MotoGP » Hayden rues mistake in Rossi battle


American Nicky Hayden feels mistake cost him chance to challenge team-mate Valentino Rossi for seventh in closing stages at Phillip Island


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Uppitity Englishman - Unregistered

November 02, 2012 3:26 AM

Seems to me like Rossi and JB have cured the GP12 of many of its chronic Stoner problems in this one year when Ducati suddenly decided to listen up. It is no longer designed with the engine as a stressed member of the chassis, where the front suspension unit, the rear suspension unit, and the seat unit are attached. WTF!!!

1. Check. New Engine design, Anytime!!!! Anyplace!!
2. Check. Bike can be adjusted up the gazoos.
3. Check. Power delivery way better.
4. Check. Carbon fiber monocoque subframe, GONE!
5. Check. New Frame and Swingarm.
6. Check. Frontend problems GONE!
7. Check. Things to work on.
8. Check. Wheel spin, understeer, agility

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