MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: Audi 'counting on me' at Ducati


"It's a very ambitious project and I'm happy about it" - Valentino Rossi.

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Pierre - Unregistered

July 09, 2012 9:55 PM

The only thing Masao did was listen?
Well that's a pretty big 'only' to me!
The M1 went through major redevelopment as a result of the input provided by Burgess and Rossi. Furusawa made it happen based on his confidence and trust of these guys.
It appears that this is what is happening currently but not at the pace that is being demanded. Rossi's body language over the last few months has shown the change from frustration to now more tolerance with the project so I'm presuming there have been substantial promises and assurances made by Ducati and now with Audi's funding and management clout, maybe the Bologna engineers can get on with what they're good at?

RSMick

July 09, 2012 10:00 PM

Vilas, seen that before and don't see anything that states that Rossi changed that bike, Furusawa just talks about what he gave him. Strange that all the talk of electronics changed the bike in 2008, Rossi using electronics, his fans would never hear of it.

RSMick

July 09, 2012 10:03 PM

A lot of people getting excited about the Audi connection and how its going to change everything. It won't change the fact that the rider needs to work a lot harder and push the bike.

TedG

July 09, 2012 10:10 PM
Last Edited 894 days ago

A lot of people getting excited about the Audi connection and how its going to change everything. It won't change the fact that the rider needs to work a lot harder and push the bike.
Posted by RSMick (3 minutes ago)

And Win or Bin? OR develop the bike into something that more than just one rider and can ride? Wouldn't one think that the latter is a better long term strategy?

Vilas - Unregistered

July 09, 2012 10:15 PM

On that video you can wach.. that Rossi goes for yamaha him 2004 allready bben know has one god develpment rider allready that age.. he new what was important for Motogp bikes.. you also know that Forosawa prepare 3 engines for he choose he choose the engine with less Power and let Forusawa thinking this guy is crasy.. You select that engine the put an end on the old yamaha problems that must bee preetty similar to Ducati problems aim talcking about engine.. After that 2004 yamaha allways worck foloowing Rossi feelings.. He is not the enginner but japonese enginers know to creat the toold and he need to Win.. Thats says a lot about Rossi.. Today you buy one yamaha R1 with the same tecnology that Rossi choose him 2004 to genereted one new Competitive ERA for Yamaha.. Also Ben spies go agrea with me because he Won the Wsbk him 2009 when yamaha introduce the Crossplane design.. If Ducati worcks on Rossi view they will have future..!!

Vilas - Unregistered

July 09, 2012 10:19 PM

Also talcks about why he loss him 2006.. and why he loss him 2007 and he was right because he win again him 2008 and 2009 and the same bike win him 2010... So i think Rossi have a lot to do with Pointing yamaha to future and for what was need to be competitve.. wach well the video

RSMick

July 09, 2012 10:21 PM
Last Edited 894 days ago

He's had 20 months on the bike, countless chassis changes. What did Burgess say? "It will take 80 seconds to sort out the problems with that bike"

What finance? Audi are not at the top of tree when it comes to finance, Porche had to feed 5billion into the VW group last year to keep tham going.
What motorcyle engineering genius do the Germans and particular Audi/VW have? Ernst Degner has long gone.

Vilas - Unregistered

July 09, 2012 10:29 PM

VW only gives the money.. they invest on Ducati because the know how of Italians History...!! German enginers will not do Nothingh Ducati Gp Team allready had the projects rooling.. And VW just follow how it goes.. all of then whant to WIN.. For me the only Problem is that Italian enginers dont know exacly how to create was it requiered.. its not esay is not BANG here you have GOOO Rossi.. and speacly because maybe the most importante part of the bike is Wrong.. that is the Engine.. that was what change Yamaha him 2004!! when Ducati creat the right engine for Rossi thats what he whanted Ducati will change a lot.. i just hope they get it right him Laguna

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