MotoGP » Dovizioso goes down fighting in ‘strange’ fall


"We are always on the limit so one 1km/h more or a slightly different line and it is easy to lose the front" - Andrea Dovizioso.

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Vilas46

September 02, 2013 4:28 PM

Dovi talcks exacly has Rossi, he also talck about the good braking Ducati had now!! 4sure about the engine this must be new for Dovi latest Evos but about Turning and corner entry problems thats no doubt exacle the same stuff.. Id quitte funny to see Dovi speackig about there limit only be enaught for the pocions he play because was more less the same places Rossi was playing.. At least Rossi could still Fix some of is problems for some races like Misano that was a true Dry good result.. it doens t matter if they test a lot there or not.. what matters is that Rossi made te worck better in Misano and he was right because he prove te on paper with the 2 place.. Lets see if this year Dovi can be more fast and fight for a good place like Rossi did.. I bealive he can dont need podium at least one 4 place or 5 place..

jambop

September 02, 2013 4:35 PM

Two things
1.
It was bound to happen sooner or later, nobody rides the Ducati and does not crash.
2.
Who has a strategy to come home eighth !!??
I only hope Ducati can get another bike sorted out for next season otherwise he, Dovi, is going to be e very unhappy bunny. This is only one quarter of what he signed up for :)
An observation - I think Nicky is doing better against Dovi than he did against Rossi on the Ducati... is that a fair comparison ?

Vilas46

September 02, 2013 5:00 PM

jambop

If i only speack about what i wach from the paper, you can say that Hayden is doing a bit better, after 12 roundscompare to last year that he had 84 points and this year after 12 rounds he had 88.. Dovi is doing great using strategies to deal with one race, riders have to do what they can is not only the first 3 places that count, each race you have to try your best even if it is only one 8 or 9 place.. I think Dovi is playing more cautions then even Rossi because 1 he new that Ducati was very bad after wach Rossi and if he dont crash at this race he would pass the 100 points that was what Rossi had until 12 rounds.. anyway the best race for Rossi was the next at Misano where he finish 2 and with 2 you win 20 points thats a lot.. i dont bealive Dovi can do that if he do better then one 5 place at misano i will be impressed..

BillAce

September 02, 2013 5:28 PM

Misano is a poor yardstick. Ducati did a few days testing there right before the race and had a good setup. The weather was bad throughout practice and the other teams weren't really able to get a good dry setup. That is what led to the positive result more than anything else.

Lana

September 02, 2013 5:39 PM

Poor old Dovi...I really feel for him..This duc is getting worst and worst....and what the heck is Audi doing?!! Nothing...

Even stoner wont be competitive on this duc simply becoz others hav also improved..You cant compare stoners 07 bike with this current one...If u notice, Stoner's results were decreasing each year since 07..rapidly too..

With this bike the max is 5th or 6th place....and to his credit Rossi did that consistently with the occasional podium...
But this year its 7.8,9,10 consistently...Dovi may have a new found respect for Rossi a bit more than before..."Boy..u were pretty good with this s@#t"..

jambop

September 02, 2013 8:08 PM

Lana I ask you what can Audi do ? They know jack s...t about making racing motorcycles. Ducati should be doing something they make racing motorcycles... not very good ones but they must try to do better!

Lana

September 02, 2013 10:05 PM

@jambop

Last year there were talks that Audi will collaborate with Ducati and they claim to have resources that could help them improve....They even tried to convince Rossi to stay with promises of improving the DUC...

But apparently there seem to be nothing they can do....
I think they (Audi) even found out how different a two wheel is as oppose to four wheels!!!.....no connection..

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