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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July 19, 2012 7:56 PM

re: "If the rumours about Ducati being well below the full litre are true, then this is very bad news for Ducati."

"Rossi revealed he has already reached 350km/h (217.5mph) during private Mugello testing with this year's Desmosedici GP12."

no worries, ducati's a full liter. engine power and efficiency are hallmarks of a 90 degree desmo.

The GOAT - Unregistered

July 19, 2012 7:58 PM

What MotoGP should do is...
- Allow max of 3 factory riders
- Mandate 2 bikes per manufacturer for CRT category
- To eliminate the blur...eliminate CRTs
- Worried about costs? Obviously, everybody's talking about economy this, that...the factories not complaining, they're willing to spend money with their bikes to develop, so I don't know what's up with DORNA...if they decided to quit like Suzuki and Kawasaki, so be it...they'll be back...Ioda, Aprilia, MV Augusta quit right...they'll be back when they're ready
- Open class tyres. Let manufacturers decide what brand of tyre they want. Period!
- It's MotoGP, prototype racing not SBK, so that only standard restriction should only be (IMHO)...
* min-max no of CC's
* min-max no of cylinders
* naturally aspirated engines (no sups/or turbos)
* no rider/weight restriction
* age limit is above 21 to race MotoGP
* from here on out, open development (DCT, autoshift, traction control, sensors, electronics, etc) that is p

James - Unregistered

July 19, 2012 8:00 PM

@Vilas, I don't understand why people like you must find excuses and blame other people when race after race the truth is embarrasingly obvious. Don't you think that Stoner wouldn't be regularly fighting for podiums and ocassional victories with that bike?. Everything comes to an end, and sometimes the wise thing is to save some dignity. My view would be different if he was racing for fun, but picking 15 million just makes it worse for everyone involved.


July 19, 2012 8:16 PM

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

ummn, he puts a$$eS in seats and he moves product that heretofore everyone cried (whaah) is too expensive...? it is what it is.

however, rather than allowing one's envy/jealousy to morph into a "destructive" stance towards all this (classic syptoms of a weak mind)...? what you COULD do is behave "constructively". that's right be constructive and figure out how to capitalize on his success and use it to your advantage. see, you have options. btw i suggest you hurry up for this train won't be in station forever.


July 19, 2012 8:28 PM

re: "To eliminate the blur...eliminate CRTs"

if by "blur" you mean the shockwave and vapor trails created by prototypes as they pass CRT's on the straights then HOT DAMN, I'LL BUY THIS FOR A DOLLAR...!!! :) finally, somebody's talkin' sense.

James - Unregistered

July 19, 2012 8:29 PM

@Shamarone, as you can see I haven't insulted anyone, I just have replied to the bashing that was directed toward Preziosi in the first posts, but the "weak minds" have replied in anger against the perceived attack against their/your god. And I don't know how to reap rewards from such heavenly partnership, since I'm not a shareholder of any of such companies.

I'm not begin destructive at all, I can have my opinion like everyone else, as you do, but as an educated person I don't need to fault anyone or put the blame on anyone else to justify my arguments.

What I believe (and I may be wrong of course) is that Ducati should keep Hayden, who deserves the place for his loyalty and hard working ethics and find someone fresh to replace Rossi (maybe Crutchlow could be a nice addition).

Sam - Unregistered

July 19, 2012 8:36 PM


I doubt if you even know the meaning of the word "Pushing to its limit". mate Rossi is Ducati's only asset. Just tell me, which one of Stoner, hayden, barbera, Abraham made this bike even 1% better to ride?? That front end? well fixed by Rossi&Co. Now you can hardly see any Ducati rider crash.

Vilas - Unregistered

July 19, 2012 8:39 PM


Honestly James, NO. Stoner complain a lot after 2009 sesson about the Ducati, him 2010 he have some victors thats true but Ducati was going down since 2008.. Stoner after then Change into one good bike like Honda and Boomm win the champion, that was so esay like him 2007 when Ducati have a good bike, Now him 2012 with one good bike Stoner is having problems with the Honda, like chatter, tyres ,armpump Etc.. Iamgine if was him one Ducati bike??? With this rules, with this bike, with the consistenci of the top riders and news fast riders like Carl and Bradl are having i dont bealive Stoner would not be able to make better then what Rossi is making, Rossi crash sometimes and can happen again but he finally acept the true, the bike need to be better.. If was Stoner i thinck he allready would get sincerious injure on trying to perform like the old days let say 2007 and 2008.. this is my view dont whant to retired the credit that Stoner was more harder then any other rider.. But that

Bridgestone - Unregistered

July 19, 2012 9:06 PM

It shoul be up to the factory's in motogp what they want to develop. its prototype. 1000cc max ok but the factory should chose how they want it. to bad honda's 5 cilinders is dead.
rules only make thing hard, the more rules less exiting.
the 990cc were great.
after that it was all bad.
now with the 1000cc its better then at 800cc but max 1000cc with max bore 81mm?!
why? for what?
in this sport it must be MAXIMUM what a factory can offer. for streetbike races we all watch wsbk.
6 engine's a year, rev down, max weight up and again up, and again? more weight more fuel. why invest in less juice for the engine if weight go's up?
better say -4kilo. less petrol over race distange. Its just dumb to add kilo's!

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