MotoGP » Mugello: Dovizioso excited by home challenge

'Mugello is always a good circuit for me, and having the support of Ducati and its fans should help us to have a good weekend' - Andrea Dovizioso

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May 29, 2013 5:47 PM

@jambop Dovizioso's performance goes off when the tyres are gone. The Bridgestones don't work very well for Ducati.

The benchmark was different for Rossi. The "greatest ever" should be able to win more races than anyone else on any bike capable of winning, or forfeit the claim. It may be harsh, but he was the architect of that his cost.

No-one claims Dovizioso is the greatest ever, so he can be assessed favourably for a lesser performance...

I agree with your point about Dovi's qualifying and staying upright - it's impressive.


May 29, 2013 6:02 PM

Don't be surprised if Dovi and Hayden have a good weekend. I'm not positive they will, but don't be surprised. Also, they have already admitted that LeMan results being as good as they were is because of the rain. They have said it for years, the Ducs love water. And hopefully Pirro can show some of that magic that got him the Ten Kate ride in World Supersport. He's no pushover. He just needs that little something extra to be a competitive rider.

another_round - Unregistered

May 29, 2013 8:13 PM

Why are these guys on the same bike, one that has proven only decent in the wet and a "sitting duc" in the dry? I thought Audi would ensure fast, constant change to put out a bike that would get back up front? Scrap the damn GP13 and hire some people that know how to make a proper chassis, since it isn't the engine as we know Honda runs a similar configuration. New frame, bodywork... keep the motor and throw the rest away!

Roman - Unregistered

May 29, 2013 8:28 PM

Rossi is the GOAT but that doesn't mean he will continue to win forever, regardless of whether the bike is capable or not. The crown is his until somebody pulls 9 wc's or better.
Dovi has never shown to be a better rider than Hayden. They are both only average but Hayden does have premier class championship to his name unlike Dovi.

Huey - Unregistered

May 29, 2013 11:54 PM

@JG - Unregistered

"How can you say it wont suit Rossi's style, he won there 7 times in a row."

The preferential treatment is over that's why he won't win. Now If he can lobby Ezpeleta to push Yamaha to buy a RCV and paint it blue then he might pull something out of the bag.


May 30, 2013 4:49 AM

Rossi is the GOAT but that doesn't mean he will continue to win forever, regardless of whether the bike is capable or not. The crown is his until somebody pulls 9 wc's or better.....roman.
what about agostini? , are we pretending he is a myth?

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