MotoGP » Rossi: Short-term 'inconclusive', long-term 'hope'


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Here is what had happened: 1. Ducati was convinced that CF is revolutionary and the way to go. If CF succeed, Ducati would be famous. 2. Stoner (after winning his 1st WC) started to ride around the CF handling problem (maybe after his request for revisions had been rejected). And still won races. 3. Rather than looking at Stoner's declining performance, they're busy polishing the winningest 800 trophy, which is rather misleading with 10 of them won with non CF bike. 4. Rossi and Burgess, with very little knowledge about CF jumped in with a false confidence that they can simply adjust the CF into a winning bike, thus leaving the CF/engine-as-stressed-member concept alone. The testing time limitation rule and Rossi's recovery didn't help. 5. Realizing that they couldn't do anything about the CF, they started looking into the more conventional frame concept. Ducati didn't listen to Stoner, but they might to Rossi and Burgess, after all, if Ducati doesn't listen to them, Ducati will



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