MotoGP » Petrucci makes Ducati MotoGP debut

“Some parts could be delivered directly to Laguna, and some other parts will be delivered in the following races” - Filippo Preziosi.

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Sam - Unregistered

July 19, 2012 4:31 PM

“Some parts could be delivered directly to Laguna, and some other parts will be delivered in the following races” - Filippo Preziosi.

Well that's ridiculous mr Preziosi,aren't you ashamed of yourself?? do you call that backing your pilot?? you call that development??? you better quit the sport if you can't deliver what its required. Now I understand why Rossi is so frustrated. C'mon the lad is not getting anything, what do you expect? in 2 years only 1 engine/chassis.


July 19, 2012 5:23 PM

Sam, I think you're off a bit.

in order of developments that i remember in 2011

a new front lower piece that has two arms connecting the lower of the steering head to the forks in effort to give some more feel on GP11

a new engine with a heavier crankshaft on GP11

an entirely new GP12 turned GP 11.1 with ducati seamless transmission

a GP11.1 with the aluminium head stock

a GPZero with aluminium frame

a GP12 with aluminium frame

a GP12 aluminium swingarm

a GP12 with revised electronics

and coming soon a new engine specification....


July 19, 2012 5:25 PM

Oh and somewhere on there one of the GP11.1's featured a monocoque that actually bolted to the rear of the rear cylinders and front of the front cylinders in order to lengthen the monocoque and hopefully increase the amount of feel from flex that was possible


July 19, 2012 5:29 PM
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@ Riprip

Now list what Yamaha and Honda have brought to the table in 2 seasons. Also consider that those upgrades MAY NOT have been on VR/JB's priority list (with the exception of the twin spar frame, which was requested early in 2011). Those could have been upgrades pushed by Prez and the factory.

James - Unregistered

July 19, 2012 7:32 PM

I don't understand why people keep on bashing the Ducati designers, it's obvious that Rossi is past his prime and he just can't ride the thing to its limit, just look at the times that Hayden posted during the weekend, at times they were almost 1 second faster than Rossi's during the practice and qualifying sessions.

I simply can't understand why Audi-Ducati is pushing to retain Rossi because I don't see the results improving anytime.

They should try a different rider, because 15 million is simply a ripoff for such poor performances.

Vilas - Unregistered

July 19, 2012 7:49 PM


Aim tired of silly comments like this.. You can wach the standings and maybe you wll learn why Rossi is leading Ducati.. This guy have a Brain and was 9 times world champion, ok you can thinck he lost is talent but that your mistake, its true now is having problems but thats because of the bike.. Rossi know how to ride hard and how a bike must react to be fast.. Ducati is way to far from been the bike he likes.. But they are improving, with hayden they dont go anywhere.. On this last Gp Rossi had other problems thats way is times wherent so great, anyways one more time on race day he proves how good he is and is knowhow, he had time to make a bad star loss is 10 place and then from 12 place he recover to 5 place, he was peacing more fast then dovi and have time to cach Hayden Top Ducati.. He just need more time for Ducati make is Worck.. Do you think he have to risk is live only because you guys are noobs?? Many riders him history loss is live or is legs trying to puch harde

M1M - Unregistered

July 19, 2012 7:50 PM

While they could fit different length intakes to improve low end at the expense of top, variable length intakes were banned a while back.

Vilas - Unregistered

July 19, 2012 7:53 PM

one bike they new it wasant ready for that.. This riders started to wonder if the problem was himself and just try harde and crash and get injury and quit.. Rossi knows exacly how a bike must worck and react.. we he have to risck on making times 1 secund faster if he know he will not be able to ride like that.. requieres a lot of effort from pilot that will end up on big crash.. What need to improve here is the bike not the rider.. Rossi can make race distances more fast then any other ducati rider and thats is tuff to do not qualifys.. If he was older and lossing is talente he qould not be able to make the pace he make on races..

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