I forgot about the rossi 1. feedback/input 2. Direction is no good.
1. Rossi feedback has always been rated highly by everyone who works with him. The only people that sprout such obvious rubbish are the rossi detractors.
Rossi's lengthy successful history speaks plainly that he is at the very least capable of providing meaningful feedback.
Are people seriously suggesting that rossi has now lost the ability to provide feedback.
I am sure Rossi is more than capable of telling ducati how the bike feels. It is ducati that is failing time and again and again and again to provide fixes for the problems.
Don't forget Stoner/ Rossi and Hayden have all been asking for exactly the same issues to be fixed by ducati. Years later ducati still haven't fixed them.
Stoner was indignant that ducati started trying to fix the exact same things he asked for as soon as rossi got to ducati and asked for them. Stoner said of ducati and their lack of efforts to his requests "shows what the thought of me".
So ducati has been told by two of the top three riders in the world the exact same thing and what the problems are in the bike that need fixing and years later ducati still uncompetitive.
Ducati are a bunch of vain, big heads who started to believe the own sales shit/gimmicks about CF and 90 degree L engines.
Ducati actually believed that their bike was good when two of the top three riders said it wasn't and also it wasn't competitive.
2. Direction. This is clearly ducati's fault. I remember when rossi went to ducati they made it very clear that Rossi was going to adapt to the ducati style. Ducati direction was to stay the same as before rossi got there. Rossi towed the line and said something to the effect, "it is I that must adapt to a different style, the ducati style".
I remember thinking at the time wow these ducati guys even put Rossi is a subservient role. I was surprised by ducatis tone.
So ducati were very clear that they were going to continue with their CF, L 90 degree engine.
Ducati then realised that Preziosi wasn't going to get the CF and later the L 90 degree to work in the next few years. Ducati then gave up the CF and tried to keep everything else, ducati still didn't provide the riders with anything good. Ducatis decision still ultimately with ducati themselves on what direction to take.
I am sure if ducati had asked rossi what direction ducati should have taken or should take he would have said scrap Preziosi and his ducati POS failure. Rossi would have said to quickly get back to the front is simple just do the recommended thing, Aluu twin sparr, i4 or v4 engine etc etc. Even here rossi in this article is saying/giving his input the engine is not the cause of the main problems or it will not be enough to just change the engine only.
Rossi is saying stuff to ducati they just don't listen.