MotoGP » Dovizioso: We know the gap is still big


'We are here to make some set-up changes to understand the way forward. Apart from the chassis and new front fork from Ohlins we don't have new parts' - Andrea Dovizioso

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LanceTheHooliganAlbon

February 06, 2013 6:18 PM

Deja vu ... it's like I'm hearing these words again :?

I really feel sorry for you Dovi but this helps to vindicate ALL the other riders before you, Rossi, Hayden, Melandri, Bayliss, Caparossi and even Stoner who had far more crashes after a very successful 2007 championship. The Ducati has serious problems :p

RedWine - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 6:45 PM

This is the Ducati GP13, Motogp prototip that is build with the best materials of the brand, with there best solutions to be fast on Tracks. Ducati dont build any better then this and like we wach even japonese Satelite Teams with one roockie onbord can ride faster then the Ducati riders, they where worcking on setups but Smith was just getting the feel of one Motogp bike.. So why Ducati dont change??? ALl explain loock at this exemple If Ducati put this model the Gp13 on the market at 200.000 Euros and Honda and Yamaha put there Motogp bikes to sale at 100.000 Euros, you know who will sell more bikes? I tell you is Ducati because everybody whants one Ducati even if the bike is a crap to ride, thats way Ducati dont change, this is there way of making money.. If people like the design, the color, the sound of the engine and the name of the brand Ducati and is association with Ferrari etc is what gona make people buy Ducati..

moto guru - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 7:19 PM

wsbk and moto gp are 2 different things. Now it's a bit closer than before but still very different. The desmosedici and the wsbk have almost identical lap times. THIS SHOULD NOT BE THE CASE. I've said it before and i will say it again. The team needs to change and this is started at management, and engineering. The Ducati needs to be a real prototype. It's faster if you start from scratch and TRASH this concept, and get rid of management, and restore some dignity in this brand. Did anyone actually think Dovi was going to better Vale? it's not the riders... its the team and bike. End of story.

BoZz

February 06, 2013 7:56 PM

That's easy Jonny.
Aside from Rossi, (Who was probably just too old to re-learn) Ducati have not employed the best for their equipment. Hayden, won 3 races total in his whole career, AND on a Honda!.. Dovi Won a single race in the wet, And podium'd when a main protagonist was out with injury... Did they really think that either of these 2 would win on Ducati after 7 years of nothing? (2006 for Hayden and 2009 for Dovi, their last win, and only win for Dovi)
They need someone Young! one that can change the way it needs to be ridden.. Stoner said: " It's very much like the Aprilia" So don't employ those who only known Premium bikes like Honda and bring someone in with the balls to ride it! With the skills to adept.. Cal would have been an excellent choice, but now maybe he'll get too comfortable with the M1 after another 2 year stint.

. - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 8:14 PM

Why would this fool belive he could do more than a 9 times world champion could? For that matter what made him think he was capable of more than Nicky. If Dovi was riding a bike using quantum physics and anti gravity while the rest were on goped's he'd still be forth..

Why people are feeling sorry for him I don't know, finally he's not taking a good ride off anyone.

Should have gone to Wsbk he could have finished forth there.

Even Casey would have done nothing on that bike the past few years.

Who puts the money up for Dovi?

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