MotoGP » Dovizioso: We knew it would be difficult

'We still have to decide which parts we can bring to the second test. Unfortunately, we need time to try something big' - Andrea Dovizioso

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February 08, 2013 12:35 AM

I would like to say that they can only go up from here, but we've all seen the last two years. Something is seriously wrong at Ducati, and hopefully Audi is implementing some good changes, but it's not happening fast enough.

Baffled - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 12:37 AM

The Ducati problem really baffles me. I am not a motorcycle design engineer by any stretch of the imagination, but surely there can only be one 'best' general design in creating the fastest race bike? Surely the 'big' thing to do would be to design a bike in the same way as Honda and Yamaha, which are apparently the best of what modern technology has to offer, and the introduction of the ally frame seems like the start of that.


Ausrossi - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 12:37 AM

Now there is a man who looks completely lost. He must have gone to goods trailer and cried all night. Not all factory rides are equal Dovi. Your career at the top of motogp has officially ended just like Spies (his seems self in inflicted).

jjjjime - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 12:41 AM

Rossi, Stoner and Hayden, three world champions went nowhere with that bike. And all you Stoner fans, don't try and say he did anything, that bike was not developed by him, he got progressively worse every year.

Blinder - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 12:51 AM

Two words:

Trellis Frame.

It's what Ducati know works for them, as proven in the pre carbon fibre era. What they have now isn't a Ducati, it's Rossi's old bike which even he couldn't ride.

Oh & Dovi looks like he's been Tango'd.

billywiz - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 12:52 AM

You are tempted to say "get Bayliss in to look at the thing" but it is so far removed from what he developed there seems little point. Can't what possible good Audi can do apart from offer money and project discipline.
They need a really good seasoned engineer that has worked with different riders and then give him the go ahead to develop the bike instead of just bolting on bits and pieces.
I really feel it for Spies though, its like "what would you prefer sir a kick in the testicles or a ducati" and the only answer is "how many times"

Sanchez - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 12:54 AM

Rossi and Burgess did not provide an ounce of positive feedback to develop the ducati further from where it was when they got it. They started asking for too much from day one and Rossi refused to wring the off the bike to avoid crashing. Ducati is tight lipped but I'm pretty sure they're looking into a new solution asap.

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