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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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shamarone

January 18, 2013 5:23 PM

re: "Point being they are a company that has the engineering might to go toe to toe with the best the Japanese have to offer."

this is single track world, ie. honda's world. HRC's going to hand the krauts their a55es wrapped in a bow.

2 stroke kid - Unregistered

January 18, 2013 5:32 PM

Audi might have success in other racing series ,but what do they really know about 2 wheels ,and how long before they have a boardroom meeting that results in them pulling out of moto gp because of the embarrasment.Bmw have been trying to take it to the japs for ages.

I dont think so - Unregistered

January 18, 2013 5:51 PM

Many people expect great performances about ianonne.. He is a good rider but for many times he also waste good races on moto2.. Motogp is diferente i know but i dont feel confidence on Ianonne and is even worst when we know the bike he will ride, if was one Yamaha 4sure i would say Ianonne will be good because ianoone is like Rossi and Dovi the Italian riding Style that dont feel confidente with the problems that Ducati generate but we will see

CRT - Unregistered

January 18, 2013 5:54 PM

@ Dr. Who,

You stated Ducati didn't listen to Rossi or JB. There's two years worth of upgrades that were at the behest of Rossi and JB, which equaled more than what Stoner received in his entire four years.

You then have the testament of Hayden contradicting what you state.

So you tell me who should I believe? The abundant amount of changes that we all saw Ducati go through in two years and the words of Nicky Hayden, or you?

Kind of a no brainer for me.

Vilas

January 18, 2013 7:34 PM

CRT

is caind funny your commente.. the most importente updates where not made that is about engine but was promisse.. the Chassis updates where made at least the aluminimun part but that not means that the Chassi will be competitive out of the factory dont you think?? After all if was that esay even Casey could had fix the problems to be more then one time World Champion with Ducati dont you think PRO?? Year by Year since 2007 what was done with casey was suppose to be Updates like was when they Come with the bull**** of carban fiber they had made testes and everybody was happy but then on the real race surprissed surprrised 2009 was the worst sesson of Ducati and 2010 was not brilliant also

Vilas

January 18, 2013 7:45 PM
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Hayden have is worst sesson im 2012 dont cach one podium at least and loock at him is Happy is smilling is all good if the cach enter and he stay at Motogp..eheheh

Then he can say to all Americans aim riding at Motogp is hard Man and aim on one factory hell yeah

CRT - Unregistered

January 18, 2013 7:50 PM

@ Vilas,

What?

I know english is not your primary language, and that's fine.

All of Rossi/JB's request started at the frame, the handling of the motorcycle. First they wanted a more flexible frame, he got it and dismissed it without even racing on it. Next he wanted aluminum, he got it, no improvement. Then he wanted a delta box style frame, he got it. What were his comments? The bike is no better then when we first tested it.

I guess thier direction wasn't all that great huh? You seem to keep making excuses for Rossi that just don't hold up.

Tetley

January 18, 2013 7:50 PM

I would very much like to see Ducati challenging the other factories at the front of the field. BUT
"Will Ducati win in MotoGP 2013?"
No. Definitely not. No way. No chance. Nada.
"Maybe in the wet?"
Not in wet, flood, monsoon or merely damp. There are riders who excel in wet weather on bikes with better front-end feel and none of the Ducatis will get even close to them.
Ducati's 2012 bike could not beat other 2012 bikes, so it has zero chance of beating the 2013 bikes of Honda and Yamaha.

Tetley

January 18, 2013 8:04 PM

"All of Rossi/JB's request started at the frame, the handling of the motorcycle. First they wanted a more flexible frame, Next he wanted aluminum, Then he wanted a delta box style frame. What were his comments? The bike is no better then when we first tested it. Posted by CRT"
Have you considered this? Ducati hadn't made CF frames before, and they weren't skilled at it. Likewise they hadn't made ali frames, nor delta-box frames. So it is no surprise that the frames they produced were not up to the standard of other teams.
Also if all of the various Ducati frames gave similar characteristics then it points to the motor/installation as being the stumbling block.

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