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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Roman - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 10:37 PM

@ crystalballs. Yeah early days. That things a puking buzzard for many years now. You must be thinking of wsbk Ducati. The GP effort needs to be scrapped.

Ivor Bueb - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 10:38 PM

It should be interesting to see how Dovi measures up against Hayden. Spies and Iannone too.

Bit of a shame the bike is so woefully uncompetetive.

They need to ditch the 90v and go for a narrower angle.

Either that or an inline 5 pot turbo diesel and 2wd.

timk

February 07, 2013 12:00 AM

I love the revisionist history some of you guys are painting. I'm not even a Stoner fan, but all of you saying that he wouldn't have been able to do anything with this bike the last few years are forgetting that even in 2010 he got 9 podiums on it and won 3 of the final 6 races. He finished the season with a 2nd at Valencia and handed the bike to Rossi who was immediately off the pace and stayed there. I have no problem believing that Stoner would have won races on that bike in '11 and '12.

Roman - Unregistered

February 07, 2013 1:03 AM

Revisionist my ****. Stoner crashed out of five races and only won 3 in 2010. It took him 13 rounds to get his first win in 2010. He was obviously having major issues with the bike.
Stoner's win record with Ducati pretty much sums it up:
2007 10 wins
2008 6 wins
2009 4 wins
2010 3 wins

timk

February 07, 2013 1:07 AM

Yes, revisionist. Sorry it hurts your @rse to hear the facts. Nine podiums and three wins in 2010, then handed off to Rossi and all of a sudden the bike was incapable of getting a podium.

Roman - Unregistered

February 07, 2013 1:11 AM

Furthermore, how often did Rossi crash out of races while in his prime? How often has Rossi ever crashed out of races? Rossi has always had far more consistency than Stoner or any other rider. Stoner's short career was littered with crashes as he had to push way over his head to make that pig Duc competitive after the 07 season.

timk

February 07, 2013 1:37 AM

Your need to keep throwing additional and irrelevant numbers into this discussion underscores how hard it is for you to accept that Stoner could consistently put that Ducati on the podium and win multiple races a year with it, while Rossi could not. End of.

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