MotoGP » Rossi to start with new parts


“The comparison in the test was better than the bike I used in Brno” – Valentino Rossi.

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budro - Unregistered

September 13, 2012 8:56 PM

He didn't specifically mention anything about front end feeling which I thought is the main problem with the bike so I wouldn't expect anything big to happen because of this next race.

Great job to Ducati though it seems that they are really shelling out some dough for development these last couple of years.

Pop-N-Fresh - Unregistered

September 13, 2012 9:03 PM

I have to say that for Ducati to be bringing yet another frame and swingarm simply shows they are completely lost.

As everyone else has already stated, it's not the bike - it's the rider.

plane

September 13, 2012 9:19 PM

Too little, too late from Ducati!
Can't wait to see you back in the front group Doctor...
Be happy race fans!!! we will get to see more epic battles.
Whoever wins!
ill be happy to witness the competition!!
Ciao

Red Crystal - Unregistered

September 13, 2012 9:26 PM

@ bilbo46

Grow up you baby. The Ducati in 2009 and 2010 was not as good as the Yamaha or the Honda, but Stoner pushed it like hell, and won on it MULTIPLE TIMES. Unilke Rossi who you can visibly see is gently riding it around trying to change everything so it feels like the Yamaha, because he knows he cant win on it the way it is. If Rossi was the GOAT he would have stayed at Ducati next year trying to make it work. 9 times World Champion. You do realise your including his 125cc and 250cc titles saying that...

serious4play

September 13, 2012 9:28 PM
Last Edited 715 days ago

Those who says it the rider not the bike obviously knows nothing about racing or bike prep.
Also stoner come from a dirt biking background so he was used with a "bucking bronco" under him and could ride the ducati loose, Rossi never raced dirt bikes so needs a stable bike under him.

budro - Unregistered

September 13, 2012 9:33 PM

I don't think Rossi isn't a great rider I just think that he has no interest in 'pushing' a bike that has no front end feel.

(and no interest in changing his riding style to compensate)

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