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Dean Dean

March 01, 2013 5:10 PM

MotoGP » Filippo Preziosi resigns from Ducati


cont... Preziosi has dedicated his career to one team, and just because Rossi couldn't live with his ideology, designS doesn't mean he's any the less talent...people make out it's an entirely Stoner 'friendly' bike, yet he spent his only previous top level year appearing one minute like THE master and the next crashing his way round on the customer 990 Honda..he just got on it and rode the hell out of it...what was going to change with Ducati when you've such latent talent ? Would Rossi have mastered the '03 'Capirossi Ducati'...absolutely, a completely different beast to that 800cc bike he inherited upon his first tests with the team...and at that time he wouldn't care how long it took to get to his own perfect standard. The fact remains that Rossi just couldn't hang in there for another couple of years, despite Audi's continued promises that he'd get everything he wanted... None of this is really fair to Preziosi, but he himself has fired enough talented 'former' Ducati engineers to

Dean Dean

March 01, 2013 5:09 PM

MotoGP » Filippo Preziosi resigns from Ducati


cont... Ducati contracted out the building, and pretty much most of the design element, to a well known British specialist but they held complete charge of the swingarm. Both are pretty much black arts and Burgess needed the Yamaha type...read between the lines and this was a project that needed 5yrs given both sides couldn't understand why the other was so damned indifferent. Bear in mind Yamaha & Honda etc would build frame after frame, month after month, within minute tolerances of one another...Rossi's & Ducati's requirements were vast great swathes apart from one another, and then when they thought the swingarm 'mating' would give the magic bullet, it upset the front end even more. Preziosi lost confidence despite his remarks to the contrary, Audi lost confidence in the fact they feared Rossi would give up the ghost...remember this is such a big deal given the great Italian 'dream' team' was now forged on a long Rossi association, way beyond his retirement...Preziosi has dedicated

Dean Dean

March 01, 2013 5:07 PM

MotoGP » Filippo Preziosi resigns from Ducati


I'm going to bore you with some pretty dull FACTS & half facts and something that's just a touch beyond rumour...apologies in advance. I'm a Rossi fan, and equally a fan of a true genius called Preziosi..why blame one on another for Ducati's poor showing, they are both as righteous as one other, that's generally the case when two immensely talented individuals are supposed to be feeding off one another but have totally different ethos ...Rossi & Burgess et al, wanted everything but the kitchen sink thrown at every 'unsuitable chassis' that was built ( each were binned however 'slow' each were built ) when the front end immediately didn't appear to have even what they considered a 'partial fix' at their disposal...the lattice frame that Stoner muscled round each track didn't make it beyond the signing of Rossi's contract. Burgess needed & required something he understood, the Japanese 'type' twin spar...Ducati contracted out the building, and pretty much most of the design element, to a

Dean Dean

February 18, 2013 8:30 PM

WSBK » Form man Camier sets Phillip Island pace


@RocketR1... Any idea why the Yamaha WSB effort had such an overly complex infrastructure, I remember having a friend who was a team mechanic, that appeared to travel from one part of Europe to another ( Belgium, Holland, Italy ), just to maintain the bikes..he left the team before I could ascertain their set up. It was probably contractual, Yamaha Europe 'buying in' a team to run the bikes ?

Dean Dean

February 18, 2013 5:45 PM

WSBK » Form man Camier sets Phillip Island pace


@RocketR1: Yamaha was only ever represented by 'Yamaha Europe' in WSB, funded entirely by this European 'arm'...although there were strong ties to the factory, the complete bikes were built entirely in the Benelux countries. However, the engine was from Japan and 'some' riders were contracted to Japan and sometimes Europe as well. Yamaha have 'greater faith' in their motogp project, they always have done... When the financial climate improves, I've no doubt they'll give Yamaha Europe the WSB nod, but not until...

Dean Dean

February 18, 2013 4:24 AM

F1 » Spurned Alguersuari hits out at F1 ‘auction’


Does he actually pay for his managements 'expertise', or are they also 'too talented to seek clients / sponsors elsewhere'... Come on Jaime, keep your mouth shut please...AND maybe a team will accept that you're just a boy that's not had to fend for himself EVER in the top flight, and they might just forgive you for your continuous blabbering-on with such ridiculously naive comments...

Dean Dean

February 14, 2013 2:12 AM

MotoGP » Staring: Daunted to confident on MotoGP debut


@raffrabel: It would be great to see someone appear from nowhere and shine at this level, but I'm unsure as to whether or not he's somewhat overawed by the immense 'jump' he's making in classes. He mentions the fact that he was 'having to go back to his 125gp days' when trying to understand just how essential fast corner speed was, and just how amazed he was with the chassis running so stiff and rigid at this level...he also mentions the 'incredible lean angles' achievable, but more importantly is his over reliance upon the traction / electronics package...he more than intimated at the fact that he couldn't achieve a time with anything other than their maximum assistance. Here was me thinking all Aussie racers had traction / wheelie control etc merely as an ornamentation on their race bikes :) Still, I do wish him all the best !

Dean Dean

December 27, 2012 5:45 PM

MotoGP » Pesek 'working on' Ioda funds


@rsv4ryan, if this is all new to you then it begs the question as to just how 'involved' you were throughout this '25yrs of racing'. I'm sorry, but your note really does beg that question... Sponsorship has been an essential part of racing for far far longer than 25yrs, even a privateer owner / racer required funds to race, to travel etc..he'd even pay himself out of what was left from the sponsors kitty. The sponsor is your paymaster, your employer and indeed many a racers 'salvation'...


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