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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August 30, 2012 1:11 AM

@ there there now

That's actually a factually incorrect statement. I have stated in the past that, while Rossi is part and parcel to the failed marriage between him and Ducati, I can't cite him as the primary reason for the above mentioned "failure". There are many variables to consider, and #1 on that list of variables resides solely on the manufacturer's ability to translate a rider's feedback into tangible developmental progress. Like someone said a few days ago, "You can put the world's greatest jockey on a donkey and he still won't win the derby".

...but I still love you 'there there now'. You're like a stubborn little brother.


August 30, 2012 1:13 AM

@there there now,
No, it didn't ruffle my feathers. I just asked a simple question. It just seemed to me that I had never recalled reading one post from you that wasn't anti-Rossi or an attempt to bully someone who supports him. Is it your intent to try to make people feel bad about someone they support?

billie_morini - Unregistered

August 30, 2012 1:57 AM

There are few elements that have not seen the light of day in these forums.

1. Ducati does not have the same financial resources that Yamaha and Honda have. Therefore, it is not as easy to spit out completely re-designed parts. It is also not as easy to have MANY talented engineers on staff.
2. Ducati facilitates improvement in a traditional European way. That is to say that improvements, testing, and re-designs are incremental. It is a "mentality" best emphasized in modern times with BMW's street bikes. But, there was a era (DKW, Montessa, Bultaco, Triumph, Ariel, Maico, Rickman, etc.) before J-bikes and J-automobiles, where incremental improvement was the "rule."
3. It's easy to fabricate or manufacture in Asia on the turn of a dime. Molds can be made overnight with castings the next day. Not so in Europe.

I'm sure there are a few other elements, as well. However, after a couple of margaritas, this is all I care to type. Maybe some of you lads & lassies can add some more.



August 30, 2012 2:59 AM

JC Racing and in the opposite to your post if rossi doesn,t get anywhere by end of season and yet haydon and dovi do next year then it was rider ? And im not a rossi knocker i just believe he cannot adapt to the duc but will be ok back on the yam

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