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'Once again, we don't expect to have many updates, but we'll try to do our best anyway' - Andrea Dovizioso

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Guna4699

August 28, 2013 12:55 PM

@some1

Ducati was soooo great according to you before Rossi's arrival... Remember stoner was the only multiple winner with that,, even he was desperate to jump away at the first chance that arrives,, so know it by yourself how bad that bike as... Don't give silly points to make yourself look like a fool...

FZ1

August 28, 2013 12:56 PM

"Rossi basically destroyed the Ducati MotoGP bike uniqueness....."

Really? The only unique thing about the speed on the Ducati was Casey Stoner. Rossi and Burgess were hired based on their previous success. The mix just didn't work based on the culture at Ducati, as it's not working with the new management. At least last year they were TRYING to improve things...

I'm beginning to think Cal has made a serious error. You can hear the dejection in Dovi's comments. Honda is ready to start using their 2014 bike, and I'm sure Yamaha isn't far behind. If Ducati thinks they can close the gap between now and January......well, good luck! I sincerely hope they do. I own a Ducati! I think they're great bikes. But let's be realistic here.....even if they catch up to this years bikes they'll still be where they are now.

Vilas46

August 28, 2013 1:17 PM

some1

Rossi basically destroyed the Ducati MotoGP bike uniqueness..

What is Ducati uniqueness? Is V2 engine or V4 engine? is Trellis frame or carbon frame?

What was Ducati uniqueness in Motogp since 2003 until 2010?

totty

August 28, 2013 1:26 PM

Whilst some1 is either trolling or delusional there is a good point hidden in his post.

Ducati are miles behind Honda and Yamaha when it comes to making a bike with the same design and philosophy as them.
The could keep trying to catch up, or buy in the technology (FTR, Kalex Suter etc.) or gamble on a different design and philosophy (monocoque, trellis, Hossack etc.)
Personally I can't see them catching up, but I hope I'm wrong - the more competitive bikes on the grid the better.

Alternatively if they could regain their 2007 power advantage they could be competitive at some circuits despite the understeer problem.

SavageAmusement

August 28, 2013 1:57 PM

Why Audi haven't pulled the plug on this half-baked effort is beyond me?

They either need to commit to making a competitive bike (by spending lots of Euros) or get the hell out of there as it is getting embarrassing now.

I wonder if Aleix Espargaro's team could do anything with a Desmosedici engine?

Vilas46

August 28, 2013 2:05 PM

This is the uniqueness of Ducati there lucky in 2007, since 2003 until 2013 there fans will keep talcking of the lucky 2007, one year that Dorna *** the rules to give a change to there babys the Ducati and Pedrosa with a smaller bike..

Vilas46

August 28, 2013 2:06 PM

unfortunatly the mix of a better engine and tyres on Ducati made then Win.. Yamaha only need that slap in the face to wake up again and for 2008 they go with same tyres has Ducati and showup with a better engine and electronis, was just enaught to Prove Dorna that Yamaha and Rossi can also win on 800cc and was not only 2008 was also 2009 and Lorenzo in 2010, and Honda in 2011 and in 2012 and now we will see.. No more Lucky for SUCATI

Matt2

August 28, 2013 2:40 PM

2 things.

1. How is it even possible that Ducati can not get new parts on that bike? I would bring every god damn part that the guys could make up, bringing minor updates every now and then to bike that is second slower than the rest is just stupid. Ducati you have nothing to loose!

2. Why the keep hitting their head up against wall? That bike crealy has nothing to offer. When they get new updates they do absolutely nothing to the bike, nothing that shows on stopwatch. That bike need to be blown up and they need to start from cratch, I have no idea what the problem is but there is something fundamental wrong in that bike. I mean seriously, its batling with CRT:s, they probalbly cost 1 tenth of what that Ducati costs.

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