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SwissJudge

April 04, 2014 5:59 AM

MotoGP » Rain scuppers Ducati MotoGP test


Realist:
TalentFan: Talk about double standards! How can you berate one Mfr for this, yet have no problem for another to have got away with so much more, for so much longer? Is this bias? Or just plain stupidity? It makes no sense to anyone with a fully functioning brain and any sense of fair play. So why do we see so much of this kind of attitude?
You can defend Ducati (..and lambast YFR and HRC) all you want, but Ducati is responsible for their issues. Not Yamaha, not HRC, not DORNA, not anybody. If they had worked on the bike instead of being stubborn and blaming riders for the better part of a decade, they'd have a more suitable and competitive bike. Those are the facts. That is the bottom line. Stubborn, foolish pride got them here.
I am not of the opinion that Ducati should be blamed for making this mistake or that mistake. Even members of its organization have stated that to be competitive with the big two Ducati needs to not copy but look for other directions to follow, hence the CF components that ultimately failed in the middle of the corner. Sure that was a mistake, but it was innovative. Better to have tried and failed rather than not at all. Now Ducati is, with assistance of the Volkswagen group, trying to bridge the gap. At least that is what the media is saying. How in gods name are they going to be able to catch up is anyone guess. The data required to do this is massive. Personally I see them now level with Suzuki and still running around in circles trying to copy the big two. Yamaha and Honda have no real bosses looking over their shoulders. Ducati has a mega corporation looking over it´s shoulder. And the top executives and directors at VW don't want to touch that "hot potato". Ducati for everyone is a career destroyer. VW should sell Ducati and let Ducati remain as Ducati. Let the Italians do it their own way and let the cards fall where they may. Ferrari worked because it was bought by Italians. Ducati won´t see a WC until it is controlled by Italians, again.

SwissJudge

April 04, 2014 5:35 AM

MotoGP » Rain scuppers Ducati MotoGP test


Everything that Rossi said about Ducati has turned out to be correct. However I think Rossi was a little harsh when he stated that Ducati needed to operate like Honda and Yamaha. Ducati simply is not big and powerful enough to copy the big twos philosophy. Ducati has found it´s place. From time to time it will enjoy competitive speed but not like in 2006 and 2007. It is simply grossly unfair to allow Ducati to have an advantage over the top two who invest much more. It will be a fight between Suzuki and Ducati. Hoping for more is a pipe dream.

SwissJudge

April 03, 2014 8:14 AM

MotoGP » VIDEO: Watch Rossi interact with his younger self...


crashnetdummies: Breaking: New spec tyres called "4VR6" (dnt ask why !) for the remaining of season.
This received 4 disagrees so what the hell, let´s see it again. "Where´s he gone?" "Fishing" "How do I find him?" "Just look for the Bridgestone tyre smoke!!! silly boy" "That´s not funny mate!!!" "Why don´t you go jump in the lake..." "grrrr" (as he wanders away into the dark bush...) "When will they learn..?"

SwissJudge

April 03, 2014 8:18 AM

MotoGP » VIDEO: Watch Rossi interact with his younger self...


herewego: I think we do see what Valentino is like as a person and it isn't down to any acting! We see a man who has given his whole life to a sport he loves. A man who is dedicated, passionate and gives everything he can to give everyone that also loves to watch this sport the best experience possible. Valentino is not just a brilliant rider, he is an exceptionally clever business man and a very intelligent person. There is no way the Valentino we see is "acting", he is doing what he loves, he is giving us, the punters experiences that we will never forget, and he goes about it in a very professional way, but injects humour and fun to make it that bit more enjoyable. Valentino Rossi brought an immense amount to MotoGP, not just with his genius ability to race a bike, but he brought a certain something that has never been replicated and probably never will, but that is just Valentino Rossi, a legend, a one off, a master, a genius and a man that is loved by millions and millions of people and alw
"I agree with all (some) of that." "Well...good...grrrr" "Now would you mind pointing that shotgun somewhere else..?" "grrr"

SwissJudge

April 03, 2014 7:48 AM

MotoGP » Espargaro: I could have stayed with leaders


Hugostiglitz3550: .
You're muddying it a bit. There isn't a person here who hated on AE's form in pre-season testing. Not ONE that I can remember. People's contention with him (as with Redding), was the tendency to talk big and start 'taking names' before you have achieved any results. Marquez's attitude as a rookie was an example of how it should be done. Remain humble and let your racing do the talking. Even after he started whooping on everybody his attitude was still one of humility (..even if only a PR stunt). My god this was well said. I'm done here. HUMBLE The best strategy is that adopted by Rossi and MM. Be honest while maintaining ones own profile and don´t piss off the big brass. Good post.


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