MotoGP » Australian MotoGP, Phillip Island - Qualifying

Full qualifying times from the Australian MotoGP at Phillip Island, round 17 of 18.

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Jonjo S - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 6:41 AM

Top crt bikes beating the dukes. Hopefully a turning point. Aprilia superbike better thsn duc prototype. Maybe they need 200cc....... That brand is a joke, what.sort of idiot buys one?

Casey, awesome.

ja - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 7:53 AM

well if it aint the bike then what is it please dont say rossi ha ha cos karel abraham was battling for pole was he,its the bike believe me all the riders who ride motogp bikes for ducati have said that it just doesnt want to turn in,ducati are 3 seasons behind not 2 ,3 as honda and yamaha are developing next years bike ducati arnt there still trying to sort out last years bike??? alright what should of been last years bike, but we will have to wait for the winter break to find out what really went wrong with the rossi/ducati love affair as he heads back to his true love roll on 2013 motogp season

trr - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 8:04 AM

Some of you guys should read a bit further down before slagging Ducati. You know, where the Best Lap field. :) A 800 still a second faster then these big beefy thous, without the standard aluminium deltabox frame. Yeah right, they are the one who suck big time. :)
I can not imagine how Stoner will not miss this feeling...

yoyox - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 8:14 AM

Again, Rdp is in front of prototype machine. It is a good decision for Karel to switch from Ducati to ART.

CRT project is not as bad as we thought.

True Fan - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 8:40 AM

@ja It's 80% Rider, 20% Bike. So sayeth the 9 times world champion. Who are we to argue?

You're quite right though. All riders wrestled the Ducati understeer. I think it's partly geometry, and partly gyroscopics. Stoner adapted to the bike and used its strengths. Capirossi and (to a lesser extent) Bayliss adapted to the bike, albeit not as well as Stoner. Rossi wanted to turn in into a playstation game like his M1. Now it's a Ducaha. And people call him the great "bike developer". I think it's a myth.

Ducati should have treated Stoner with MUCH more respect, and listened to his concerns about the bike. He told them exactly what it needed. Maybe they fell for the "it's the bike" BS from Rossi fans.

some1 - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 9:41 AM

Ducati motor has been tamed so many times since 2011 to silent the cry baby Rossi has shattered my hope to see Hayden to finish the race on podium at PI, repeatedly.

Even a wet race can't help Hayden to get a podium on the current Ducati. Ducati has lost it's sense of direction too far away by giving everything to Rossi's demands and get nothing in return.

What a shame spectators can't see what Hayden can do at PI because bike was developed for Rossi's track day purpose not for racing.

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