MotoGP » Hayden fast but fades, Rossi 'most difficult track'

“I think that the 'true' Ducati today was that of Nicky” – Valentino Rossi.

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June 19, 2012 10:08 PM
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Or revolution, or GOODBYE DUCATI-the nine-time world champion to make bad figure broke the boxes. For this reason the pilot of Tavullia asks the Ducati and indirectly to Audi (new team owner who soon will enter into Yvette's room buttons and will dictate the line to follow) to give themselves even more to be done to make more competitive the Desmosedici. The aluminum perimeter frame, which has been adopted in place of that frame, it was not enough to bridge the gap. To fight with Yamaha and Honda should be continued in the process of ' Japanization policy ' and consider the idea of intervening on the engine. The engine with desmodromic timing has always been the hallmark of Ducati MotoGp future however goes to a reverse direction: with the thrusters too powerful and rough unfortunately is not going anywhere. To do well we need agile motorcycle engines and sweets. If the Ducati will follow this path, eschewing definitely to its history and its dogmas, then Rossi will remain.


June 19, 2012 10:27 PM
Last Edited 1413 days ago


VIA the ROOKIE RULES, HRC ALL-SPANISH-the hypothesis that Rossi could come back to HRC are practically disappeared yesterday when Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna's number one), announced to Telecinquo the desire to repeal the rookie rule, the rule that until this year prevented the rookies to race for a team not customers. The decision will be made official at Assen and will enable the HRC to sign immediately Marc Marquez, the new rising star of motorcycling Iberico (current world leader Moto2) and protege of Repsol, main sponsor of HRC team. At his side, to make it from hen except blatant plot twists will be confirmed, one that Dani Pedrosa yesterday also showed he had the stigmata of the sample but that is a regular pilot that go bad and always comes to the podium (fifth podium finish in six races). For Rossi the chances when goodbye to Ducati are two - a return to Yamaha (hard despite some crisp volleys of Jorge Lorenzo) or the landing in a Honda customers, such as Fausto Gresini...


June 19, 2012 10:40 PM


...who today from the pages of Corriere dello Sport has opened at the doctor. Unless, with the help of sponsors, the doctor decides to take a team of its own. Difficult but not impossible.

Vilas - Unregistered

June 19, 2012 11:17 PM

Aone here know somethingh about Suzuki?? They will return him 2013 or not??? This Team could been one nice choice for Rossi.. I never imagine Rossi on one Semioficial Team but Tankcs to Ducati he maybe have to clean is name for some trolls on one.. I dunno i still hope at laguna the history will change but if not at the end of 2013 i would love to wach Rossi on the Oficial Suzuki team if they come or 2013 or 2014


June 20, 2012 4:13 AM

@ Realist: After reading that transaltion I think Rossi is committed to next year a Ducati, with the expectation that they must improve to keep him after that. Rossi seems driven to get this thing to work..he had a hissy fit earlier and that seemed to work...this maybe another ploy to get them to pull the collective finger out. Or maybe it's sensationalist journalism given the source...

Cannot see factories spending anymore on satellite bikes than they have to. Which of the satellite bikes are full spec?
Yamaha - nope - Dovi needs to buy the missing bits, CC is lacking the same bits, so most likely they are around 90% full spec.
Honda - About 85% - both Bradl and Bautista are getting the hang of them now.. these guys are the future of racing..

Even if he can get a satellite bike, I'm pretty sure the official team don't want to be beaten. In the end it won't be full spec so it will be close

Ros - Unregistered

June 20, 2012 7:11 AM

Dis year again is gona waste like d previous one making experiments etc ..ducati engg use difrnt engg laws to design engine n d frame n diverting dem frm wat dey usualy do has confused dem .jst feeling pity for rossi . Dey r jst doin experiments like before wich realy isnt good .

DrProfza - Unregistered

June 20, 2012 9:54 AM

My Italian's not perfect (I'm just an immigrant here), but I read a not-so-veiled threat where Rossi says that he would have already signed for next year if Duc had a competitive bike for him. The 'breaking boxes' bit is a polite way to say that Rossi is breaking Ducati's balls in public by saying so.

The author(s) seemed to think that the issue with the Duc is the desmodromic valves' power delivery rather than the orientation of the cylinders. Too much raw power rather than a 'sweet' engine like the Japanese bikes. I think there's also some ethno-nationalism going on with the reference to Audi and the European financial/political crisis between Italy and Germany. Sport in Italy is so often about so much more than just the sport.

Still seems notable to me that the Anglophone

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