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Ducati to stick with Desmodromic valve system for MotoGP engine.

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January 17, 2013 7:21 PM

re: "And the bike should be rideable for everyone. It should not just be a motorcycle that Casey Stoner can win on. We will not copy a Yamaha, and will stick with the Ducati philosophy."

S1 rears back in his office chair, puts his feet up, and lets out a maniacal/mad scientist laugh pondering the possibility of a full trellis being in corse's future sooner rather than later...? :) make that happen on your watch gobie then "watch", a prodigal son return to the fold.

Matt - Unregistered

January 17, 2013 7:33 PM
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you guys are not thinking properly. They did have great rider feedback but even casey said towards the end they dont listen to what your telling them and basically are stubborn.. they just no better and thats why they aint won a thing in motogp for years

prof-x - Unregistered

January 17, 2013 7:33 PM

a trellis frame is not going to solve the answers. There problem is fundamental and it has to do with how the bike uses the tires. End of. Many ways to skin a cat, but Ducati do not have the fundamental setup to work with Bridgestone's tire. This is why the bike has been **** ever since the control tire was brought in.

Valentino+Yamaha=Bridgestone. After Rossi got beat by Casey in 2007, it hasn't been the same since. Except he also got beat by a guy on Micheline's too.


January 17, 2013 9:14 PM

Is it really the tyres? I thought the idea was fixed tyre choice = the same for all bikes in the crucial thing between the bike & the track?
I noted (with a fistful of salt) that Honda's head honcho claims that the single tyre is why satellite bikes haven't a prayer of getting a win any more (& there was me thinking it was cos Honda & Yam had everything their own way).
Thing is... when there was Michelin in the series too - which teams got all the best tyres & the overnight specials, while the small teams got whatever was left huh?
Maybe Ducati's chassis doesn't work with the control tyre. But surely its their job to make it so that it does?


January 17, 2013 9:31 PM

Great piece of misdirection by Nakamoto though IMO - steer the fans into b!tching about the tyres being responsible for spoiling the fact that there's an ice-age between Honda & Yam Factory bikes, the satellites, Ducati's & the CRT's. Yeah - its nothing to do with the massive factory budgets and influence over the technical rules, its the identical tyres we have to use.
I can understand that new control tyre constructions will work better for some than others, and that specific tyres for bikes would optimise performance which would help Ducati. What I really, really don't understand is why control tyres are to blame if a mfr can't get their bike to work with them?
Perhaps its time for a new idea - how about relax the testing restrictions for mfr's not in the top 2 to help them close the gap?

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