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MotoMarc

April 13, 2015 8:26 PM

MotoGP » Marquez: It's going to be an interesting championship


While Ducati is getting much closer it appears that the Honda is still the best bike overall in all tracks. Yes the Yamaha shines at some but doesn't have the flexibility and power that the Honda has nor the power of the Ducati. As Gigi has fixed the handling gremlins it's only going to get better for them. Guna, Marquez may seem invincible unless he makes a mistake but wait until he gets some significant injury (not that I wish it on him) in one of those mistakes then we'll see see him be more cautious and less invincible. Eventually all come back to earth.

MotoMarc

April 13, 2015 8:02 PM

MotoGP » Dovi prevented 'perfect weekend' for Rossi


Knew Rossi would be good after last year but now it looks like #10 is a possibility. Not saying it will happen but I like what I'm seeing and if he continues improving and possibly with some help from Yamaha as the power of the Honda and now Ducati are obviously higher for those two manufacturers. It seems with Ducati in the mix it will hurt Yamaha and Rossi more than it will Honda as they and particularly Marquez are in the "drivers seat". But you never know as the season continues to unfold. I sure hope that Rossi continues to drive the haters to seek therapy.

MotoMarc

April 13, 2015 7:06 PM

MotoGP » Dovi prevented 'perfect weekend' for Rossi


Was suprised that Rossi had such a good start and was hoping he could make a push but once he passed Dovi and couldn't get some distance between them I knew his tires were shot. I wasn't surprised Dovi was able to regain 2nd. That said, Rossi did a nice job esp compared to last year. He and Yamaha need to do a little more to keep up with Marquez. It will be interesting to see Rossi on tracks that better suit the M1.

MotoMarc

April 06, 2015 10:04 PM

MotoGP » Dovi tempted by title thoughts, reality '5-6 races'


Twista I agree the engine development seems like an item that will not go away even if Ducati starts winning. I agree with others that fuel reduction will not be a problem as losing the softer tyre won't. As Ducati now appears to be competitve all concessions should be forfeited. If they anticipate the other rule changes this could give them a leg up for next year.

MotoMarc

April 06, 2015 9:51 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso: Ducati has done an amazing job


Rossi prior to leaving noted he gave Ducati suggestions and he often noted that management structure was not conducive to making effective changes. Rossi also noted that if he were younger and had more time that he would stay with Ducati as he knew it could change and be a contender given time. While I agree that Rossi didn't help with input in the current GP15 I do think he deserves credit for Ducati moving in the right direction.

MotoMarc

April 06, 2015 9:43 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso: Ducati has done an amazing job


Realist I agree with you that Rossi while not in whole responsible for the GP15 he does have a role in the genesis of it. He showed Ducati that there mentality and direction of the Ducati's he rode were not right and convinced them to go to the regular frame (year 2) versus the "no" frame they were using his 1st year with them. The continued lack-luster results showed VW-Audi that they needed further changes which led them to hire Gigi who had a ton of experience in building a winning bike at Aprilia and also a management method that was successful. Hence, he came to Ducati observed and saw the need to change management/structure and knew based on his winning experience the direction to go with the bike. And now the fruits of this evolution have started.

MotoMarc

April 06, 2015 5:47 PM

WSBK » Davies ‘forcing entry’ to negate acceleration shortfall


All the folks I know that take Ducatis to the track (track day) like them for that purpose but most don't like them for every day street use. That's because the 1098/1198/9 and now 1299 and probably past iterations of thier superbikes were made for the purpose of track riding. While Japanese sportbikes are generally designed for both purposes with a little more street orientation as the factory knows 80-90% won't see much track duty. As others mentioned Ducati like Harley are smart as they capitalize on the "desire" their brand creates. Does that make all that ride them posers? No but there are a lot that are.


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