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 12:08 PM

Don't read too much into Dovi's expression, the ohlins bloke has just told him that there aren't any new parts to test and on top of that they've forgotten to bring any pasta.

rc212v - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 12:07 PM

Can't believe almost everyone in this thread is trying to bash Dovi when the guy has been in the team just for a few months. And then you say you have respect for GP riders.

What a bunch of idiots, really


February 08, 2013 12:03 PM

It's a bit strong saying Rossi was scared to put the Ducati on the line. He publicly admitted that he wasn't prepared to. Different case altogether. Burgess saw the data and said that the faster the bike went, the worse it got. Rossi was paid to help develop the bike, bringing it back to the pits in a wheelbarrow doesn't do that.
Casey left because Ducati wouldn't listen to him (he actually said that he knew the answer but they wouldn't do it) Rossi left for exactly the same reason.
If German money and faster turn rounds are possible then we'll see progress and I believe it will come from Dovi.

Jungleboy - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 11:07 AM

The only big thing they (Ducati) haven't changed, and the one Dovi is saying is the engine. Maybe that is the key and they just don't have the funds to change that.

TalentFan - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 10:31 AM

Its clear that Ducati have bike problems. Regardless of personal opinions about individual riders, the fact that Rossi is so much more competitive, while Dovi is so much worse makes it irrefutable.

I really, really can't see that changing though (I've said why often enough, so no need to repeat again).

IMO the likelihood is this will be another awful season with little progress for Ducati, & another nail in the coffin for MotoGP. I expect either drastic changes to curtail HRC /Yam buying the WC, a huge shift in the balance of power to revamp, or Ducati pulls out and MotoGP slides into further crisis, maybe even breaks down altogether when even the dumbest fan can see its a soap-opera, not a race series.

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