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July 30, 2012 12:46 PM
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MotoGP » Hayden flies Ducati flag, overtakes Rossi overall

"He has finally overtaken Rossi in the points. Half way through the season, and how long has he been riding the Jukati? I will help you. 6 friggin years." Are you blind? He joined Ducati in 2009, that means Hayden is in his 4th year with Ducati, not 6. 800s don't count as they were made for midgets like Pedrobot. As for Ducati being a "Japanese" bike, when in Rome, do as the Romans do. If they want to compete with the best bikes on the grid, they're going to have to emulate the success of Yamaha and Honda. This is a racing competition not a "styling" or "looks" race. Looks on the street sells bikes, performance and wins are what matters in racing.


July 28, 2012 12:16 AM

MotoGP » Ducati confirms new Nicky Hayden MotoGP contract

"Nicky, should of fought for the gressini spot with honda works." Obviously you don't understand how GP works. The factory "golden boy" gets the best electronics and parts. The rest get "tuned down", especially the sat bikes so that they do not beat the "golden boy". Don't believe me? Notice how much faster Pedrobot is than Stoner is right now? The factory said "Oh if Stoner is leaving, give him just enough to finish 3rd-6th and give the best to Pedrobot" THAT is why you will never see anyone on a Satellite bike win a GP race like you used to back in the 990s era when electronics weren't as sophisticated. THAT is why Rossi won't take a Sat bike. THAT is why Crutchlow wants a Factory ride (better results but maybe not 1st place electronics). And THAT is why Lorenzo will always beat Spies. The FACTORY decides who is going to be fastest, NOT the riders...


July 27, 2012 10:18 PM

MotoGP » Ducati confirms new Nicky Hayden MotoGP contract

@Realist We're going to have to agree to disagree. Rossi does have clout. So did Stoner since he brought Ducati a title in 2007 -- until he left. Are you saying Stoner had no say either?! Nicky gives Ducati feedback, as do most of their riders. They either listen or they don't. Ducati has a "holier than thou" attitude about their bikes and brand name. It doesn't always equate to a good bike (honestly, I would never ever buy a twin engined bike that doesn't say RC51 on the side). As for Roger, he has shown flashes of brilliance, so has Tommy. All of the Haydens are flat out quick and talented, but since Spies and Mladin left AMA only Josh Hayes has impressed me enough to say "This guy could win in WSBK or GP" -- he's that good.


July 27, 2012 7:57 PM

MotoGP » Ducati confirms new Nicky Hayden MotoGP contract

"Good points on page 3 as well, especially when you consider how consistent Pedrosa has been for nearly a decade. Hayden's 2006 win was the product of a lunar alignment, some witch hazel and...the God's were drunk." Wrong, not when you count the fact that in 2006 Hayden was TESTING parts for Pedrosa (Spanish rider, Spanish sponsorship), bad clutch (remember that?!), being speared by your own teammate (remember that?!). Nicky had finished up 2005 with 4 straight podiums. Lunar Alignment, Witch Hazel, god's drunk?! Come on man you can't possibly be that myopic. Nicky's hard work and perseverance paid dividends when even your own team was bowing down to Puig and his supposive "golden child" Pedrobot. Sheesh!


July 27, 2012 5:26 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Money 'not important' in 2013 decision

"so where hondas reach 15k...ducatis are mugello, where the hondas were going with 9k rpm, the ducatis used to be atleast you put in the rev limit and ducatis only advantage goes poof....." Are you high?! All of the FACTORY prototypes can and do hit nearly 20k RPM. Honda, Yamaha AND Ducati. Hell, my old 2005 CBR600RR, bone stock, would easily hit 15.5K RPM. STOCK! No electronics (other than a PowerCommander and Arata pipe).


July 27, 2012 4:24 PM

MotoGP » Nicky Hayden deal done?

"Hayden should thank Rossi and his team for making improvements to the bike that has helped him get better results. If Rossi weren't there I'm sure the bike would be even worse. If Ducati is resigning Hayden due to his stronger results this year I'm sure as others mentioned it could be a way to help Rossi as he likes Hayden and to assure they have a consistent rider if Rossi does leave." Hayden was riding the Duc TWO YEARS before Rossi arrived. Rossi is benefitting the work that Hayden has done to help develop the bike. Rossi doesn't develop bikes. He and Burgess give feedback and Burgess makes suggestions. If anything, Rossi is a benefactor of having Hayden as a teammate: The consumate pro who does not badmouth his employer or teammate.

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