More Rossi fantasies
Anonymoussays - re-read your 1st sentence and decide which category you fall into
Rossi has never turned a pile of shite into a winning bike. He got on race proven and race winning 500 Honda with 6 consecutive titles behind it and was also the first to benefit from electronic aids on the 500. He won on the V5 990 against outdated 500 2-strokes. Furusawa had already designed and built the M1 which had an engine design based upon Barros' recommendations. The bike was shown to be quick and competitive before Rossi ever saw it.
His move to Ducati was down to his own petulance at Yamaha over Lorenzo. He left and the only option was Ducati. He didn't leave Yamaha to take up a new challenge. It was his only option orther than not race in 2011. He ridiculed Stoner for not trying hard enough, Burgess suggested they didn't know how to set the bike up and they both thought they could do a better job than Stoner and his crew. - Ouch...
You have not one shred of evidence that Ducati 'didn't listen' to Rossi's list of requirements to improve the bike. They made change after change - all highly visible to the public eye and even gave him his perimeter alloy frame in an attempt to clone the M1. How is this ignoring his requests? You have not one piece of documented evidence of what Rossi asked for - all he has ever complained about is a lack of feeling in the front end, just like all the rest. You have not one shred of documented evidence that Ducati ignored any request he made - but you have evidence of the changes they did make.
There are many recordings, both video and written transcipt of Rossi giving interviews where he has personally stated (ie: conclusive evidence that can't be refuted) that he doesn't know what is wrong with the bike, he doesn't know how to fix it, he is a rider not an engineer and the solution is the job of an engineer, the bike can't be improved with set-up (until he used Hayden's) he and his team were lost and can only hope Ducati can fix the bike.
Now, you tell me, which part of that is Rossi giving Ducati clear and concise requirements of how to fix the bike and which of those requirements did Ducati ignore.