MotoGP » Hayden frank on Ducati performance

'We've got a lot of work to do and definitely need to improve in pretty much all areas' - Nicky Hayden

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Fast Eddie - Unregistered

February 07, 2013 12:03 AM

I am very disappointed with the situation. They did nothing over the winter. All of the engineers had all of the information gathered over the past two days. That is lame saying they need a baseline. As a manager this is what I would have done last October.
1. Redesign the engine. It must have a narrow v, more low end torque and lighter.
2. Hire the best chassis engineers and develope and build two designs for testing.
3. Have the test team (with their fast guy) test all the different geometry, swing arms, engine maps, and tires.
4. Show up at the first test with a new bike for Nicky and company to fine tune.
This would have been much better than what I see today.

jasonlewis - Unregistered

February 07, 2013 12:12 AM

@ fast eddie

Agree completely. What the hell are they doing over there? It blows me away that Ducati can't build a bike that can steer! WTF!? Sadly, if these riders try to push they're going to crash and get hurt

N69D04 - Unregistered

February 07, 2013 12:31 AM

Hayden is Hayden, True Champ : never moaning about anything, just race...

Rossi is Rossi, World Champ : never enough to win another race, just win.

So far, just to be honest, nothing big change what Rossi done on Ducati...if there is big change, so we can see it right know.
Just new chasis, that AFAIK not more better than carbon frame.
I hope Ducati stay what ever they are, not try become another copycat bike from Japan bike...only Ducati that's make MotoGP different, otherwise we can see already.

Roman - Unregistered

February 07, 2013 1:43 AM

Let me be frank here. Ducati has won 21 races from 164 attempts since 2008. That's all with world champion riders on board.(excluding Sete)

HORRIBLE record!

Dave - Unregistered

February 07, 2013 7:08 AM


thats the whole point though, at this level were 1 second is the difference between "alien" and "what a loser", the bikes need to be relatively easy to ride (by GP standard).

It shouldnt take a special, dedicated rider to be the difference between the bike working or not.

Rossi and stoner have proved that.

To those wanting stoner back on the duc, it would only place ducati back into "ground hog day" mode and they are already 2 seconds behind. How do they make this up? Make the bike better rather than find a better rider?

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