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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AussieNSW - Unregistered

August 10, 2012 7:10 AM

I can see you are not to smart,when a Co comes up with a concept a plane,a bike,a car they disscuss it and if it has merits they look at what the ruturn on capital would be then if satisfied it goes to ENGINEERING,(not to pilots not riders not drivers)to develope but I doubt if you will understand that simple example.As for hating I have followed GP racing for 51 yrs and have never hated a rider in that time, I respect every rider on the grid from first to last,I think you should try it some time you sound like you might be a bit of a hater yourself.

Seriously! - Unregistered

August 10, 2012 7:13 AM

Furusawa seems to indicate that rider input/feedback has alot more importance in development than you seem to.
I can't imagine for a moment that engineers just sit at their desks endlessly working on ideas to improve power delivery, suspension compression and rebound dampening, frame geometry and flex, mass placement, etc, without some direction coming from the team mechanics via the rider.
How would they ever know they were on the right path to improvement?
Computer modelling only works up to a point. In the real world there are many more variables that come in to play.
Still, engineers must be a pretty cluey bunch,hey?
They'll kick the cr*p out of you if you don't agree.

AussieNSW - Unregistered

August 10, 2012 7:24 AM

Lets take the top 4 riders in GP racing rossi,stoner,pedro and jlo now what age did they leave school at to go riding bikes about 15 or 16 now ask yourself when you were 15 or 16 was you education at a level that you could have input into the development of a racing machine like a GP bike, or do you think you might have to do some further the 4 guys I mentioned are great riders and they can do things that people like me can only dream of but they do NOT develop bikes.

Morpheus - Unregistered

August 10, 2012 7:46 AM

Prior to VR officially going to Ducati, Burgess had talked with Ducati (Preziosi). Told him more or less the same thing that (@LCTanner)about listening or not listening to VR. I was briefly reading an article in Motosprint last night and Furusawa-son said sometimes VR is too sensitive and gives feedback like no other. He also said, VRs methods were instrumental in the feedback he needed to make a better bike. It is sad that Ducati had not only VR but NH who sometimes gave identical inputs. Sad day for RED...GREAT day for BLUE!

BRIDGESTONE - Unregistered

August 10, 2012 7:53 AM

Japanese loyalty!!! unlike the italian loyalty!!!
TRUE TRUE. Ducati did nothing for Rossi, but Ducati also didnt do anything for stoner. THATS WHY 2 GREAT RIDERS WILL LEAVE DUCATI.!!

Ducati = PASSION people often say, but weres the passion? the passion to listen? the passion to provide, the passion to adapt, the passion to admit.FUrusawa is right Preziosi has real samoerai spirit, bacause the only thing left for preziosi is harakiri!!! a true samoerai will do harakiri after BIG FAILLURE!!!

And people say Furusawa now will never know what could happend if he would move to Yamaha!!
thats stupid why would he?? would you change your MOM just to see if any other MOM would be a better mother for you? Would you go there if you knew that your new mom would be far more worse than your real mother?

And for Rossi, well he wants to WIN, with Yamaha he can!! he wants to ride wsbk now with Yamaha he can, because why would he AGAIN ride i NON frame bike again??
Rossi wanted to end his carreer with

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