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Matthew Birt  says:

Ducati in talks with Cal Crutchlow

Ducati is locked in talks with Cal Crutchlow and has offered the British rider a two-year deal to quit Yamaha next season, MCN can reveal. Crutchlow doesn’t have a contract with his Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad for next season and interest in him has rocketed after a stunning start to 2012. The 26-year-old has scored three front row starts and finished...

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Getting bored of you Jolly

your comprehension abilities are stultifying - no wonder you're a worshipper of the fallen Sun God.

So let's spell it out nice and clear now shall we? RCV 212 = 800's. RCV 213 = litre machines. Capiche?

Yes a frame can have a capacity in that to give the one litre capacity with a smaller bore than the 800's, the stroke is longer in the RCV213. Guess what that means? The fuggin' engine is taller and the chassis needs to be altered to account for that.

Of course the RCV213 is an evolution of the RCV212 but if you think Bautista's got a litre engine stuffed in last years 800cc chassis you're more deluded than most.

We're not talking about back yard bodged GSXR 7/11's here, but HR flippin' C.

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YamahaGYTR says:

Hayden on a Yamaha something I have wanted to see that could be the bike what fires him up to get some decent results a swap with Crutchlow I would welcome that.

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

And another point our Jolly genius

If Ducati are in such rapture with Rossi and Hayden's regular 6th-10th performances as you claim (which would suggest you know fack all about the mind set of a racing company) why the fuck would they offer Crutchlow a two year contract as MCN report has reputedly happened?

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hugelean

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hugelean says:

I'm with you Moaner, Nicky was supposed to be bang on for the duke as was RdP but couldn't get off fast enough. Ducati being happy with Rossi and nicky suggests two things, 1) their bike is shyte and they know it, and 2) the best they can hope for with Presiozi heading up design is good marketingad they are selling bikes so fuck the results.. take your pick

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

But it's not Vale or Nicky

responsible for Ducati (North America particularly) shifting product is it? Afterall they would've put those 'Sprinked with Rossi Fairy Dust' decals on the bikes if that was the case.

No Ducati have developed a very sound model range with class defining motorcycles across the board. This is what is increasing their market share, not a couple of has beens faffing around down the back of the field.

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Firebird3

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Firebird3 says:

Ducati

Sorry but you can't argue against the Ducati being a shitpig. There is no doubt that Stoner has been the best on it, but after 2007 not even he could get consistent results. If you look at  the class riders that have been a teamate to Stoner, that alone proves that the bike is shite.  Even if you may think that Rossi is not at his peak anymore, you don't go from  multi world champion to mediocre mid-table overnight. The Ducati has improved, but has obviously has some way to go.

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busaman195

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busaman195 says:

the duc

there`s only one rider that can ride the ducati and he`s leaving at the end of the year,ducati needs to change the frame etc then maybe they might have a competative bike,don`t see why cal would waste two years on a pig of a bike,he can do better than that.....

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Bultoboy

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Bultoboy says:

Firebird

But how do you account for Hayden being on a pole setting time until he lost it and then running with the top 5 whilst the tyres were working with the bike, only dropping off pace when his tyres went off. If the bike couldn't do it, he wouldn't have been up there.

Is the bike really that bad?

How would it be if they could tune the tyres to the bike instead of bike to tyre?

Next year, if Crutchlow does end up there, perhaps there may be a more sensible approach to the tyre supply (can always hope...) Maybe that's all it needs. The factory Yam seat appears a non-starter, Tech 3 looks unlikely, so a factory Ducati may be a better option than a customer spec Honda. At least with the factory bike he has a chance of getting any changes he asks for. In the satellite Honda teams, it's a case of that's the Honda, ride it as is. If it doesn't suit you, there's little you can do about it.

And please, try not to use that ridiculous shitpig phrase of Milkybars. The less anything is associated with that idiot, the better.

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acanada46

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acanada46 says:

bultoboy

But how do you account for Hayden being on a pole setting time until he lost it and then running with the top 5 whilst the tyres were working with the bike, only dropping off pace when his tyres went off. If the bike couldn't do it, he wouldn't have been up there.

Is the bike really that bad

One good performance over 5 laps doesnt make it a good bike !

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