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Filippo Preziosi to change role at Ducati? Suter to build the Desmosedici MotoGP chassis?

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November 11, 2012 9:51 AM

This constant harping on about Stoner being so good on the Ducati, whilst being undoubtedly true, doesn't add much to the discussion. His style of riding suited the 2007 bike, not so much the later incarnations. His wins did nothing for the bike (not his fault), it was him that won and not the bike. Rossi was employed to develop the bike, it hasn't happened and Prezzer holds his hand up for that. He also has stated that it was a 3 year plan, so I suppose there is a years work planned, though I doubt it.

I am shocked at the fact that Rossi & JB didn't get the results needed. I believed they would as I thought that they would get the changes that they asked for. I hope that the remaining changes that are still to come arrive soon and Dovi and Nicky profit from them.

Another one bites the dust - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 9:51 AM

There goes the stumbling block!! Now for the other clown(Claudio Domenicali)The one that suggested Melandri needs to see a shrink.He is the one controlling all developement of the bikes. I see the guy as arrogant- he said he expected Rossi to sign and get on with 2013 season as the deal was too good to let go. But maybe he could think of the mediocre performance of the bike on track instead! Poor Rossi, if you stayed maybe this would be good news for you and Hayden! Well, i hope Hayden gets to be on the podium! He deserves it. Domenicali, GO!


November 11, 2012 9:55 AM

This business of fans not wanting Ducati to move away from it's roots, and become Japanised. What about when they changed from twin cylinders to 4 cylinders, doesn't that count. We all know the old adage....If you can't beat them, join them.

wildrsv - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 10:10 AM

This is about investment and returns, it works in the the same way with any external investor in buying a company, they ripe away wastage and save costs. Yes the VW/Audi group are making profit via showroom sales but they want the same in the racing sector, they don't want bad media coverage on one of there brands and projects. Don't be shocked either if they rebrand it too the, Audi Ducati racing moto gp team very soon.

Slide Rules! - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 10:14 AM

They never 'changed' from twins to fours, they'd never even built a motoGP bike before!
They've had singles, parrallel twins and inline fours, and what makes you think 90deg twins are exclusive to this brand and why do many of you think ducati started with the 750SS?

TheDon - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 11:54 AM

As much as i have respect for Rossi and Burgess, they made them selfs looked 2nd rate, by claimimg it was a only a matter of 80 seconds to fix and make the bike work, and even Casey remark on that earlier during the season. You can't always lay the blame culture on Preziosi and his staff for the results of this bike, its a two way blame game. At the day of the Rossi had a goal and the so call dream failed by wanting to be a the italian rider on the italian bike winning the championship, just as Ago did with the MV. When Rossi barks the media and all alike listen and became little baar lambs because Rossi is right, well this time you are so wrong.


November 11, 2012 12:01 PM

@ Slide Rules! You're pulling me up on things I never said.
They have built their image on singles in the smaller classes and are associated, in most minds, with twins on the road and track.
I am aware that they hadn't produced a MotoGP bike before. They did campaign a Twin 500cc in GPs in, I think, 1971/72 with some top 10 finishes. When they entered MotoGP they knew they had to come in with a 4 to have any chance.
I didn't say that I thought the Vee twin was exclusive to them.
I have been a fan of Ducati since watching SMB on the twins at Brands Hatch, and owned a 250cc single in 1960 because of that.
What inline 4 did they produce, I can't remember one?

Slide Rules! - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 12:30 PM

Believing Ducati have 'japanised' their bike is simply ignorant and your example of dumbing down details such as an engine configuration to make your point is almost offensive to anyone with some knowledge of the history of the sport and motorcycles.
Continuing to distance your favorite rider from the failure of the team over the last two years is laughable and to think how close the 2010 bike might have been? Now, an engineer who created a competitive bike out of the box in the 990's and a very very successful 800 may have fallen on his own sword simply because some overzealous and very wealthy fans who are old enough to know better thought Valentino was better than he has proven himself to be.

Elk - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 1:21 PM

Codger, give it are wasting your breath talking to these fools on here. Inline 4 Ducati ??! Pah....
Only in the last few days did I realise how many of Casey Stoner's fan girls are on here. (No disrepspect to Casey - great rider, just his stupid fan club).

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