MotoGP » PIC: Max Biaggi rides Pramac Ducati

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June 07, 2013 2:44 PM

@Codger I dont think Ducati has taken anybodys input too seriously till now the problem they had was there tried and true winning motorcycle designs were not developed properly in GP credit to them they did try the evolution route which has gotten them into this mess at the moment. Audi doesnt know motorcycles so othe than Audi money and project management they are irrelevent. Economics has been Rossi and Burgess's enemy more than anything else they got there japanese twin spar frame but they didnt have time nor resources on their side at the time to see the project out. Honda needed a year to get their chassis sorted with Nicky Hayden experimenting.

However just like Max after GP Rossi will have plenty of time to dabble in wsbk or another form of motorsport and/or develop or test bikes as he chooses.

lean two

June 07, 2013 2:46 PM

what a waist of time technicaly, there is no way Biaggi is gona push it to the limit at age 40, plus chit weather an the fact he hasn't ridden a motogp bike in 8 years lol this is nothing more then a PR stunt..

and if anyone needs a reminder of how well legends do do making a come back, you need look no further then Seta Gebernau an his attempt lol


June 07, 2013 6:30 PM

re: "All Vale did was tell Yamaha which of the (I believe the choice was 6!) engine configs to run with."

no mean feat. take away the engine and we're effectively back to searching the channel guide for "tour de france" and "giro d'italia". if ross had chose any other engine, the crossplane could've easily ended up spending the last 10 years collecting dust while sharing shelf space in back storage along with those 5 other engines.

instead, it's gone on to be one of the greatest contributions to motorcycling since the mass marketed CB750. rest assured Honda feels a lil' raw about this.


June 07, 2013 6:56 PM

well there's a lot of talk again of rossi/stoner et all and their ability to develop a bike problem is they ride the beast give feedback and expect engineers to implement their suggestions. The problem is they the engineers hold degrees in engineering and as seen on a Documentary about BMW and race bikes the engineers pooh pooh any suggestions their engineering is crap. The fact is look at Ducati supposed to be a top Marque with real pedigree well smell the coffee you have been overtaken by Japanese bikes and in WSBK the Panigale or pan of pants just cant touch the japanese bikes. You have an ex champion and a previous Moto GP rider CHECHA who recently like spies has a shoulder injury and cant ride the Ducati bit of a coincidence that. MAX is a proven bike rider but will the Italian engineers take any notice of anything he says i doubt it and until these arrogant stuck up engineers listen the Ducati marque will stay mid pack in GP and running at the back in WSBK you can test all you wa

lean two

June 07, 2013 7:39 PM

not sure if your being sarcastic or not but, Seta's come back was on the Pramac Ducati and he re-retired after a dismel preformance at Laguna Seca...

btw: in the GPone interview Max said himsefl

"This test was not born because I gave directions, I'm just another voice in the choir who can't even say as much" and "but for now at least I'm the world's fastest commentator ". like I said Purley a PR move...


June 07, 2013 7:48 PM

This is not a big deal. He is not going to set the track on fire with this bike. Max is sensitive to setup and he will take more than a test or two to get comfy on this bike. Don't expect any miracles


June 07, 2013 9:08 PM

re "but for now at least I'm the world's fastest commentator ". like I said Purley a PR move"

i'll buy this for a dollar. this means we could see him on everybody's kit, just for the insight brought to the booth.

re: "Don't expect any miracles"

don't expect any race debuts.

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