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July 27, 2013 6:31 AM

MotoGP » Dovizioso: Rest of season likely to be a struggle

This year the Duc still working to improve the stiffness of the new twinspa frame but the front end problem still exist. May be someone should start listening rather than geting their heads down on the drawing board. For those poor riders who gave their 120% but never see the improvement, we should give them a break. Hope the Red could come back to form as soon as possible, we need more maunfacturers challenging the front rather than only 2 for the past years.


July 27, 2013 6:23 AM
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MotoGP » Dovizioso: Rest of season likely to be a struggle

In 2007 the Bridgestone tyres suit the Duc, the size wall was not as stiff as today mono tyre rule. The softer side wall back then gives the flex the Duc needed when the bike is lean over to absorb all the bumps. When the bike is lean over, the suspension will not perform as best as when the bike is straight up. Ducati always believe stiffness is the key to make a great frame, that is true to some extend. But when Bridgestone started changing their game plan to be the sole tyre supplier in Motogp, that's when Stoner started to suffer. He recognised the problem and tried to tell Ducati but turned out no one listening because they thought that was a disgrace to their engineering ability. So Stoner walked away from the Duc and Rossi became the second victims. As Bridgestone keep increasing the side wall stiffness after the mono tyre rule to take care the majority asking for stability under heavy braking, the Duc suffer continous year after year.

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