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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drifter - Unregistered

August 29, 2012 9:24 PM

@RV
bro its not rv its vr

rossi wants to stay in duc and win 1champs with it making a unbreakBle record but he knows duc development is too slow for him to make bike competitive in 2 yrs time.i agree by nicky or dovi bike can be improved but not into champ wining bike(occasionaL wins).
rossi is desparate to win champ but with duc nots possible.
duc promised full bike update by laguna seca but in keepin promises too duc is failure.thats the time vale decided thats its too late to save sinking ship.i not saying duc cannot be saved it can be but not by a old captain seeking retirement.
if duc was near tech3 guys consistently and made updates timely then vale would have remained in duc.its too late for duc and vale magic.
now in 2012 testing of duc with vale offers onlu solution to tyre wear problem not in performance issuses.because thst issue is inherited in duc wether its vale or nicky or dov.
they r working becuz one less problem in next season if sorted now.

Liam48

August 29, 2012 9:26 PM

It looks as though there will be no new engine this year and why am I not surprised.

No wonder Rossi is leaving, it has taken them all year to come to a conclusion that there will be no new engine.

There will probably be no improvement to the race performances, I was hoping from Misano onwards there would be a step from the Ducati but that has clearly gone out the window.

Marc - Unregistered

August 29, 2012 9:27 PM

Vilas I agree that Rossi is a professional and he'll try his best to make the bike better. In terms of getting the bike right you may recall some Honda guys noting that it took them 3-4 years to get the bike right which didn't happen until the end of 800cc era and has translated into a very good 1000cc for them. So if you consider that Ducati is trying to develop and sort a bike in 1 year that's tough. It will take them probably take them at least another year of continued R&D and progressive changes to get closer to the front.

The Mentor - Unregistered

August 29, 2012 9:44 PM

You know what's funny that Ducati said on the article that they took his recommendations and they will have the new chassis and swingarm ready for the next race. If Rossi is able to do a good race and get decent position it will only show that he's being right all along and that Ducati was doing the opposite of what he has asked of them all this time. Vindication VR I think.

Realist

August 29, 2012 9:53 PM

@ Marc

Good point about the development time for Honda. The only difference is the culture of the manufacturers. Darn Ducati!


As for the article, it really does cement WHY Rossi didn't stick around. Ducati continues to move at a snail's pace with updates.

Marc - Unregistered

August 29, 2012 9:55 PM

Liam to slow on changes and improvement is the reason why Rossi is leaving. However, Rossi may giving them the right direction to move toward.

Liam48

August 29, 2012 10:00 PM

@Marc I agree, if the development was a lot quicker and improvements being made then he would probably stay but I think Rossi wants to get at least a good result before the season is over.

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