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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Carmelo loves Lappers - Unregistered

July 19, 2012 9:10 PM

This is laughable. Honda will have 4 (count em 4) RC 213V's at Laguna for Dani Pedrosa! 2 new Spec (tested this past Monday) and 2 current spec. Rossi (and Nicky if he plays his cards right) "may" get a new engine spec! I understand that Ducati is not able to iterate major engineering revisions as quickly as Honda and Yamaha but in the words of “the Bob's” (Office Space) “what is it you'd say you do here”? They are a legitimate “factory” squad in the premier prototype motorcycle racing series on earth. Time to act like it! And then Audi promotes Del Torchio! WTF? I truly don't get it.

billywiz - Unregistered

July 20, 2012 1:39 AM

Roll up Roll up and come and watch the MotoGP comedy hour.
-Finding thing boring? Dont worry we are angling to get Rossi back to Yamaha. None of our business I hear you say. Not at all we'll interfere whenever we feel like so up yours.
-Can't understand the rules? Neither do we. So what's your problem d1ckhead?
-Don't understand CRT? Weve got sponsors that want to be in MotoGP and dont have enough of the good bikes to go around. Anyway my cousin is one of the riders so mind your own fffing business.
-Don't like the rookie rule? Ok we'll change it but not until 2014. (spaniards excepted of course).
-Don't like the one tyre rule? Well what would you do? we got offered a new lakeside house in Switzerland, were all human after all.
-Got more complaints? We don't give f@ck we makin loads a money pal, now get lost will ya.

Locks46+91+38&35

July 20, 2012 4:20 AM

@billywiz
Hey tell it like it is man . That's certainly how it seems to come across to me .
On the Rossi thing again i wonder if some of the people who claim Rossi is not performing actually bother to follow the details of a race weekend. Take the last race at Mugello where Rossi never actually put in a qualifying time with a soft tyre. He has said on many occasions that he concentrates on setting the bike up to work on the hard tyre so that he knows he will have a tyre left at the end of the race. That is why time and time again he catches up with Hayden and passes him in the race . Hayden on the other hand concentrates on getting a fast lap and a good position in Qualifying but always suffers after half distance. Its not just me saying it the facts are there to see.
@Vilas
You make some really good point in your posts if only some people would take a moment to understand what you are saying.

Cammyspop

July 20, 2012 12:49 PM

Sure Rossi has always liked to concentrate on using practice to set up the bike for the race. Back when he was winning he would, if time allowed, stick on a soft tyre at the end of qualifying and try for a pole time.

When he's not been competitive he's clearly not seen the point in wasting time on setting up the D16 to run on soft tyres. And that made some sort of sense up until this weekend.

At Mugello the D16 was more competitive and so it should be it was effectively built for that circuit. Even Rossi has said that if he'd qualified better he'd have had a good chance of a podium.

So sorry Rossi faithful, but the man has nobody to blame but himself for the fact that he finished fifth instead of third. He should have put some effort into a setup for soft tyres. I like the guy, I really do, and I admire his riding, but really once you start getting somewhere near the front qualifying matters.

Of course when you're part of the best bike/rider package then you can qualify way down

Cammyspop

July 21, 2012 1:18 PM

That qualifying helps is plainly obvious, otherwise we wouldn't have qualifying at all. Rossi had to fight his was clear of traffic before he could start putting in the consistent quick laps that he did. As such he had to spend much of the race closing down on the leading riders.

Really, why do you think so much store is set by qualifying.

First - Unregistered

July 21, 2012 9:04 PM

Stoner can be on the podium on any bike that's being previously developed by someone else and win a championship that's very true, but good luck after that the guy can't develop anything. Just look at his numbers after winning the championship for Ducati, and now the sane thing is happening with the Honda, he did develop a massive case of chatter into it though. Simple, but true.

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