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Matthew Birt  says:

Nicky Hayden unsure Cal Crutchlow’s style will suit Ducati

Nicky Hayden says he is not convinced that Cal Crutchlow’s aggressive and all-action riding style will match with Ducati’s factory Desmosedici like some people have predicted. Crutchlow himself has spoken of the fact that his riding style is similar to that of reigning MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner, who remains the only rider to master the Ducati after he won the...

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YamahaGYTR

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YamahaGYTR says:

Hang on Nicky said being at Ducati is like a family they treat you well they then crap on the loyal rider Ducati have a habit of doing that.

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YamahaGYTR

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YamahaGYTR says:

I spotted that in 2009 when Ducati chased Lorenzo when Stoner went on sick leave and for more than what Stoner was earning see the pattern why Casry dumped Ducati for Honda.

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OllieK77

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OllieK77 says:

Without Valentino Rossi in contention, motogp has gotten quite boring, I wish they'd get it sorted or he gets shot of Ducati!! Vale webapp http://bit.ly/MxzKst ... hopefully 2012 results will be better by the time we get a chance to update it!!

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thestig08

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thestig08 says:

well you would say that

If you were an ex world champ trying to cling on to a factory pay packet, I hope Cal doesn't have to find out. but its better than waiting until there is nothing but crumbs left,Sorry state of affairs but not enough rides available sadly

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andydesmo

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andydesmo says:

OllieK77

The one make tyre rule is what has put Rossi out of contention sadly. As a Ducati fan I love the way they are always trying to get the best results by doing things their own way, not following the herd but when something as fundamental as tyres can't be developed to suit specific bikes and rider styles there is less likelihood of success being achieved with the application of different, adventurous and exciting technical approaches. So don't blame Ducati, Honda, Yamaha, Rossi, Hayden or anyone else for ruining Moto GP but absolutely blame the people who created the one make tyre farce. P.S Scott Reading for Ducati.....!!!!

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ChupaChump

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ChupaChump says:

Rossi and the one tyre rule.

Rossi was getting OWNED just about every race in 07 by Stoner and his Bridgestone shod Ducati. He wanted to run BS tyres on the M1 to close the gap to Stoner but whose idea was it to introduce the the one tyre mfr rule? Carmelo?

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YamahaGYTR

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YamahaGYTR says:

More like Rossi wanted the same Bridgestone tyres as Stoner to bridge the gap after the trouncing he got in 2007 saying that though the 2008 Yamaha M1 was the best bike on the track the epic battles ie Laguna Seca 2008 will prove rhat.

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SPIKER40

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SPIKER40 says:

Get this show on the road

Ducati have tempted a lot of riders with lucrative pay packets, but I bet the vast majority of them have regretted it; its finished, or tarnished, a few careers.

Nickys a top bloke, but the sooner he can get off that Duke the better; he'd do better on a good satellite bike.

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YamahaGYTR

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YamahaGYTR says:

SPIKER not if you are Stoner that bike made his career hatful of wins and podiums Loris won on it too and podium finishes.

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andydesmo

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andydesmo says:

Spiker 40

You are probably right about the Ducati as it stands today BUT if that bike had tyres designed for it and for Rossi or Hayden, things would be very, very different. Assuming that there is only 1 way to get the optimum performance out of a tyre does everyone build a Yamaha or Honda copy to be competitive..? is that what you want Moto GP to be ? a grid of bikes all the same ? I for one think prototypes should be exactly that from top to bottom prototypes, including the most critical element....the tyres. The way things are going at Ducati it almost looks like some kind of sabotage going on. The best people in the business seem clueless as to why things don't improve. Maybe they are being given lower grade tyres...?

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