makes you wonder what Rossi and his team could do with the Yamaha
Time to give it up now, really it is. What makes you think he'd be performing better than Lorenzo on the Yamaha. Or would his legendary development and set up skills give him the edge? I don't think so.
Whoi said this a few weeks ago about the Ducati?
"It is unrideable and it doesn’t matter what track you are on. I cannot enter the corners hard and we can’t hope the situation will change with the new Bridgestone tyres. These aren’t problems that can be solved with set-up alone." "Ducati did not follow the route that I have indicated. I am not an engineer and I cannot solve every problem."
Then who said this, this weekend
"I am good in the first section and the third section because the bike is good in braking and is quite stable, and I can enter with a good speed and it's these places where I am close to the top guys."
So, the "best set up team in the business" announced a few weeks ago the bike couldn't be iomproved with set-up alone. It was unrideable and Ducati needed to change it.
One slice of humble pie later and using Hayden's settings after a shoe-ing from the boss, he has improved. You'll notice Hugelean, that's a complete U-turn on not being able to improve the bike with set-up. He should have been more specific - I can't improve it, not, it can't be improved. All of a sudden, the bike will brake deep and hard into the corners. The stuff of legend.
As ever though, I see the politics are coming in to play again. They are now claiming they aren't using Hayden's settings, they are using the 'default' Ducati setting...
Oh yes - Barbera in front of him on the reject bike - and not just because he got a tow off Lorenzo. He put in another 2 or 3 laps of the same time later on. Tomorrow will be interesting between those two if they are close together after the first lap melee..