MotoGP » Ducati won't ditch Desmodromic system

Ducati to stick with Desmodromic valve system for MotoGP engine.

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andy - Unregistered

January 17, 2013 10:27 AM

Stoner stopped winning as many races when the engine limits came in,so he had to push the bike harder,which to his credit he kept trying.Maybe the germans can help make the current engine last longer when it's being ridden flat out.

XXX - Unregistered

January 17, 2013 10:31 AM

What Ducati should do is buy a Yamaka and Honda and copy it. The Japanese bikes are ages ahead of the game and there is no other choice but to invest in the future. Keeping what was working in 2007 is not the answer. The post 2007 Ducati has shown us the real Stoner - a rider who cannot win a championship on a mediocre bike. Some fools here say that Ducati should hire Stoner back. But it was actually during Stoner's time that Ducati began its downward demise. The reason why Rossi couldn't fix the bike is because Ducati does not want to move away from its failing past and instead give Rossi a half ar$ed upgrade. The Ducati way is not working. Plain and simple. Even Stoner opted to move to Honda and repeat his one hit wonder.

Behind the Scenes - Unregistered

January 17, 2013 10:41 AM

"One of the things that I noticed, and this is something that we have addressed immediately, I believe the communication between what is going on at the racetrack between riders, the team that is on track, and the factory, has to be improved.

"We have heard through your papers and online communication that this was always a complaint of Valentino's, that there were some deficiencies.

"We have addressed this and we have found a way to improve this quite a bit in the next season."

Gobmeier, who joined Ducati from BMW's Superbike programme, said his new team had welcomed his approach so far.

"What I found is that everybody in the company is very positive about those changes and ideas that I have in order to work together in a hopefully much more efficient way, and so far there was a very welcoming reaction to these," he said.

Fraud CS - Unregistered

January 17, 2013 10:52 AM

I saw the new Desmosedici the other day in Bologna, even though to describe it as 'new' isn't entirely true, it hasn't changed much compared to last season's bike. We'll still have to work very hard, and, unfortunately, we haven't got that much time now.” Hayden has only got a one year contract: "Sure, there's even less time for me than for Andrea"

Boo - Unregistered

January 17, 2013 10:57 AM

Then how'd you explain the 2011 & 2012 ducati? Not a single win. Was it merely the bike's flaws? One hit wonder and quite a few first podiums are still a lot better than ZERO wins in 2 years methinks.

XXX - Unregistered

January 17, 2013 11:00 AM


Dont you worry about 2011-2012. We all know Rossi and Burgess are frauds so no expectations there. Frauds with nine championships. While Stoner the fastest the world has seen has a mesely two championships. Hang on, only two??? I thought he was the fastest? Surely a fastest should have won every single championship and every single race he has participated? That should be thirteen championships in thirteen years? Only two? The fastest? Who's the fraud again?

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