Priceless PR Bullshit
What's going on at Ducati. First Rossi takes Hayden's settings, Hayden's transponder misfires and the bike thinks it's on the wrong section of track, now Preziosi's thought process has misfired and he thinks he's on another timeline. Surely this quote belongs to a time period 18 months ago
But for sure we will try in the direction that Valentino shows us. We give Jeremy 100 per cent freedom to define with Valentino what the best set-up is.
Or have you made it all up Buel. We've seen over the last 18 months what granting VR his every wish has brought them - nothing but accelerated reversing down the grid. As for VR defining the best set up, who said this a few weeks ago about the Ducati whist throwing a tantrum to the press? And not the only time he's said it either.
"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 improved with set-up alone. It was unrideable and Ducati needed to change it.
Ducati finally have enough and deliver a hefty size 12 up Rossi's backside and tell him to use Hayden's settings after Hayden made him look an idiot at Jerez with a bike that was turning just fine. Hey Presto, an immediate improvement.
All of the above is fact, not my opinion Buel, Rossi admitted he was lost after months of trying to set the bike up. One try with Hayden's settings and he's contradicting himself again. The bike that was unrideable, that he couldn't brake hard and deep into a cporner with, is now allowing him to do just that. Nothng to do with him or JB, all to do with using Hayden's set up.
So why, do you think, is Preziosi talking as much sense as the village idiot in the quote you've posted. Probably because someone from way up high has held a loaded gune to his head and told him to be nice to Valentino and play happy families in public to keep the sponsors happy.
Why else he would come out with that is anyone's guess as clearly, Rossi has failed to find any set up solution at all to his problems. Hayden to the rescue.
And Hayden must be mighty pissed off when he sees that - if it is a current quote, because he has bailed Rossi out. The golden boy was in no-man's land and was in danger of being machine gunned by marauding CRT riders.