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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Marc - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 4:00 PM

It's ashame for Dovi and Hayden that Ducati moves so slow to make changes. Ducati was given direction for changes from Rossi at the second half of last year that apparently haven't materialized. Now Dovi has recommended changes that aren't being addressed quick enough. Same old story and same old/poor results. Hopefully new management and ownership will start putting some money toward R&D otherwise it will be a very long season for the Duc boys.

Amigo - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 3:08 PM

Ducati only win because of Engine rule changed, Superior Bridgestone Tyre and combine with Casey Stoner brilliant riding style given Ducati only MOTO GP Championship win.
No one can deny Honda and Yamaha bikes are far better than Ducati.
If Andrea Dovizioso went to Ducati for Championship Trophy and then he jump on wrong boat. If he went to Ducati because Ducati offered more money than Tech 3 Yamahya and then goo for him.
He may have more chance to be on podium often on Tech 3 Yamaha than Ducati.

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

bikenut - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 2:48 PM

Dovi sounds pretty together and very focussed, not the wealth of experience his predecessor had but maybe he brings something more important to the table.

We all hope so!

Hemmy - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 2:38 PM

@herewego 'What makes people think Stoner would do any better having had a terrible time in 2008.2009 and 2010!!'

Seriously? Stoner may have had a 'terrible time' of it, but lets put things into perspective here. Stoner had multiple wins with Ducati. He may not have liked the bike, but he still managed to get it up front. Soemthing that Hayden and Rossi could not manage.

Out of interest, how would you describe Rossi 2 seasons if Stoner has a 'terrible time' of it?

Do you seriously and honestly think that Stoner could not do better than Rossi on the Ducati? Surely even Rossi's biggest fan would know the answer to that.

Since when did Hayden out qualify Stoner on a regular basis? Since when did Hayden ever match or beat the pace of Stoner? How many times did Hayden beat Stoner in an out and out race?

The difference between a gap between Hayden and Stoner and Hayden and Rossi is monumental,so im sorry but for anyone to think that Stoner couldnt do better than Rossi is just beyone

Screaming Big Bang

February 14, 2013 2:31 PM


Things in MotoGP are a little different than in the 990cc era... If you try to put the power and load of a current 2013 MotoGP bike through a steel trellis chassis it will be pumping and bucking all around unable to contain itself... You could calm things down by adding more and more steel but then you'll be too heavy...

Next year when they take away another liter of fuel Ducati is going to start to be even more awful. Unless Audi makes their own motorcycle there is no way Ducati has the resources to compete with Honda and Yamaha when the rules keep mutating like this.

MotoGP is my favorite sport.. but if i was the CEO of Ducati, it would be off to WSBK for me.

STONER - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 1:35 PM

Don't feel bad for Dovi, as he said he knew the task ahead of him thats why he signed for 2 years.

But he forgot to mention that the 5million he will receive for the 2 years will soften the blow and disappointments.

I base his riding on NH and he's already as fast as 69 so good start and Nicky will be under presure.

miffy - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 1:24 PM

Moto GP has been so boring the past few years and has been on the decline for longer than that. It needs to go back to the days of 500cc 2 strokes with like 30 bikes on the grid and where the races weren't decided in the first handful of laps.

herewego - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 1:16 PM

What makes people think Stoner would do any better having had a terrible time in 2008.2009 and 2010!! One good year out of the 4 years he spent on the Ducati isn't anything to shout about! Remember also that Stoner just about killed himself trying to ride the thing and was very quick to leave! Even Stoner wouldn't be daft enough to go back and put himself through all that again!! No, Ducati are a gonna and no amount of different riders are going to make any difference at all!!


February 14, 2013 1:15 PM

“I prefer to speak about evolution rather than revolution and with this in mind first we want to evaluate the material developed in the second half of last year,” newly appointed Ducati Corse general director Bernhard Gobmeier had said in January. “I think that with this approach we can improve the performance of the bike in the short term, but we are also working on new solutions.”
Well, the new boss's first words of wisdom have been instantly shown to have no credibility, he has no idea what he's talking about.
Also,Dovi has turned 180 degrees from what he said a few weeks ago.
Altogether now - " you can't polish a t(u)rd"

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