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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Gavin - Unregistered

June 18, 2012 11:15 AM

well well so now a comment board has become a person bashing post, whats wrong of so clever one, are you the only anonymous person who is allowed an opinion. just stick to facts and I am sorry but after one full race year and part of this season and not one win many questions are to-date unanswered. just for your info I am a big 46 fan.

Vilas - Unregistered

June 18, 2012 11:21 AM

The Ducati is not only Bad, is super Bad completly out of pace.. Guys that tinck that Stoner or Lorenzo will just make te better are completly ignorant people that dont understand nothingh about Motogp.. Carl was injure , was him last place and with one semioficial Team and still was able to win to the best Ducati on the grid, Ducati dont have any harmony its just build a chassis put one Powerfull engine and lets the rider play for himself if this was a drag race maybe Ducati would win but is not, is about balance and Ducati dont have any balance.. Stoner after one year on Honda and Lorenzo with 4 on Yamaha going to Ducati bike would be is like return to somethingh of the Stone age.. They would crash injure themself and just leave wille they are young or maybe they will endup like Marco Melandri going to Doctors.. Rossi is very brave for stay and just help to fix Ducati but my hope is very law on Ducati Enginers.. they just dont have any good Data to make somethingh that they are shure

Vilas - Unregistered

June 18, 2012 11:28 AM

They say they worck hard and most of the new parts are just a waste of time for riders try on test.. and riders are beeing gentle when they say , We make a little progress, a LITTLE??? WTF.. Ducati enginers only worck on there dreams..

when was 2007 and Stoner win on Ducati was a very special year with new rules that suit Ducati better then Japonese.. Rossi complain a lot about Yamaha and Forusawa say dont worrie Rossi for 2008 we hane new parts to improve, then come 2008 Rossi wint tittle, then 2009 iven more smart yamaha Rossi win Tittle.. 2010 he gets injury and was beeing a very nice year of battle with Lorenzo saddly that crash end up with tittle for Lorenzo, if Rossi not crash he win tittle 4sure.. This are progress maked by yamaha real progress.. Not like ducati

taffy - Unregistered

June 18, 2012 12:05 PM

its time that rossi got off that bike and dumped
ducati its been a bad ride for many good riders
something is not right for so many riders to go down hill so fast iwould like to see rossi get up on the top step once more and have a good bike tobe able to mix it up again with stoner and lorenzo


June 18, 2012 12:48 PM

lets be clear...if we sum up the problems in the ducati

1. aggressive power leads to lack of rear traction
2. lack of rear traction leads to aggressive tyre wear(more sliding)
3. that also cause understeer which forces them to slide the rear which causes more tire wear
4. the front is safer but not the best(its not like in the wet)

so what can ducati do of this :

with ducati, you can forget the front....

the 1st 3 probs are all dependent on the engine and maybe a new swingarm....well ducati have proved they cant get a swingarm right (and even an engine for that matter)..however they have enough time till laguna seca

this engine will be the final deciding factor

aaahhh - Unregistered

June 18, 2012 12:55 PM

His the best development rider ever to sling a leg over a motorcycle they say on here, thought he would have had it fixed by now. Hows the Yam he did not develop going?

Was at Beckets yesterday and he was just plain slow on entry and mid corner...


June 18, 2012 12:58 PM
Last Edited 1261 days ago suppose they get the engine right..

hayden will be fast that goes without question...

rossi ? well he may or may not ...i mean it may not give him those 8-10 tenths he then where does he go ???

Factory: Lorenzo already signed and Spies, Cal and Dovi fighting for the second spot = no chance
Satellite : Dovi, Cal already there + Bradley Smith already has a seat for next year
so unless both Dovi, Cal leave(unlikely) or Bradly doesnt come to Motogp, thats not an option

Factory: Marc is gonna be signed and retaining Pedrosa was first priority= no chance
Satellite : Gresini has Bautista(they will resign) while LCR has Bradl with a why cant they get a second bike ?? cause Dorna have a 4 bike per team rule honda cant lease out another bike

so where does Rossi go then ???

Vilas - Unregistered

June 18, 2012 1:06 PM

Dont worrie Sean03 i can say the same of you on the last comment..lolo I dont bored with that.. at least i can right somethingh that people will understand.. Try to right him Portuguese.. all be i will laught on your face

kirk66 - Unregistered

June 18, 2012 1:13 PM

I am a fan of Nick's. I've been following the guy since his flat track days. He has poured his heart into the Ducati effort. That said, My opinion of Stoner's success I believe came from his youth and technical inexperience when he rode the 800. Simply, the guy was fearless and he didn't know that the bike was a mess to ride. I believe that Ducati's way back to the top box is going to have to rely on finding another fearless youth that doesn't know any better than to just go fast. Rossi may try to stay another year. Hayden is rumored to be on board for 2013, but Ducati's success is going to have to rely on some hard charging kid from Moto2 or maybe a WSBK Superstock racer. That kid Lorenzo Salvadori comes to mind. Ducati has to look at all angles and there may not be a good scenario but every idea has to be on the table.

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