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November 10, 2015 3:10 PM

MotoGP » Ducati GP16 set for Sepang debut

I can't the life of me understand what Ducati's strategy is with this. They need to develop the bike. To do this, they need the maximum feedback. Instead of taking a baselineacross the teams, with relatively minor upgrades for the factory team, they give each team a different version. They can't do a like for like comparison. There's no baseline. Crazy Joe will do good things hopefully, and maybe Docvi will get his mojo back somewhat. Scott might show some promise. Petruci has done very well. I can't understand why Barbera, Baz, Hernandez and Laverty don't have at least a GP15. The Honda and Yamaha satellite bikes are very close to factory bikes. Pramac should be likewise.


November 11, 2015 12:25 PM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner to test for Ducati?

For the dimwits claiming "he didn't develop the bike"... Stoner provided all the feedback they needed. The carbon fibre frame was the major design investment delivered for the 2009 season, with work done in 2007 and 2008 (probably). That would have mostly come from the consistency problems Capirossi and Bayliss etc had already reported with the steel trellis frames. There was also some software development - most of which Stoner didn't use. However, Ducati was up for sale for much of the time Stoner was there after he won his first title. The CEO diverted money from racing development to boost the bottom line. No upgrades during the year, and not much at the end of the year. Suffer in silence. Stoner still won races when he was fit and healthy. Rossi found out to his utter humiliation at the Valencia tests in 2010 after he'd already opened his big mouth.


November 11, 2015 12:34 PM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner to test for Ducati?

classicmotof1: Wow! Now that race fixing is the norm, this has encouraged deserters. Or could it be that he now knows for sure that ramming Valentino Rossi is not an offence but something that is encouraged and applauded by some fans errr haters I mean. Moreso, stoner rams Rossi and Rossi goes to the back of the grid. Who knows, maybe it wouldnt be Rossi next time. Every championship contender that will not bow down to the fixers marc marquez and yorgee lorenzo might be the next victim. And stoner it seems is encouraged by this.
You should seriously consider therapy. You seem to have some strange fixations here... Stoner has given NO indication that he's even interested in doing anything other than what he does now.


November 10, 2015 2:50 PM

MotoGP » Zeelenberg: Never a moment for Marquez to dive through

theeagle: Whatever anyone thinks or says, justice WAS done on the day. JoL is rightfully 2015 MotoGP WC, why? Cos Rossi admitted deliberately running wide at Sepang (and so taking Marquez out) and his punishment reflected that. Had he not been punished and won this years title (which he almost certainly would have), then it would have been a deeply flawed one just like Michael Schumacher's 'wins' and notoriety in F1.
Even if Rossi wasn't penalised, based on his Sunday performance, he would have come 4th. The "traffic" he had to get though affected his lap times by an average of just over 4 tenths per lap, for 13 laps. That's 5 and a half seconds total. He still would have been 14 seconds back. It is what it is. BTW, I agree with your comment! I think it's sad that Rossi has sullied his legacy by whinging for the last three races. I expect it from his "fans", but I thought he was smarter than that.


November 11, 2015 2:41 PM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner to test for Ducati?

itsme: Dorna puppeteers have excelled themselves this time as far as damage control and refocussing the sheeple goes. Plant a fake CS on Facebook with a couple of lines. Feed it to their subservants at Crash to put it out there and hey presto.... all the negativity has gone from 99,93 & 46 because they are all drooling over the bait. This goes to prove why 90% of the comments here are hilarious and that the biggest casualty of the last few races has been MotoGP RIP Motogp for you have ventured into the new era which is engineered on reality television and a soap opera.
' Careful there, Ace, Dorna will sue you for definition of character...


November 11, 2015 12:39 PM

MotoGP » Valencia MotoGP Test - As it happened

Yearby23: As predicted, Miller going pretty well. ...
I'd almost forgotten about Miller. ...
Top Open twice against Barbera on the Ducati is pretty impressive ....
Indeed. It would be very interesting to seem him on a more competitive bike....
As far as I know Miller is in MarcVDS team riding the same bike as Crutchlow and Rabat, which is close to what the Repsol guys are riding. Is this correct?
Miller is on the Scott Redding version from 2015, at this stage, it still has the factory software. There's only one bike. Presumably Tito has the other Redding bike. They'll downgrade to the Dorna software before the season.


November 10, 2015 5:11 PM

MotoGP » Valencia MotoGP test times - Tuesday (Final)

Thetruthwillsetyoufree: whats VR's excuse for today then
Most people were not pushing, just getting aquainted to the new michelin tires doing average - mid pack times just for some data. Most haven't even transferred to magnetti marelli yet. Other than Redding, Suzuki test riders and maybe Miller, though I can't confirm that as I wasn't watching intently for the whole 7 hours.
They were all using Magnetti Marelli ecu last year, and they will all be running MM/Dorna software now. Anything else is "illegal" under the Dorna racing rules.

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