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It looked like Rossi had some rear tire traction issues. This is typical with the Ducati, it either has traction in the rear and none in the front, or they adjust the settings to get more traction on the front, then loose it in the rear. This is typical behavior of a bike with improper weight distribution. Again, because of it's long L4 engine. Ducati will see no major improvements until the L4 layout is discarded. They need to crank up the CAD software now and reduce the V angle to what Honda is using, perhaps 72deg. Move the engine forward,and lengthen the swingarm. In the mean time, they should try adding 15lbs of ballast to the front of the motor to alter the weight distribution. If Ducati thinks the GP12 will handle any different next year, they're dreaming, start on a new bike now.



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