MotoGP » MotoGP Jerez: Dovi perplexed by 'difficult' day


'I'm trying to stay calm and work in order to have a good session tomorrow morning' - Andrea Dovizioso

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prof-x - Unregistered

May 03, 2013 7:07 PM

Wonder if they still have the motor low and to the **** of that bike? The sooner they copy Honda the sooner they make up at least 1/2 a second at most tracks.

Picaro4ever - Unregistered

May 03, 2013 7:39 PM

The Ducati understeers which is very unusual for a bike. Last year it only worked in the rain. You could drift the rear rain tire in a race to make it corner properly. It only worked in the rain because in the rain you are not burning down your tire like if you did that in the dry.

saint - Unregistered

May 03, 2013 8:26 PM

like prof-x said - get rid of the 90degree V4 and build a narrow angle V4 (like Honda) for better placement in chassis
Then coax Stoner out of retirement with mega euros
(Audi-VW have ep pockets)

jambop - Unregistered

May 03, 2013 8:29 PM

I wonder just how long before Dovi starts to get frustrated? I think about another 3 races if the bike does not improve he is going to think whats the point of this? in much the same way as Rossi did. If that bike is not improved all he will be doing is picking up is pay cheque, but hey the Duc may pick up the pace you can never tell.

prof-x - Unregistered

May 04, 2013 1:55 AM

The Honda's motor is more up and to the front of the bike, kind of a better balance if you look at it from the side, Duc wears its tire like a fat ***'d Porsche, Yamaha has the motor huggin the front end, one of the reasons why it probably sucks (breaks) on the front, and why Ducati have such lousy tire issues with the rear. (conjecture of course)

prof-x - Unregistered

May 04, 2013 1:57 AM

... considering Yamaha have had the best from Bridgestone for the longest its not hard to see why Ducati sucks more than Honda when it comes to tire performance, but over all the Duc is probably just as good as the Yam, maybe even better, it just doesnt have the tires to show it (like Yamaha.)

some1 - Unregistered

May 04, 2013 6:21 AM

Nothing strange there either for Dovi or for Ducati at Jerez. Calmness wouldn't make them faster. The aggressiveness does.

Ducati has to be the opposite of Japanese to be able to win at Jerez. Let the understeer dominate the bike behavior and maximize the engine output to reduce the extreme traction from the rear that resulting the front will have extra feeling and reduced tyre wear.

jambop - Unregistered

May 04, 2013 8:12 AM

You know Ducati could be saving themselves a fortune, all they need is to get the armchair racing experts from this forum to do their development for them! Its that simple. I don't think that anybody posting on here would know what the F to do with that bike to improve it far less have a clue how to ride it what a bunch of fantasists LOL. But going by his in depth knowledge of the works Ducati I nominate
prof-x to be the development team leader, that bike will be winning at LeMans if Ducati get their finger out and hire him.

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