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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DB8

February 08, 2013 9:41 AM

Its going to be a torrid season for these guys. Nicky seems to have gone backwards and Dovi already looks like Valentino did after 2 years there, completely dejected!

I hope I'm wrong though. Zee germans might pull something out of the bag!

danielkuchnia - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 7:35 AM

You should now it, I said it here more times

Rossi is pure developer. Honda gave him perfect bike, Yama gave him perfect bike (only improovments was with engines), Ducati was not perfect bike but won 3 of 6 last races in 2010 (i Think another 2 was DNF, because over the edge, I think).
You yellow said: 2007 was perfect Bridgestone to Duc, but since that till yet Yama had perdect Bridgestone...
Rossi made Duc crap, thats true. He was scared to ride the CF, thats fact (did you seen his corner outs, even I could be better and keppt the trottle open).
Rossi ist one of greatest, but ONLY ON PERFECT BIKE, that was't developed by himself. Yama story Rossi/JLO showed it. It simple. Best think by Honda was CS there, Dani improoved a lot and learned a lot from CS, but Honda is a handling pig comparing to Yama (I think, it is engine as by Duc.)
Ducati should start with CF again.

desmoquak - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 3:32 AM

No bike should have to be built around a tire. I believe that all tire manufacturers should be able to participate. This is supposedly a racing series based on Bike and parts development,next up ECU, after that suspension, after that???? maybe everyone will be on a Honda?........Dorna is single-handedly destroying this sport. oh well....

Performance - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 3:32 AM

"Casey can ride the Ducati"

Are we talking about the present Ducati or the 2007 Ducati? How can you sad lot know that Casey can win a championship on the current Ducati? Has he ridden the 2013 Ducati? What we all know is this, you sad lot are eating humble pie cos you have made a huge mistake predicting that Rossi couldnt ride the M1. Now you're trying to put in Caseys' name, a nobody in this sport, in the same sentence as gods like Valentino Rossi. Your mate Casey is a quitter! He has ran away from the competition so no point in trying to defend him.

WOw - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 2:42 AM

Some of you guys just don't get it. That Ducati has always been a piece of sh*t. And before you jump all over me and say "Casey won on it" YES! he did, but how many times did he fall? How many times did he tell them the front had no feel? A good bike is not one in which only one person can ride!!!! A well designed bike can be ridden well by anyone, or most people anyway. Look at the Yamahas and the Honda satellite bikes, everyone on them are competitive. Ducati is going no where

brandon - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 2:13 AM

what i've been saying all along. they need something big, as there is something inherently very wrong with this bike. personally i don't think it matters if the chassis uses the engine as a stressed member and i don't think a CF frame makes that much of a difference either. besides casey, look at the results. look at who has ridden it. val, and the only guy to beat val over a season on the 990's. everyones times on this bike are very, very close together. they all hit some wall. casey didn't for whatever reason.

jjrocco - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 1:56 AM

Ducati just needs to bring back the Ducati GP6, the last 990cc before the 800cc era or error. Update the electronics and start from there. The current path of development isn't working. Ducati can't build a bike that only one man can ride (Stoner). But I think it was Stoner who could just ride the **** out of any machine. They need a new approach and platform like Honda. Everyone on a honda is a fast because the bike is easy to ride.

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