He WON over 30 times on it, schooling Rossi to the max in the meantime...

daniel kuchnia

June 03, 2012 3:00 PM
Last Edited 1431 days ago

Stefan said by Alex in Sport 1, that the hard rear one was probably bad choice...
He said, the pace was there at the begining, because he was agressive a took big risk, but after few laps, he watches other guys, that they are faster in corner and on corner out and they had a better grip on tyre side.
Maybe it was same reason for Casey. Have you seen, he was only slides corner out, Cal behind him was as on rail.
Same JLo vs. Dani. In few corner its looked, as he can overtake outside.

I hoped for a closer fight between Bradl and Rossi, Maybe next time.

I hope, HRC will solve the problems.


June 03, 2012 3:01 PM

Great race by the Yamaha boys, pity about Ben, good start but small mistake took him out.

Honda? Not sure if it was the bikes or riders, Dani is no fighter but Stoner is and his bike didn't seem as smooth as the Yamaha's, still has the drive out of the corners but entry is all DEKCUF up.

Stoner has come out and said, not my day, didnt ride well and after being boxed in at the start I thought I could wait till making a move and see if the tires would come into play, it didnt work out-

Very honest answer IMHO

Rossi looked really good and I think Ducati is making moves in the right direction

Dovi was the true winner of the day


June 03, 2012 3:05 PM
Last Edited 1431 days ago

@ you must be joking

I generally resign myself not to dignify indignation, but I will say this to you....

...Stoner's bike went backwards year after year from 2007 to 2010. Stoner won because of an impeccable ability to override the bike. Props to him! That said, Stoner's qualities are separate from THE BIKE'S issues. The bike no longer has an untrustworthy front end. That alone will allow the bike to be ridden by most rider's (because most riders are front end riders). THAT is progress! Rossi's body language in 2012 - aside from Qatar - tells anybody with an observant eye that he is pretty comfortable on the current GP package (in terms of front end feel). HE looked comfortable and poised, and attacked corners without tentative under/overtones.

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