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Matthew Birt  says:

Casey Stoner’s crew heading back to Ducati with Andrea Dovizioso?

Casey Stoner’s factory Honda crew could be heading back to Ducati in 2013 to work with Andrea Dovizioso.Talks are on-going about the Australian’s crew, led by Italian Cristian Gabbarini, moving back to the Ducati factory they left at the end of 2010 when Stoner joined Repsol Honda.Stoner, who is currently out of action with a serious right ankle injury, will...

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

No doubt Cristian Gabbarini is a wanted man

He may well relish the challenge of working for Ducati once more, but equally perhaps he see's more opportunities within HRC.

Undoubtedly he will be a man in demand. With ever more complex, multi adjustable machines an excellent crew chief becomes an even more important asset to any aspiring rider. Marquez would be well advised to consider working with Gabbarini for the knowledge he already holds. It's a big technical step from Moto2 to MotoGP.

 

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Bootlegger

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Bootlegger says:

Equal offers and Gabarini will sign HRC

No reason for him to go back to Ducati. Just like marketing man genius Suppo. The pair of them were effectively out of a job as early as late 2009 when the Ducati/Rossi engagement seemed imminent for 2010 followed by the marriage made in hell. I'm sure Gabarini does not look at things from this angle,but Burgess usurped his old position as Ducati crew chief supremo. To now go back to Ducati and try to address the radically transformed bike with Dovi is a quite a challenge. I reckon Marc's pick in terms of crew  and chief will have much to do with Cristian's decision should Ducati attempt to woo him back.

Either way HRC,Marquez,Ducati and Dovi will want Stoner's old crew. Probably more so Ducati.

Ducati/Dovi/Gabarini/Preziosi. Italian dream team ? Hard to see an 80 second solution  from a Gabarini standpoint. Needle and damage done the past 18 months. Marc would be wise to want Stoner's old outfit and Marquez is no bloody fool. Young yes,but an old head on young shoulders he is.

Dovi is probably best off with a clean slate as his 2 year contract is. 

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CosherB

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CosherB says:

maybe after winning with Stoner at Honda, the attraction of working for Audi on their 'big new project' is too tempting to turn down.  having said that, staying with Honda with their new protege may also be an attractive proposotion for Gabbarini.

elbowz - watching is all Spies will be doing from WSBK next season, with the same crew.  he won't be on the Gresini Honda.

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carcleanerboy

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cosher

Spies new team is an open secret,has been for months , the fries in burger king at watford. He went for the ronald Mcdonald job in chingford, in Adelaide but Stoner beat him to it.

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wosihound says:

There's no doubt Gabbarainis is a wanted man Nostro..dead or alive, with a big fat bounty on his thick head for taking Ducati's bike backwards over a 3 year period. 

He's done the same for Stoners RCV this year too..

Personally, I'm surprised he's still walking around. 

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Bootlegger

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Bootlegger says:

Take heart Wosi

Gabbarini will not be Rossi's crew chief next year. That is a certainty.

Crikey. Had Marlboro enticed him to manicure the Yellow Ducati,old Flo may have endured a legit podium or two.

Anyway,I'm glad he's decided to f'ck off to Yamaha and all the best to them all.

 

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supermario

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supermario says:

Fluking your way to the first title as the second rider

and then turning the Desmo into a gravel plough is NOT mastering it. A fairer comment would be that stoner enjoyed the most success on the Desmosedici

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Eh Wosi?

You really do live in a parallel universe don't you? A strange little town Rossiville where everyone walks around in yellow sticking their ugly mugs right in peoples faces with a silly grin.

Like Channel Nine in Oztralia, or a North Korean election, Rossi TV airbrushes out the first half a dozen or more finishers in MotoGP and Rossi wins again.

There's only one shop in town, because that's all you'll ever need. From Yellow Rossi Crunchy Nuts cereal in the morning, to weak as piss - but coloured just right - Rossi labeled 'beer' in the evenings.

Only one problem in Rossiville, it's a dying town. No one wants to move there. In actuality it's an asylum, a funny farm, a final stop for the mentality infirmed.

Never mind there's a hurricane coming 2013 which will drive right through the middle of Rossiville. Hurricane Marc will show no mercy to the old and the weak. Rossiville will be swept away like houses built on sand.

All that will remain is a small monument with an epitaph sponsored by Carmelo Ezpeleta which simply reads "Here lies the remains of MotoGP's Icarus"

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mike27

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mike27 says:

Mario...

What is taking 30m euros over 2 years, making it slower and then sloping off back to Yamaha?

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

mike27

It's called 'selling your arse'. A shameful way to live imo. But 'mario' is obviously happier seeing someone pussyfoot his way around a track and staying out of the gravel than see someone truly earning their wage. Sums up many in the UK in my experience. But each to their own. 

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