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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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

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.

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.

Marc - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 4:05 PM

Herewego I think you're right if Ducati/VWAudi won't put sufficient money into testing and even more into R&D to make a competitive bike then they should focus on WSB and National superbike series instead of Motogp. While I don't think they'll get close to winning this year if they concentrate on reducing their gap all season then they may be getting somewhere. But I won't hold my breath.

Hindsight - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 4:39 PM

A championship win consists of the right bike, the right rider and the right time.

in 2007 the Stoner Ducati combination was just that, they hit it just right for the 800cc format. Stoner had shown his sheer speed the year before on the LCR and that Ducati with the Bridgestone tyre was perfect, destroying the opposition.

The Ducati hasn't necessarily got worse, it's just it hasn't got that much better, and the competition has got far better in their development whilst Ducati flounder.

Would Casey be winning races on that bike now? It is an impossible question to answer, for sure his riding style is different and may suit better but would he really beat the Yam and Honda, I can't see it.

The performance difference between the Yam/Honda a the Ducati is almost unbridgeable without something drastic, perhaps only a major rule changing which effectively levels the competition will do it.

Ducati just have not developed fast enough, being too stubborn to change what they perceive to be a

lean two

February 14, 2013 4:53 PM
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what really need to happen, Audi needs to step up and get involved...

they have the resources to spit out parts like Honda and Yamaha... when your rider says I need this, it takes Ducati 3 months where-as Honda puts it out in 3 days...

hard to compete against that!


February 14, 2013 5:11 PM

Short term fix for Ducati. Make it the best wet track bike possible, and that may just get you a few podiums this year. We can usually count on three rain races, and that is their only shot at success.

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