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 1:07 AM

The aluminium frame! You think?
2005 pre-season testing Sepang
Fastest: Sete Gibernau 73 laps - 2m01.83 on race tyres
Yes, 8 years ago.
That was the old steel framed piece of junk. If I was Dovi I would be asking for Ducati to wheel out all the old junk things that don't work first. Find out what works and what does not. What was Rossi's best race on the Ducati? About his 4th or so, France as I recall. That was before he made all his improvements that sent the Ducati off a cliff.

Laia - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 1:05 AM

Well...this just proves how Vale made the best use of his horrible DUC...He was always 5 or 6 or 2 podioms..just behind the other factory bikes..DUC is getting worse and worse every year..even stoner will have a hard time dealing with this bike...this is not the bike of 2007 by any strecth of imagination..even Stoner got worse and worse every year...So who is to say he would have done better than Vale because if you look at his career in Ducati,you will find that it got progresively worse every year...Mid pack is where he could have been if we go with the average performance of every coresponding year...He realised this and made the smart move to Honda..and every thing is history as they say...Poor Dovi..his career in motogp will never be the same...but all the best to Dovi..

Ducatisti - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 12:59 AM

Baffled: According to history, Ducati as won more titles in several classes than Honda or Yamaha.

By your line of thought, they should all be building desmocedicis.

Something is wrong yes, my 2 cents? go back to the way the bike was when stoner left.

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.

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"

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