MotoGP » Rossi concludes test, new frame for San Marino


“Based on the feedback Valentino provided, we'll bring a new frame and a new swingarm to the next race.” - Filippo Preziosi, Ducati.

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Sam - Unregistered

August 30, 2012 8:30 PM

@ Maximusproxx

lol, you couldn't cut it better??

You had no answer to my question I suppose. Rossi is not young anymore and can't wait for Ducati forever. Plus Ducati did not invest a penny on Rossi, all Rossi's wages paid by sponsors. But one thing is certain, Rossi&Ducati will make that Ducati a much ridable bike. a bike that everyone can ride.

Hayden said "it is the best Ducati" and that was far from what Rossi wanted. Rossi was a revolution in Ducati.

Forzavalentino - Unregistered

August 30, 2012 8:45 PM

Chassis??????!!!! What happened to the new engine promised by Laguna seca????!!!!!! I am so happy vale is going home to yamaha!!! D.U.C.A.T.I DONT UNDERSTAND CHASSIS'S AREN'T THAT INTERESTED!!!!!!

TedG

August 30, 2012 10:22 PM

For the people going off the deep end here is a an excerpt from superbikePlanet in their Audi reorg post.

" ....insiders suggest that Preziosi has basically been afforded tenure (ala Dr. T) at Ducati and the only way he'd leave is if he resigned.
Preziosi recently had meetings with Masao Furusawa, the retired Yamaha engineer who built the M1 into a championship machine. The meetings must have been, in part, humbling for Preziosi, especially when Furusawa basically took a pencil and sketched out how a MotoGP bike is supposed to work...."

drifter - Unregistered

August 30, 2012 10:26 PM

all those who r saying that stoner won his champ purely by his skill r mindless stoner moaner(that rhyme)

i m not belittling stoner s talent but u got agree 07 fastest bike by 20-25kmph and tyres 11 best bike acceleration, corner exit ,top end complete pacakge.
2011 honda was best bike there and helped stoner wining races consistently.
but i do agree if stoner rode honda in 2010 he could have won then also (he's talented )
2012 yam best bike but not in much aspect its just tyres.BS tyers well constructed for yam.(for this yr though next yr who knows BS tyers for DUC)
stoner's champ helped by bikes in duc case its 65-70% in honda its 50-60.
He can win in close competitive bikes too.
i agree with those to who says duc has improved a lot compard with 10 bike.stoner will occasionaly win podiums and wins too.rossi saving his @$$ for next season.

TedG

August 30, 2012 11:51 PM

Here is a thought for the people who think Rossi is too old:
I'd like to see anyone who has said a word about his age throw down 140 laps in 2 days on that ill-handling beastie. Sounds like a whole hearted effort to me.

And 140 laps of practice sure won't hurt.

Shadow

August 31, 2012 2:06 AM

Rossi is too rich and too old to take big risks now.

He has too much to live for but as the Yamaha is on rails the risk factor reduces greatly.

I am sure he will be fast & consistent enough to keep in front of Pedrosa, something I am sure Yamaha are hoping on.

Hocuspokus - Unregistered

August 31, 2012 2:17 AM

"it could repair some of the damage done to VR's reputation in the eyes of his doubters.


Posted by fastfisheye

You must be joking.
1) the Rossi hate-gang wouldn't care if he walked on water they'd still hate.
2) Anyone with any genuine sense of racing history knows Rossi's reputation & outstanding achievements.

He has proved all he ever needed to already, 9 world championships.....anyone who sneers at that simply isn't really into racing and is a laughably sad t**t into showbizz & personalities.

Rossidaboss - Unregistered

August 31, 2012 4:03 AM

I dont care what anyone says, be that Ducati, Crash, Fans or RIDE competitors.

I read a book by a WC who made it clear it is THE RIDER and not the bike and I believe his words over anyone elses.

He knows more than any of us - ITS THE RIDER THAT COUNTS
Who cares what Ducati do to a bike, its the RIDER

TedG

August 31, 2012 4:32 AM

Of course it is the rider that makes all the difference. Race times for a slow rider on a competitive bike will be hampered by the rider. A fast rider on an uncompetitive bike will be hampered by the bike but not as much. The old ratio used to be 80% rider and 20% bike. Today with traction control, seamless shift gearboxes, etc. the new ratio is probably more like 60% rider 40% bike. So if the bike is 90% as good as the competition that 4% overall difference works out to seconds a lap.

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