MotoGP » Dovizioso explains Ducati gains, weakness


“I'm really happy about how much we improved with the same bike” – Andrea Dovizioso.

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prof-x - Unregistered

March 12, 2013 10:06 AM

inducing over steer might be a good start, at least until Ducati figure out how to make the tires work and a good balance/geometry for the bike. It helped Stoner when he was at Ducati.

Percentage

March 12, 2013 10:21 AM

It's interesting that the Ducati has problems turning, especially mid corner, a bit like an early 90s NSR5000.

It's interesting that the riders to tame both bikes were Australians with strong dirt track backgrounds, Stoner and Doohan.

Me - Unregistered

March 12, 2013 10:25 AM

I don't remember reading a remark by Rossi that was as precise as Dovi in describing the weaknesses of the Duc. He seemed lost and was showing his frustration with remarks like 'this bike is basically the same bike as in Jerez 20xx', 'they were not doing what I asked them to do', 'the bike is not moving the way I want it to' etc etc etc.

DB8

March 12, 2013 10:40 AM

@ Delit Ronio - You say ..... "A rider cannot be considered a true champion if he cannot ride the Ducati." and "Only Stoner is a true chamion"

Congratulations on the most narrow minded, dumbest comment ever. Winning on the ducati is only one thing. Very impressive, but only one thing.

Stoner couldn't defend his championship on arguably the best bike on the grid.

I'm not Stoner bashing at all, but he never defended a championship!!! Yet you say because he won on the Ducati, he's the ONLY champion ever!!! Wise up mate!! Stoner was amazing and I would say the fastest ever on a bike, but don't be confusing yourself by saying this makes you the only champion deserving of the title!

Good luck to Dovi and Hayden. It actually looks like they're making a little progress. Would be good to see them in the mix!

jambop - Unregistered

March 12, 2013 10:46 AM

Sooo what you are saying is that Dovi really understands the problem and articulates it well wheras Rossi is duff and does not know how to set up a bike and does not not know how to articulate problems to his team? This is the dovi hat dispite four years on a works Honda could only win one race and in his entire moto gp career in all classes could only win one more race than Rossi has champoinships? Don't make me laugh, the only reason that Dovi has done anything near as good as he has is because of Rossi making the bike a bit more managable not because of any input from Dovi. When he left Sepang after the first test he and all the other Ducati riders said the same thing we need something big... not a change of petrol tank FFS!

shamarone

March 12, 2013 10:49 AM

re: "What will annoy me is if they finally give Gobmeier cart blanche he turns the bike around by making wholesale changes (e.g. engine) the thing starts handling and getting on the podium"

OMG...!!!

Problem - Unregistered

March 12, 2013 11:42 AM

Unlicke many people had talck about Rossi had received many parts from Ducati that is wrong, what happen with Rossi was that after there bad results im 2011 Ducati had to try the aluminium frame and during the year he received some new evolutions of Swingarms and frame that some of then end up beeing bad because didnt improve what was really needed and they where on the same place, but was a major revolution for Ducati they had never build one Aluminum Frame and this was a major step for a clear and better Future, but some of the really importante stuff like electronics and diferente engine and even latest evolutions on chassi where not tested by him Ducati had promisse new material for Laguna seca round and we go until Valencia with no modificions.. I think that what Michele pirro is testing now on the LAB bike it can be that parts but only Ducati know that..lol I think this was the frustating part at Ducati they take long time to build somethingh and its needed time its normal, but w

problem - Unregistered

March 12, 2013 11:43 AM

I think this was the frustating part at Ducati they take long time to build somethingh and its needed time its normal, but what is not normal is to fail so much on bring somethingh new that really worck to improve what the rider ask.. if they build and its bad or worst then the last there is no evolution and i think this can be Dovi problem him 2013 we will see how he progress but he end up saying the same stuff has Rossi and thats very true

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