MotoGP » Dovizioso embraces challenges at Ducati


'What is sure is that for the 2013 season we will start with the same material from the end of last year' - Andrea Dovizioso

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Dutch69Camaro - Unregistered

January 16, 2013 9:04 AM

Quote we'llsee: "hmm sounds a lot like an italian from 2 years ago. the difference being it sounds like dovi will actually be with project long term as opposed to throwing in the towel."

Ofcourse Dovi will there be for the long term for shure. Rossi had a very good option returning to the best factory team with a championship winning bike...Ducati is Dovi's last chance for motorcycle superstardom. If he wins on the Ducati he will be a legend in Italy!

Dutch69Camaro - Unregistered

January 16, 2013 9:07 AM

@geometric motorman: It's actually Ducati themselves who called its engine configuration L2 and L4. Now it is understood that a L2 engine is a 90 degree V-twin. So an L4 is a V4 engine, but a V4 is not neccesarily a L4, making an L-engine a subcategory of V-engines...

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Dot - Unregistered

January 16, 2013 9:39 AM

a little bit differnt riding around on your own Dovi, wait till you have faster riders in there with you and you are trying to catch them, then you will see how "manageable" the bike is lol

Ron - Unregistered

January 16, 2013 9:41 AM

At least hes been realistic.

Shame he never managed to become a regualar race winner (like Melandri 05-06 results). He looked so promising for it it 2010 (Barcelona, Motegi, Sepang off the top of my head), as well as pretty impressive rides at Qatar, Le Man and Silverstone (again off the top of my head. Having Stoner and Pedrosa in the team really knocked him hard the following year.

Would love to see him, put the Ducati on the podium at Mugello

Grendlehop

January 17, 2013 2:47 AM

He's going to find it difficult to keep up with Hayden, who's a rear-wheel rider. Just like Vale, Dovi is a finesse rider who gels with a bike that can enter hard on the brakes, corner on rails and has a good-feel to the front end. Dovi has had a career that strongly parallels that of Melandri's, which was 2nd rate compared to the pedigree of riders like Vale, Jorge, Dani & Casey. I wish him well, but I fear a season similar to Spies last year on the factory M1. He's going to be looking for another ride 7 months from now.

Wink - Unregistered

January 18, 2013 5:35 AM

Codger... As per Don't you think that Dovi is starting the year as Ducatis number 1 rider?
Absolutley, Dovi is... Just didn't want to burst Nookies bubble.

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