MotoGP » Nicky Hayden: Ducati need something big


'We found a couple little things over the course of the test... but I think we need something big' - Nicky Hayden

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gutbucket - Unregistered

February 07, 2013 5:45 PM

how about signing biaggi as a test/development rider.there is no one with more knowledge of bike development. and now he,s retired from competion a million or so for his services could be a shrewd investment.

shakennstirred

February 07, 2013 6:57 PM
Last Edited 657 days ago

this is your 5 season with them nicky you should know by now its not going to happen

@Zeeeee
no nicky was in the same place(ie: an also ran) before rossi got there

@Abhishek
stoner being there wouldn't make any difference to nicky, stoner cant develop a bike, it was with stoner as lead rider the bike went down hill after 2007

LanceTheHooliganAlbon

February 07, 2013 7:06 PM

Guys keep pushing Stoner into the picture! I agree he rode the Ducati better than anyone, even better than Rossi. However, the problem is that the Ducati never evolved much from 2007 whereas the Japanese duo morphed into the serious race winning machinery of today! Stoner won 10 races in 2007, 6 in 2008, 4 in 2009 and only 3 in 2010. Yes, at least Stoner won races and competed at the front. But Stoner also crashed more than the other riders. Not because of his own fault but because Ducati stagnated in their production. So bringing Stoner back will achieve very little. Ducati need a kick up the rear to produce a proper race contender :?

fallingbomb

February 07, 2013 7:24 PM
Last Edited 657 days ago

@shakennstirred
And it continued to go nowhere with Rossi as the lead rider. The problem isn't Casey or Vale, it's Ducati. It's their job to take rider feedback and improve the bike.

raafrebel - Unregistered

February 07, 2013 7:44 PM

I take back what i have said in previous posts,exept that they should run the panagali in the crt class.

Most of you guys are right, the bike is a pile of crap by the looks of things.
I heard through a freind of a freind in the paddock, that when Rossi and mr fix it jeremy wanted to fix a problem, they were denied because ducati techs thought they new better,and did it their way instead of doing it the way Jeremy wanted.
so in other words, there requests were denied from the top at ducati. Thats why Rossi was alwasy frustrated last year.
Ducati did not want to get their nose out of joint from some Australian who thinks he knows better than the top techs at ducati.
I think there is some truth behind the rumor that i heard back in the middle of 2011, rossies firts year with ducati,
Has anyone else heard this??

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