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dmelb

February 03, 2012 12:18 PM

MotoGP » Ducati turns the corner with new GP12


The way I read it, the bike is now 90% Japanese. With more feedback (i.e insider info from Rossi and Burgess), it won't be long before it becomes 100% Japanese. If they went through half the effort for Stoner, they could have had another World Championship. This shows two damning points: 1) Ducati has lost unique-ness about it. They're just a Japanese copy cat 2) Rossi cannot ride anything else other than the above Their times are still way too slow, once Honda & Yamaha sorts out the chatter, the gap will probably be closer to 1.8 - 2 seconds.

dmelb

February 02, 2012 10:28 AM
Last Edited 971 days ago

MotoGP » Sepang MotoGP test times - Thursday 5pm


So Sepang 1 5pm: Stoner fastest - 1m59.607s from 47 total laps Lorenzo - 2m0.198s from 105 total laps Pedrosa - 2m0.256s from 107 total laps Spies - 2m0.495s from 81 total laps Rossi - 2m0.824s from 125 total laps Barbera - 2m0.929 from 121 total laps Stoner is so good with development, he doesn't seem to need to many laps to develop a fast bike, evidence by the small number of laps he required here and last year to setup the bike for Pole positions and Victories.

dmelb

February 02, 2012 11:03 AM

MotoGP » Sepang MotoGP test times - Thursday 6pm


Oh dear, here we go with the 'Honda is fastest bike' rubbish again. Take away the freakish riding of Stoner, Yamaha completely dominated this test, they set fastest consistent laps. Take Stoner away Yamaha would have won both the Manufacturer, Rider and Team World Championships again in 2011. Yamaha clearly have the fastest bike. If it's true that every bike Stoner hops on is suddenly the best bike, then it must also be true that he is the real development god as well as a being speed demon.

dmelb

February 02, 2012 10:41 AM

MotoGP » Sepang MotoGP test times - Thursday 6pm


So Sepang 1 concludes with: Stoner fastest - 1m59.607s from 50 total laps Lorenzo - 2m0.198s from 105 total laps Pedrosa - 2m0.256s from 109 total laps Spies - 2m0.495s from 81 total laps Rossi - 2m0.824s from 129 total laps Barbera - 2m0.929 from 127 total laps Stoner is so good with development, he doesn't seem to need to many laps to develop a fast bike, evidence by the small number of laps he required here and last year to setup the bike for Pole positions and Victories. I wouldn't be surprised if Rossi did three times the number of laps Stoner did last year to make Ducati go backwards. As always Rossi has the latest and greatest bike, yet barely holds off Barbera to be fastest Duke.

dmelb

January 29, 2012 6:44 AM

MotoGP » Rossi 'belittling' title win, says Stoner


boner, the only excuses I'm expecting to will be cfrom Rossi and Ducati. Last year's excuses: - His shoulder - His leg - His height - His riding position - His wrist - Stoner's fault for not developing a Rossi friendly bike - The tyres - Forks - The carbon frame - The entire front end - It wasn't Japanese enough - give it more aluminium - Not enough testing times - 5x different bikes wasn't enough - It was Filippo Preziosi's fault, he engineered a non-Rossi friendly bike. So in 2012 Rossi's body is fine, the bike is now Japanesey, it has 95% new parts. What will the excuses be if they don't win at-least one race boner?

dmelb

January 29, 2012 5:06 AM
Last Edited 975 days ago

MotoGP » Rossi 'belittling' title win, says Stoner


@DDD Certainly, when you observe the calibre of riders to have straddled and struggled on the Duke - Champions and World Champions themselves such as Hayden and Rossi, you just have to realise how jaw droppingly good Stoner is. No one can slide a Motobike around the bend like he can. It is not a question of whether Rossi is/isn't adaptable. Rossi doesn't have the same ability as Stoner to get the most out of a struggling bike. This is evidenced by the number of crashes Rossi had in 2011. You can see he tried to ride the Duke, but his ability didn't allow him to - hence we saw 5x different versions of the Duke in 2011. Rossi needs a good fast bike, he cannot ride/win on anything less. Rossi in a single destroyed Ducati's heritage. It is astonishing how Japanesey the 2012 Duke is. They might has well lease an M1 from Yamaha and whack a Ducati badge on it.


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