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Will Andrea Dovizioso, Nicky Hayden, Ben Spies or Andrea Iannone achieve something Valentino Rossi could not - win a MotoGP race for Ducati?

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January 18, 2013 2:27 PM

@ TalentFan...with respect, your 'taking Nicky's settings' post was not up to your usual standard. Rossi and JB reverted to Ducatis' basic setup that Nicky was using. They incorporated findings that they had that their own route had taught them. Getting things wrong is how you find what is right, after all.

Still didn't get them very far though, but they did finish top Ducati rider.
Rossi left Ducati for the same reason that Casey did, they wont listen.

Remember when on here Barbera was the 2nd coming? :)

notanexpert - Unregistered

January 18, 2013 2:38 PM

I have it from a good source, Chuck Norris will replace Hayden after the first grand prix, he will win every race until the rest of the season. So there you have it....World Champion DUCATI :-)

Grandissimus - Unregistered

January 18, 2013 2:38 PM

Ginger Smith is going to be finishing behind this lot, frequently! Marquez will crash out of a few here and there. I would say the odd podium is a reality. Winning races will take some time though. As others have pointed out Ducati has hired a wide array of rider styles in order to aid in development of the bike to a broad spectrum of adjustability. It is a very German, totally logical approach to the problem. That hasn't always served them well but in this case it could hardly hurt.

Antagonista - Unregistered

January 18, 2013 2:41 PM

Russell Wilson (Seattle seahawks) has some time off before training Camp. He could surely will this thing to a few wins before he heads back to football! There's nothing he cant do!

narp - Unregistered

January 18, 2013 2:44 PM

rossi and burgess? really? that is your answer to ducati winning again?? seeing as how they did SO well the last two years I completely agree with that... Rossis stellar performance on the ducati couldn't have been what lead him back to yamaha this year. Any rider who quits a team after a brilliant 2 year 3 podium stint must be out of their mind, its the only way! Rossi and burgess were JUST about to make a breakthrough with that bike I'm so sure about it... hahahahaha lctanner you have to be my favorite poster on this site.

ja - Unregistered

January 18, 2013 2:49 PM

i think that ducati will run far better than last year as the pressure isnt so great this time around to succeed not sure about wins but podiums yes and maybe late in the second half of the season maybe ben get up on the top step lets hope that the house of red can battle it out make the season more exciting its lacked that element for the last 2 seasons

True Fan - Unregistered

January 18, 2013 2:55 PM

@LCTanner true to form.

Rossi / JB the "development intelligencia". Pure myth. JB's development "genius" at Honda when Doohan was there was to STOP Honda from providing updates unless Doohan had a problem. With Rossi, the same approach until they got the 4 stroke, which happened to be the best in the paddock by far. No development required. As a bonus, special race day hoops, just for the "development genius".

His move to Yamaha - where the myth got legs - took Biaggi's losing ride, which was replaced by a much better package - not perfect, but very competitive. Regardless, development wasn't due to Rossi or JB, and he retained significant race tyre advantage.

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