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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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!!!!

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.

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????


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"

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!!

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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