MotoGP » Austin MotoGP: Ducati heads into the unknown


“The weekend is a bit of an unknown for us, but we're optimistic” - Vittoriano Guareschi, Ducati.

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gpfan - Unregistered

April 17, 2013 2:59 PM

Ducati should return to what they now they are good at and forget the Japanese Rossi additions.
L twin engine and screamer sequence and refine the dike from then on. Somethings are loved just because they are unique.
Their main problem is corner handling. They survive as a company due to that characteristic of their road bikes. Its not bad to admit that you throw a fortune at the GOAT and he just couldn't get out of the Jap bike mentality he is driving all his life.

Codger

April 17, 2013 4:11 PM

@gpfan....you may have read that the WSBK Panigale has the frameless design concept. You may also have noticed that Checa is uncompetitive on it. He complains that he cannot get it turn, it runs wide. Sound familiar?

Are they stubborn or what?

some1 - Unregistered

April 19, 2013 3:26 AM

Technically, Ducati is as strong as Honda with the fraction of the budget. Preziosi make it possible with his technical brilliants developing super fast racer.

After the 1st success with Stoner, their priority is changed to make the bike for losers by cutting down the engine characteristics (the source of their whole problem) to make it feel like a baby trolly.

They should do what Honda did. Listen only to the winner, not losers. After a numbers of engine tune down, it going severe where Stoner suffer the most in 2010 and Rossi even perform badly in 2012 due to lack of front feedback.

The reason, lesser engine pushes to front and increase of extreme rear traction. The result, no front feeling and bad tire usage. The screamer engine could still compete an beaten any pneumatic valve with magic shifter the others had.

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