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Matthew Birt  says:

Mugello MotoGP: Valentino Rossi admits Ducati not strong enough

Valentino Rossi has admitted he’s not competitive enough at the moment to be fighting for podium finishes ahead of his factory Ducati debut in Italy this weekend. Speaking on the eve of his long-awaited Ducati debut on home soil at the spectacular Mugello circuit, Rossi fears his army of fans are unlikely to see him competing for victory on Sunday. Rossi will...

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RossiDukeBiker46

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I believe they've wrote this season off...

Hell, at least they finally wrote off the GP11 and now have at least something that is Ross-esque. I wouldn't be too phased about the pit lane start. Who really cares? When the bikes not competitve and the Championship over it becomes a season long test. I don't see any real action developing at Mugello this weekend. Unless the Yamahas bridge the gap like last time out. Dani sure aint gonna give Stoner a race yet Stoners quoted 'he's glad the competition is back'. WTF?

Yamaha3358 - I have to aplogise, I got bored reading that last post because it actually started looking like the 'copy paste' function had come into play. Try harder next time. You just keep throwing my insults back with but with no 'balls'. You're fighting a losing battle kid. Stick to the short 'two sentence posts'. Lol, scooter boys, jeeesh, who'd have 'em????

Two accounts, what a coincidence that is? Must be for your benefit only eh? Poo poo scribbler, keep on scribbling.

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

erm... on the up side in FP2 Rossi was 3rd fastest!!!... ok... that's all... nothing to see here...

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Bultoboy

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Bultoboy says:

Hedgehog

That was tongue in cheek wasn't it....

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Moaner

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Moaner says:

Yeah

3rd fastest out of the three riders that actually went out.... ha ha ha

Also, the Ducati broke down twice in FP1 this morning?! WTF is going on?

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galaway

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galaway says:

mgp

lets put sidecars on instead off   mgp 800   at least they will race in the wet

getting sick of excuses from all 

formula 1 had this prob  it was just boring

now  in a bit of a way they have sorted it

 we  need many more bikes on the  mgp grid

 i wont pay the entry fee just to wach 10 bikes going round  and only 6 with any chance of competing for the  flag

come on dorna the balls in your court  get it sorted

the gates will drop now rossi isnt  competative

 

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hugelean

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hugelean says:

Anyone get the feeling the duke/rossi thing ain't meant to be?? Four fully fit race weekends, one full warm dry session in all, and both bikes break down... you couldn't make it up. I always thought Caseys duke was super reliable, Duke have really dropped the (a) ball.

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Bultoboy

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Bultoboy says:

Jumping the gun a bit

Ducati haven't yet said what the problems were have they? I didn't see it but no-one was talking about an engine blow up in FP2. It could have been a simple sensor or anything, the engine could be unaffected.

Although Mr Ryder is adamant the second problem will be a spongy brake which wouldn't have happened if Burgess was there...  Really.

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Milkybars

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Milkybars says:

It was electrical

both times. No biggie.

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Moaner

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Moaner says:

See, Engine this, engine that!

All this engine talk was for nothing! What plank brought up the engines anyway... oh, errrr...

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hugelean

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hugelean says:

Both were electrical, one a wire short and the other a once in a lifetime faulty ecu if Logan is to be believed not certain JB would have spotted both has other things to do. Engines will be a problem but right now it's testing and getting a frame to work that ducati appear to need... If Ducati had half a brain the would have Furasawa's design consultancy making a super svelte more standard frame config right now and if they have any sense they will test it just in case. There are still no guarantees the cf will work and it's year 3.. Ducati definitely can't afford another bad season after this, and I doubt Rossi would put up with it, he still has the talent and Yam and Honda would have him in a heartbeat. On the other hand It would be even better if they did get it working..

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