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Nigel Tasker

July 16, 2012 9:19 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: New engine 'not ready', ECU fall


I dont think some of the people watching can see the big picture here. For those of you that can not see what is going on here it's simple, rossi does not have the confidence to push the bike, I think he has the bikes limit sorted now as there is not many mistakes happening with him now. Listening to him today although there have been some glitches today Rossi did say that when they moved the weight he felt the bike much easier to ride, the ecu did provide a slight improvement, pitty it gave up. The engine upgrade is the real disappointing thing as they did not bring a big upgrade for it like they promised Rossi months ago. This is a shame and surely down to cost or lack of planning, one things for sure Ducati need to get upto speed on the development side. All in all though the improvements are there but only in race trim so far, I think once Rossi has the chassis sorted a smoother power delivery then we should see Rossi much nearer the front.

Nigel Tasker

July 15, 2012 7:37 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi one-second from home podium


There is clear progress being made now, you only need to look at the time behind Lorenzo who seems to be now in a league of his own. If Ducati can sort out the issues with the cornering issues then it will help no end, that's what makes the Yamaha such a good bike. However I have heard that the planned engine upgrades Vale had asked for have been watered down and now will be just very minor updates for the engine package, Rossi wanted major updates for the engine and he's not going to get them unless something has changed. Let's hope Audi give Ducati a kick up the rear end and make them deliver what Rossi wants.

Nigel Tasker

July 14, 2012 8:17 PM

MotoGP » Rossi laments soft-tyre woes, expects better race


I think it's plain to see Rossi just can not qualify on this bike, he's losing all his time in the final sector on the hard tyre, apart from that he's not too bad, he may be able to keep up with them in the race because sector 1-3 he is quick, he will lose a tiny bit on the last corner, then make up the gap on the striaght. Unless they can cure the corner issue with this bike bale out vale, or even better Crutchlow may be sign up with Ducati and take your place, I'm sure that would force your hand and get out of that team, go and plead with Yamaha to get your old job back. I'm certain you would still be more than a match for Lorenzo on your old bike which is basically the same chassis wise as when you left. Good luck for tomorrow Vale.

Nigel Tasker

July 04, 2012 10:07 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: We’ll see where we stand


This bike is a pile of crap and that's the bottom line. I personally would like to see him back at Honda, reason being we could see Rossi & Lorenzo on 2 different bikes so would make things interesting and I reckon there would be some serious fairing bashing going on. But I would not rule out a return to Yamaha, Lin Jarvis is now open to the idea & Lorenzo has already publicly stated he would welcome Rossi back. Now you can forget much in the way of engine development from Ducati because they have virtually told Rossi they are not doing what he asked for. From what I understand Ducati are telling the world they are doing 1 thing & in reality they are doing either their own thing or ****** all. what a shame, get yourself out of there Valentino

Nigel Tasker

April 14, 2012 6:46 PM

F1 » Vettel (yes, Vettel) misses Q2 cut


This really confirms alot of peoples views on vettel, he is not the driver we was being told he was, I knew he was know where near as good as he was being made out to be. It was so easy for him last 2 years in a far superior car to anything else. We will see how good he is now, he is nowhere near in Schumachers league, who now he has a car thats capable of competing is back at the front.

Nigel Tasker

April 12, 2012 10:24 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi lashes out after Qatar nightmare


I think you will find Honda would take Rossi back any day of the week, I'm certain on that bike he would be more than a match for Casey & Danny, I'm sure that many will disagree but that is up to them. No need to slag me off though just for my views, i'm one of the ones who said Rossi would win on the Ducati, well how wrong I was, no point in getting mad over it though, that's how it is. I don't remember Rossi leaving Yamaha in a huff either so don't be surprised if he goes back to them.

Nigel Tasker

April 12, 2012 7:49 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi lashes out after Qatar nightmare


Rossi said he had hoped to stay with Ducati for two more years, but said his current form puts that ambition into question. "I came here at the end of 2010 with the idea of racing for two years and try to win with Ducati. But it's hard. Besides, I'd like to stay two more years," he added. "If we work well we are able to fight for fifth or sixth place. I'm not excited by that: if you must fight for fifth place then little by little you lose enthusiasm. "By racing this way, you lose the joy of riding. Besides the ego, when you know you get on the track and you will regularly get beaten, it gets hard. And if you don't enjoy yourself on the track, everything else gets even heavier. "We need to try, all together, to do the best we can to arrive at the end of the year with a vastly improved bike. It would be the best thing because it would solve many problems."

Nigel Tasker

April 12, 2012 7:48 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi lashes out after Qatar nightmare


Asked about comparisons to Casey Stoner, who collected 23 wins and one championship with Ducati, Rossi said the Australian had adapted because he had evolved with the team. "He Stoner has a very peculiar riding style and he was also young in 2007, so it was easier for him to adapt to Ducati, Rossi explained. "He evolved with Ducati, so he should thank Ducati because if he has learned to ride in the way he rides today it's because he grew up with this bike, which if you don't ride it in that particular way you are screwed."

Nigel Tasker

April 12, 2012 7:47 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi lashes out after Qatar nightmare


The incredible thing is that this characteristic is similar to all the Ducatis I've ridden since 2010: whether it's the version with no chassis, or the one with the carbon-fibre front, of the one with the aluminium front, or the one with the full chassis... it doesn't ever change, that's incredible. "The engine is another very important problem. We need a more manageable engine: ours is very aggressive, more than Honda's and a lot more than Yamaha's. "By looking for top performance you might end up neglecting rideability a bit. That's a mistake. What do you need all that power for if you can't take advantage of it?"


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