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Alex de Angelis to take over the Pramac Ducati of Ben Spies for Laguna Seca MotoGP round - Spies not expected back until Indianapolis.

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July 02, 2013 9:43 AM

bayliss won a wild card on it, Capirossi could have won a championship on it, Casey did, Melandri has a hard time adapting to a bike if it doesnt work right, Gibernau was fading, didnt Barbera put it on pole?

Tony Elias even put it on the podium two races in a row in the dry (better than Rossi) It's not a bad bike, but Bridgestone dont have it in mind when they are building their tires :) Because Bridgestone have no reason to bujild a tire for a bike that does not have an anointed one on it. Frankly I think Ducati should sue Dorna for manipulating MotoGP and fraud.

Imagine, contracting with someone and then telling a tire maker to build tires for king Rossi, which ends up ruining the reputation of a competent bike maker.


July 02, 2013 10:44 AM

I said at the beginning of the season that you will not see spies again..and I am being proved right.

It is NOT the injury no way no how, he does not want to be in GP, specially a sat Ducati (all be it close to Factory). He has been forced into it by his Manager (Mum) and he is protesting the only way he can, I said it then and again now HE WILL not return......maybe a 1 off ride in Indy and then that will be it, but I even doubt that to be honest!! a real sham, after the real deal stuff this is just the icing on the cake!


July 02, 2013 3:04 PM
Last Edited 957 days ago

re: "bayliss won a wild card on it"

bayliss won a race because the usual suspects were actively embroiled in a title fight.

no revisionist history here, you can always count on s1 to remember what REALLY happened back through the decade.

re: "didnt Barbera put it on pole?"

now I DEFINITELY don't remember that...!? LOL not to say it didn't happen, but every statistic has an aberration. rule vs. exceptions to the rule. one doesn't make policy on exceptions.


July 03, 2013 6:36 AM

Before blaming tire construction and Dorna for Ducati's wowes, just remember, when Ducati entered in 2003, Dorna did all they could to aid that.

Also, bridgstone developed its tyre specifically for the Ducati at that point (hense Caparossi, Bayliss & Stoner success). Once the tyres changed....guess what?

People have short memories and only remember Ducati great, tires change and now ducati bad. How did ducati become great in the first place?

Swings and round-abouts...don't gripe, just wait until your turn comes around again and enjoy it when (if) it does.

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