MotoGP » Dovizioso on Ducati: The bad point is now

“There is not one big problem and if we fix that we can fight for victory” – Andrea Dovizioso.

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hpp8140 - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 8:13 PM

slow n low - Unregistered
February 14, 2013 2:54 PM

Hemmy thats an impossible question to ask unless both riders rode same bike on same day at same track for about a week then this could be answered not goin t happen people !!! Oh n yeah Dov stuffed but nice pay cheque

LOL. Stoner won 3 of the last 4 races before he handed the bike over to Vale. It was still capable of looking competitive with an extraordinary talent like Stoner.

My Precious - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 7:36 PM

Please give me a breack with that Stoner stuff!! I think that everybody understand that Ducati is very bad bike and thats enaught said.. Rossi had try on this 2 years to get reasonable updates and parts that make sence to upgrade but Ducati never perform has expected, or they bring stuff to late or this stuff that they bring is not good enaught.. Ducati is Pro on design bikes but they defenatly dont have a clue of how to put all bike worcking im harmony and they even have the balls to say the bike have Soul..ahahah They build bikes like noobs, they just design parts that are beautiffull to wach but they never know if this part its really good enaught for the bike Performance..ahaha its just Stupid!! Is Not money problem it is more about inteligente people inside the Team... The only thingh that Ducat do well is Vtwin Bikes and know why?? Because the bike is more less the same all over the years since the 916 that the ingridents are allways the same and also because of Rules at Wsbk tha

MisterMR - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 7:35 PM

Sounds awful (obvious?) to say (especially as a Ducati fan)... but it's becoming quite evident that what Ducati needs is a 'totally-new-from-the-ground-up' bike... built from a completely different design philosophy (which ultimately - sorry to say - will simply have to copy the Japanese).

Casey abandoned it... Nicky's been struggling with it... Valentino spent two years trying to pull a rabbit out of it... and now Andrea's telling it as it is.

Here's hoping that Audi ownership (read:- pots of money) and new leadership (Bernhard Gobmeier) will help turn things around.


February 14, 2013 7:31 PM

I'm sorry but the condition of the Ducati is the fault of Ducati Engineering. They have had good feedback from Stoner, Hayden, and Rossi. What they did with that feedback was not near enough. ALL have said the same thing. The only thing Stoner did wrong is lull the engineers at Ducati into thinking that the bike was not so bad because Stoner would risk his life to get results and did just that. At a very high cost.

Sam - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 7:22 PM

@ Crystal ball 99

I guess you were suggesting Ducati to bring back Casey?? for what?? Casey Rode that bike for 5 years and in the last year it was in its worst shape. Why??? because Casey could not help by giving feedback to Ducati to improve the bike. For exactly the same reason he couldn't defend his title and Honda asked him out because they realized that having Casey can do them no good. Casey decided to retire coz there was not seat available for him(FACT), maybe if he had returned to Ducati?? no way... he knew why the 9 times champion struggling badly on that Ducati.

LA-Xstream - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 7:15 PM

Makes Rossi's podiums on the Ducati seem like a greater achievement than people believed at the time given that the bike has been going consistently backwards...

99 Crystal Ball. - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 6:10 PM

Nice one Sam.You cant give an explaination for Ducatis utter failure over the last two years so you resurrect the old chestnut.Its all Stoners fault!
Dispite the fact that the guy hasnt laid a hand on it since 2010!
Pathetic mate.Try again.


February 14, 2013 5:38 PM

The only way to ride the Ducati as fast as the other Mfgs is to risk life and limb. That is not acceptable. Stoner was smart enough to see the light and move on. Even though they tried to develop the bike to suit him, it wasn't near enough. He went from 4th to a run away 1st.
They and we know what is wrong with the bike. The engine takes up too much room and can't be moved far enough forward to allow proper balance and a longer swing arm, and they need to replace their firmware engineers with ones that understand how to deliver power to the ground.

Sam - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 5:31 PM

@99 Crystal Ball

You can't be serious!! Casey is the reason why Ducati is this way today. The same Reason HRC asked him to leave in a respectful manner. Have you ever asked yourself why Ducati doesn't at least try new engine? why are they so stubborn?? look at Honda and Yamaha, they try every possible thing to improve the rideability of their bikes. The main problem of Ducati is Money,they don't have Honda's or Yamaha's budget, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't trynew engine. People say Rossi was wrong, did Ducati at least provide whatever he&crew asked??? they didn't provide. It is not about who can ride it, it is about what Ducati can do to make it rideable by all. Look at Ben Spies, he is no permier class material, but he was damn fast on M1 because it was a rideable machine.

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