MotoGP » Max Biaggi to test Ducati MotoGP bike!


Max Biaggi reported to be riding Ducati MotoGP bike at Mugello this week.

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CRT - Unregistered

June 04, 2013 5:57 PM

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This will be interesting. Biaggi complained about both the Yamaha and Honda. So much so that Honda told him to pi** off! I wonder if he'll be truthful about the Ducati?


The problem Max faced with the Yamaha is that it was grossly under powered compared to the RC211V. The original engine was 942CC's.

The problem Max faced at Honda was that the RC211V needed to be ridden more like a superbike than a 250 bike. Max wanted high corner speeds, while Hayden wanted SBK style point and shoot. This caused problems in the development as HRC was getting conflicted requests from the two factory riders.

Max was offered a Ducati ride in 2003, but felt that the only way he could be competitive was on an RCV and turned it down.

Guna - Unregistered

June 04, 2013 6:38 PM

Bring it on,,.give max a wild card entry in barcelona race,, on ducati he will be in that mid-pack and hopefully will join his arch rival... Let the battle of race leading in early 2000's resume in midpack after a decade...

These days there seems to be a hell lot of respect existing between JL and DP, race winning pass happens in first corner and JL apologises for aggressive move into turn one,, what the hell is happening, motogp racing or some kind of exhibition race..? races are too boring...Atleast the Italian duo will teach the modern guys the art of bloody ruthless battling,,.

Sete - Unregistered

June 04, 2013 6:52 PM

Quote: "Biaggi's riding style is silky smooth where everything needs to be perfect and the Ducati needs to be man handled into every corner. Therefore this is not a good fit for Max,"

Well I beg to disagree. Spies loves to manhandle bikes with his WSB style, and he's been rubbish on the Duc. In contrast Dovi is a super smooth 250 style rider and he seems to be riding the Ducati to it's limitations. Basically, it's a 5th place bike ... unless you put Stoner on it.

I think Max would do OK with it and it would be very cool to see him spank Rossi on a works Yam. More salt in the wounds!

R1racer - Unregistered

June 04, 2013 7:20 PM

Sete:
"Well I beg to disagree. Spies loves to manhandle bikes with his WSB style, and he's been rubbish on the Duc. In contrast Dovi is a super smooth 250 style rider and he seems to be riding the Ducati to it's limitations. Basically, it's a 5th place bike ... unless you put Stoner on it."

I disagree with you on the Spies bit. Spies has a shoulder injury since last season that has left him unable to ride. He has no strength in his shoulder which was reconstructed with cadaver parts and isn't even close to being fully healed.

We can't go on and say he's rubbish when because of his injury he isn't capable of riding the bike to his style or for that matter in any capable fashion. Spies has been circulating when he's been on the ducati. So to call him rubbish is unfair, if he gets fuly fit and he's lacking on the ducati then judgement can be passed.

I will agree with you on Dovi that he doing an excellent job on the bike where other 250gp stars have failed ie: Melandri and Cap. Can

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