MotoGP » Rossi, Ducati start Misano test


Valentino Rossi completes day one of a private Ducati test at Misano.

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Marc - Unregistered

August 28, 2012 5:56 PM

Only a minor chassis change without other needed changes shame on Ducati. Hopefully, the better start of the past race will translate to next race and hopefully the engine won't implode. Would be nice to see some podium finishes before Rossi concludes with Ducati to end on a high note.

Rhino

August 28, 2012 5:57 PM
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Private test!.... I get the impression they don't want to test along the side others as they know their bike is likely to look uncompetitive.

I don't think anyone will want to nick any secrets from them

Marc - Unregistered

August 28, 2012 6:01 PM

MD I think that Rossi wanted to stay with Ducati but the issue was time. I'm sure he knows by now how long at the current rate of improvement it will take Ducati to be competitive. If that timeline is 1-2 more years then he'd lose those years on possibly being competitive. I'm sure that Dovi will have a better platform to start from then Rossi did.

Vilas

August 28, 2012 6:10 PM

Now live its a bit sick for Rossi!! From Ducati point of view they are doing well with this test, just extracting the maximam information possible from Rossi about the chassi to make somethingh better!! Rossi is now the number 2 him Ducati even if he is leading the standings, all the requestes that Rossi did about Engine with new configuration to help the balance new power delivery, electronics etc will be tested by Hayden.. Ducati will not allow Rossi to test that parts because he go to Yamaha.. Fair enaught!! I dont regreat nothingh and aim sure Rossi has no fear at all about this.. Like Marc say its need a lot of time to build a complete package that Worck.. Rossi knows thats way he go to Yamaha, only Dovi can have some hope and can expect that this new updates that will take part on the GP13 really worck and maybe he can ride one better bike for 2013.. But lets face te.. To beat Yamaha and Honda will not that esay otherwise Rossi would had stay.. they will need to study a lot..

Liam48

August 28, 2012 6:12 PM

@Fraud46 Did you even watch the last race? Everyone around the world saw the oil leak as plain as day, you must be blind or stupid not to have seen it, it wasn't an excuse it was FACT!

So I guess this will be another test that the new engine doesn't turn up even though Preziozi said it would, hopefully we can get some improvements for the last few races.

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