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July 01, 2014 9:52 AM

MotoGP » Dall'Igna: New engine ‘first step’ for 2015 Ducati

The guy with the funny beard has a major problem sorting out the geometry of the frame/engine layout. If he sorts that out with a redesigned engine the bike will improve. As well as Stoner, JB also said that the CF frame wasn't the problem (other than time and money needed to make changes.) so we might even see a return to that material, but I doubt it. Lastly, I am surprised that Casey's fans make so much of his 2007 performance. His Honda Title was much more impressive.


June 30, 2014 5:43 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso: Marquez was much faster

Rossi did not give up. He crashed his brains out in his first year when he did try. When he and JB realised they couldn't tune out the problems, no promised upgrades came, and those that did didn't work, and Rossi over riding didn't work either it was decided to keep safe and ride within limits. Rossi still managed to finish above is very Ducati experienced team mate both years. When Ducati and various new rules ruined the bike after 2008 even Casey couldn't ride it without huge risks taken as his frequent no-scores proved. Stoner himself, his fans, his detractors, and his team have no idea how he managed so many podiums (including wins) on the later versions of the bike. (only Crash posters have an inkling of what was needed on that pos )


July 01, 2014 9:45 AM

MotoGP » Dall'Igna: New engine ‘first step’ for 2015 Ducati

Here we go again, the circular argument on Rossi/Stoner. Facts that both sides forget (on purpose ? ) are that in 2007 the bike had by far the most powerful engine, acceleration was it's forte. The magic that Casey had above all was supreme courage, and he worked out that steering with the rear overcame the inherent understeer. Once the electronics and the reduction in outright power (Ducati's effort to make the bike more controllable) stopped him doing that, his results went on a downward spiral. He has since stated that in 2007 he was able to slow the others down in the twisty bits and use the bikes power on the straights. A sound strategy that worked very well. Yamaha and Honda have since caught up and Ducati have no advantage left (not even soft tyres get them near the front.) Dovi id doing OK. No rider could do better. Marc would crash it more than Casey, Nicky, and Rossi did.

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