MotoGP » Ducati MotoGP debut for Scott Redding

Scott Redding and Andrea Iannone testing for Ducati this week.

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tomcol - Unregistered

July 31, 2012 9:40 PM

Redding hasnt won anything yet apart from a wet 125cc race. Iannone has won a few races. Melandri won gps, Haydon won the title and yet no one has managed to ride the Ducati apart from Stoner so I cant see why a couple of Moto 2 riders are going to make any difference.

miffy - Unregistered

July 31, 2012 9:51 PM

People forget Stoner got 5th place most the time, that or he crashed because he couldn't feel the front which Rossi is complaining about. Stoner also had the advantage of the Ducati not being as bad as it is today, though his results were getting worse year after year and never looked like winning a championship on it fater 2007. Lets not forget that when Stoner was racing the Ducati the tech 3 Yamaha wasn't as good, they've now gone ahead of Ducati in terms of performance and pushed them down the grid. Also lets not forget the engine change and how the rest have gotten better but Ducati have stayed the same.

If Stoner returned to Ducati he'd most likely be in the same boat. Lets also not forget that Rossi is in his 30s and Stoner got used to that bike in his early 20s. I really doubt Rossi wants to push on a bike he cannot trust like how he would at the same age as Stoner.

Also people claiming Stoner is the best 800cc moto gp rider and Rossi sucks, lets not forget Rossi basically mi


July 31, 2012 10:07 PM

Miffy. I've recycled part of this from elsewhere, but its just as relevant here...
Right now Stoner is WC, & Rossi is nowhere. That MAY change for VR in 2013, but it might just as easily NOT change enough for VR to be a consistent winner - whatever bike he is on. We can speculate, but we won't know until that time arrives.
In the meantime - all the recycling of 'Rossi is the best cos of (insert historical reference of choice here) is getting old. Its like our English soccer fans going on for decades about the 1966 World Cup as it was the last World cup England won.
Its tough out there and the truth is racers are only as good as their current performances. CS & JL have nothing to worry about there.....
Anyhow, this thread has nothing to do with CS or VR, or ancient history!

@ tomcol
"Redding hasnt won anything yet apart from a wet 125cc race. Iannone has won a few races. Melandri won gps, Haydon won the title and yet no one has managed to ride the Ducati apart from Stoner so I cant see why a couple of Moto 2 riders are going to make any difference."

And what exactly has Casey won before jumping on the Ducati GP07?


July 31, 2012 10:32 PM

Redding got too big for a 125 fast, and then quickly outgrew a Moto2 - the paddock seems to accept that his weight is killing his chances against microbes in a control engine / tyre series. You need more grunt to accelerate more mass, simply put.
It seems those better able to judge than we (just like when Stoner went to Duke in 07 without winning a 250 title or a Senior class GP on the LCR Honda)seem to think that Redding will suit a MotoGP bike, and that his results in lower classes aren't necessarily indicative of how he could perform in MotoGP.
It can go both ways - Marquez is clearly great on the Moto2, but that does not assure that he will be as good on a MotoGP bike.
It'll be interseting to see how they do!


July 31, 2012 11:55 PM

Casey's average was 5th on the ducati ???????????????
He won 1 WC 2nd in the following year 4th the next year and 4th in his final year.
Please explain how his average was 5th.

IanJ - Unregistered

August 01, 2012 1:20 AM

If Rossi had been given what he's asked for then I'd agree with all of you saying he's a has-been and can't develop a bike, however he hasn't. The bike he started the season on is pretty much the same bike he has now all but for some updated electronics to try and tame the peaky engine. Stoner also complained about the lack of updates during the season and this was one of the reasons for him leaving, he knew he couldn't continue to be competitive.

Lets also not forget the ducati has been the downfall of a number of very good riders, Melandri for one and he's now leading the WSB championship, go figure...

I think the ducati is like marmite, most people hate it once they've tried it :P

I really hope Rossi stays on for Audi to pull Preziosi's head from up his ass and give Rossi what he's been asking for. I'd lose a lot of respect for Rossi if he quit ducati now and went crawling back to Yamaha.

Finish what you started Rossi!

Raj_India - Unregistered

August 01, 2012 5:57 AM

I think best keep 3 bikes for all factory brand like last year 3 honda factory bikes. if happen my idea is
VR-yamaha Marc-honda Ducati-Cal CRUTCHLOW
JL-yamaha Dani-honda Ducati-Scott REDDING
Dovi-yamaha Iannone-honda Ducati-Stefan BRADL

or other funny idea

All Italy riders fix yamaha VR,DOVI,Iannone,
All Spanish riders fix JL,Marc,Dani

if it's happen great to see motogp class thrilling battle next year

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