MotoGP » Dovi: Top four ride in a completely different way

“The first four are riding in a completely different way to the other MotoGP riders” - Andrea Dovizioso.

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May 07, 2014 9:12 AM

Actually Dovizioso & Crutchlow are saying exactly the same things:

CC: “The situation is bad, it's tough, and I don't see that we are getting much better ... the distance to the winner is way too far"

AD: “If we see the 27 seconds we can't be happy..and this is the present reality ... we haven't had any big new material. We are not where we want to be.”

The message to Ducati is the same. Except that for some reason Crutchow takes flak for saying it and Dovi doesn't.


May 07, 2014 9:27 AM

The message to Ducati is the same. Except that for some reason Crutchow takes flak for saying it and Dovi doesn't.

Yes they say the same but Dovi's PR skills are a bit better than Cals! If he had be paying attention he might have known what he was in for. Sure his frustration is understandable but he should not be ventng that in public! Beating his bike on the way to the pits is bad publicity and that is not what Ducati needs.
Dovi on the other hand clearly stated the problems with the bike and what needs to be done...sure this is the case for while now.
Ducati has improved as much as te competition and that alone is a feat by itself altough not enough...


May 07, 2014 9:28 AM

Dovi is doing a grand job at Ducati hope he can help Audi and Ducati make a show this season, what the hell is whinger crutchlow doing with his bad temper.
Out of his depth is where he is, for goodness sake carl grow up and stop throwing your dolls out of the pram.


May 07, 2014 9:47 AM

VonS: I think you're right there ! Cal could learn some PR skills from Andrea !! He looked livid after the brakes incident at Jerez.

What is this obsession with PR skills? These guys are motorcycle racers!

When you learn to ride, at what point does someone stop you and say "Instead of practising nailing the apex, and feeding on the throttle while you still have your elbow on the bitumen, spend the afternoon learning about managing your brand, and develop skills teasing the public and showing what kind of a fun guy you you can add fake entertainment to your celebrity brand..."

There are way too many so called bike racing fans that should be watching the Kardashians instead...or finding a knob to polish.

Dovi's measured approach is fine, but so is Cal, telling it like it is. His brakes failed at speed ffs, a couple of rounds after his bike electronics got "lost".


May 07, 2014 9:51 AM

Yes, CC & AD are saying the same thing but in today's world where almost all things rotate around how people convey a message (negative or positive), it comes down to how you say something more than what you are saying.

Share prices, political elections, diplomatic situation between countries, footy manager dismissals / appointments....all hinge on HOW rather than WHAT is said.

So, sure CC is copping flack for saying the same thing BUT he said oh so differently......didn't he!

For example, if these 2 were trying to sell you shares in Ducati, and your only option was you had to buy off one of them, who would you buy off given they have said the same thing?????


May 07, 2014 9:55 AM

I respect Dovis opinion highly regarding Motogp , but the graphics on the tv Show Pedrosa and Marquez and Co with huge lean angles , upto 60 degrees from the vertical in Marc Marquez' case , or is it the amount of time at that angle that Dovi is talking about?


May 07, 2014 9:59 AM
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It's nothing to do with PR skills, more to do with common sense.
Cal doesn't have to vent his anger in public, he doesn't have throw Ducati or his team any flak (brembo maybe). These things should be said in private if a solution needs to be found.

We all know why he's angry, why does he think he needs to tell us ?

At least he didn't lean the bike against a fence and give it the 'Hopper' treatment. :)

ps.....I'd probably have reacted the same as Hopper and Cal. These things should not happen. get back on topic, I'm thinking of adopting Dovi...He is class.


May 07, 2014 10:09 AM

Firstly, Dovis Ducati hasn't tried to throw him off, or forced him to consider bailing out at he has no need to get angry about it, just a little frustrated. Plus, he put in a good ride last time out...

Secondly, I wouldn't buy shares based on shallow PR BS. I'd be much more interested in the other BS - the Balance Sheet...and the P and L, sales performance, sales analysis, and so on...maybe look at the skills and experience of their executives The PR spin story wouldn't rate.

These guys are motorcycle racers. Their job is to ride fast...

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