MotoGP » EXCLUSIVE Hayden: Ducati will get it right


"Eventually Ducati will get it right and they'll win so of course I'd like to be here for that” - Nicky Hayden.

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Balance

June 13, 2013 11:09 PM

get it right (Dunno about that m8) and they'll win( who?? Dovi and Ducati? or Ducati and Dovi? upss sorry or YOU and Ducati?? (we never know i bealive in miracles) so of course I'd like to be here for that” - Nicky Hayden. ( I Hope that you stay to winning for Ducati not just to keep waching others making points and winning so

DONT SLEEP

JACKBEE

June 14, 2013 6:40 AM

One thing is for sure, Nicky will put the effort in.

Say what you like about him, he always talks up the team, he is loyal and puts a good shift in. In America he's liked, and that sells bikes.

samh

June 14, 2013 7:08 AM

Heard it all before. The fact is Ducati had one good season on Bridgestones while the other top teams were running Michelins. As soon as the other teams changed, Ducati went downhill more and more each season.

I'm sorry to say it but I can't see them winning another championship ever again and if they do, it won't be for many years.

pcxmac

June 14, 2013 10:24 AM
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lolz, Ducati had one good season on Bridgestone, umm, okay, Despite Melandri's issues the 2008 bike still holds circuit/lap records w. Stoner's name attached.

In 2006 and 2005 the Ducati was at the very least competitive and in 2006 Capirossi might have been able to take the championship had he not been injured.

2009 marked Ducati's downfall, the year Yamaha dominated due to Bridgestone's new relationship with GPs. Ducati have never been as strong as they were pre 2009, and neither were Suzuki or Kawasaki, except for Melandri on the Hayate, which was a mighty effort.

The control tire makes it very difficult for everyone but the manufacturer that figures out the tires, (thank Bridgestone for their development/engineering to particular specifications). The control tire limits competition, it is not fair and its more about managing expectations than helping EVERYONE out, its a lie, just like the ones governments sell to people to get them to sell out.

Go Nicky !

Codger

June 14, 2013 11:08 AM

I, like others can't wait for Ducati to get to the front again.
At the moment Nicky (don't you just love him?) is trying hard as always but is shaded a bit by Dovi. If or when the Ducati gets sorted it will show in Nicky's performance.
So far Dovi, the top Ducati rider, has a few less points than the top Ducati rider last year.
In FP1 Nicky is slower than he was last year, while Dovi is quicker than he was last year !!
What that says is anyone's guess.

samh

June 14, 2013 2:39 PM

yes pcxmac they have had flashes of brilliance over the years such as bayliss' win. but a few good races here and there aren't gonna win them a championship, they need to do it every week and they just can't.

they looked amazing at times, but would they have looked so good if they were on the michelins like everyone else? or they didn't have stoner? i doubt it.
the factors that made the diffference had nothing to do with ducati.
lets face it, the only way they can win races is when the organisers let them have an extra 200cc or they get special tyres.

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