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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Tetley

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"

Dan Whetton - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 1:14 PM

I'm a massive Ducati fan now but haven't always been. I hope they regain some supremacy in Motogp and World Superbikes. Bayliss and Stoner cannot be the only ones remembered for taking Bolgna to the top. As much as I like Hayden and Dovi they aren't going to imporve on Rossi with that bike. And for the record the Stoner bike in 2007/08 was not the same beast they have today, it was a much more sorted package so what went wrong????

jaybond - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 1:08 PM

Going back to the trellis frame design is something that could be a turning point for the Ducati team. Just look at the first MotoGP 1000cc era, their factory riders are constantly challenging for the top 6 positions.They have better understanding with that particular frame type.

herewego - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 1:08 PM

"At least Dovi understands the mountain they have to climb"!!!!
He isn't the first and he wont be the last!! Face it, Ducati can't produce a MotoGP race bike no matter what they do. Stoner's title win in 2007 was their pinacle and it has been downhill ever since! Ducati need to stick to road bikes and WSB and pull out of MotoGP as they are getting nowhere fast and they have no idea how to sort it out! Dovi obviously thought he would be able to ride the Ducati, but he now knows he has no chance, much the same as others who have tried. Ducati are a lost cause and are only going to succeed in ruining good rider's careers in their ongoing efforts ! Give it up before you become a laughing stock!!!!

RevolvingPrawn - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 12:51 PM

Quite glad that Crutchlow didn't get the Ducati ride now. Dovi was very impressive last year though, so hopefully he and Hayden will be able to work them back up to podiums at least over the next few seasons.

Sam Jones - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 12:31 PM

Sure the Ducati is not as good as the Honda or Yamaha but I'd like to see how it goes with a really top rider such as Lorenzo on it. Perhaps it wouldn't win the championship but if Stoner could win races on it (and lots of them), then it is a potential race winning bike, so the rest is down to the rider.

HRC

February 14, 2013 12:23 PM

When will someone at Ducati see sense and either go back to to what they know, the trellis frame. or resurrect the carbon frame and find an advantage through developing that.

Two things are perfectly clear,

Rossis' complete and total failure to be anywhere near competitive with Ducati even after the massive changes made at his and JBs behest proves beyond doubt the carbon frame was not to blame, just like Stoner said.

Ducati will not beat the likes of Honda and Yamaha with a copycat design the Japanese have developed and refined for the last 30+ years.

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