MotoGP » Furusawa admits Ducati contact

"Furusawa admitted his trip to Italy was the invitation from Ducati and he was asked to help them"

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Morpheus - Unregistered

August 09, 2012 3:03 PM

Well, Well! It was worse than what Ducati wanted to admit and the Ducatisti were willing to accept! More the bike than the rider! Trying to get Furusawa was the final straw in admitting that their way had not reaped the success that had blindly hoped for. But much props to them for lowering their ego and trying to get him on board

BenSugden - Unregistered

August 09, 2012 3:32 PM

Rossi DID do a hell of a lot to develop the Yamaha, and the Honda come to think of it! Mechanics cant develop a bike without the rider providing input. What are they gonna do? Watch videos and miraculously see where the rider has good / bad feeling in the front and rear? Rossi has been around a long time and has piloted x2 different machinery to Multiple World Championships each. Ducati obviously dont have the right middleman at the moment which is why they've been speaking to Furusawa. Not rocket science guys.

Amigo - Unregistered

August 09, 2012 3:33 PM

I respect Masao Furusawa decision to not involve in Ducati bike development. It's model ethical standard for every loyal employee. He can make a lot of money from Ducati but for him money comes second and loyalty comes first. I really admired him for his times at Yamaha and now his standing on ethical standard. Also we must admire Preziosi for his bravely to ask rival to help his team and he does not care his job at Ducati. For Preziosi, the team's interest comes first and his personal interest comes after team. This story shows how much they loyal to their employer. Both persons are really respectable.

logiczero - Unregistered

August 09, 2012 3:41 PM

Mechanics cant develop a bike without the rider providing input.
Posted by BenSugden

Oh, now the mechanics develop the bike? ROFL. The bike is developed by the engineers back at factory.

Brian C. - Unregistered

August 09, 2012 5:04 PM

Correct, engineers get feedback from the mechanics and the rider and from there they try to figure out how to make things work. Rossi did not "develop" the M1, that was EVERYONE at Yamaha. Rossi also has not developed the GP12. That was everyone at Ducati -- the mechanics and engineers working on feedback provided by both Rossi (Burgess) and Hayden to try and figure out how to make things work. That's why the Duc has had such a huge transformation. It isn't up to the Japanese bikes yet, but it WILL get there -- and it will be too bad if Rossi isn't there to share the fruit with Hayden!

Incredible - Unregistered

August 09, 2012 5:29 PM

Its incredible Forusawa himself admit how good was Rossi on changing Yamaha they helped each other to be where they are and still some clows dont accept that and try to give all credits only to Forusawa.. Listen to what he said he was an enginer with some ideas but he never had the power to put yamaha worcking with so passion him one way, Rossi enter to Yamaha chosse the right engine the engine that Forusawa design and enginers at yamaha only joke and couldnt bealive.. Rossi and Forusawa worck to together with now compromiseses and traditicions was just what was needed to Win.. Iven some of yamaha guys get bored because they where so in love wit the 5 valve sistem, Well Forusawa change that and with Rossi support they could achieave other levels.. how can some people still can say that Rossi was not one importante parte him yamaha evolution??? How can some people just be so stupid and hate Rossi like that..

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