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Matthew Birt  says:

Valentino Rossi continues development work for Ducati

Valentino Rossi might be heading back to Yamaha in less than two months, but the Italian is still playing a pivotal role in trying to make Ducati a more competitive force in 2013. The Italian raced a new chassis and swingarm to second place in his home race in Misano on Sunday, which was his best dry race result on board...

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

So Rossi...

... tried something new & it still didn't work... surprise surprise... next...

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Moaner

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Moaner says:

Yawn...... FFS Hedgy..

"But the positive thing is that we tried a new swingarm that I liked a lot because it gave me more edge grip and more rear grip under acceleration, and it helps the bike to stay more stable on corner exits."

"So of the two things, one worked."

Did you choose to not accept the above??? Funny that!!

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

Nope...

... I took this one...

"In the end, it’s not a real improvement, so I don’t think we’ll use it again."

"Something new"... OK... but I'll give you that one.

... just... it's hardly news... he's always trying some new things... the whole bike was brilliant according to him at the start of the season... exactly what he'd been asking for... but it didn't convert to times on the track... I'll take this as news when it does.

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Moaner

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Moaner says:

But you still chose to ignore the positives...

Sums you up and shows you for what you are.... A Stoner fanboy....

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supermario

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supermario says:

Gotta say hedgehog

that was weak. It clearly says in the piece that Ducati are bringing more development to the table, and as is normal some bits work, some bits don't, but its still interesting to hear about and it tells us more of the story in terms of track performance etc. If only the factory had supplied this stuff at the same kind of rate as someone like HRC, we would have seen these improvements last year, and things would be very different. Its also surprising that VR is still pouring his time and effort into a project thats he's really no longer a part of, but I guess thats just a mark of the mans class.

I had to laugh at the 'he's always trying new things',  well thats just the point isn't it. The development on these Ducati has been horribly slow and nowhere near the frenetic pace of the Japanese. Perhaps if you read some of these articles instead of just picking out the parts you want to use to make a weak argument, you may learn something. But I won't hold my breath. Maybe you're the kind of guy that only looks at the pretty pictures.

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

Aye...

"I had to laugh at the 'he's always trying new things',  well thats just the point isn't it."

That was my point... yes... the point is actually winning races & championships... is he closer this year?... the bike's improved I'm sure, as it has each year, but it has to improve more than it's competition to catch up.

... & I did say I'll give you that one Moaner... a point you decided to ignore like the blah blah blah.. whatever.

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MrKrabs

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MrKrabs says:

Supermario

Rossi is a born winner and his legacy important to him. His 2 years at Ducati have been a disaster and im sure he cant wait to get out but if he can pick up a couple more podiums and leave a decent bike with some potential then he will give everything he has to acheive it.

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Moaner

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Moaner says:

Hang on...

"& I did say I'll give you that one Moaner... a point you decided to ignore like the blah blah blah.. whatever."

Yeah, you did say that but only once you went back in and amended your post once i replied and showed you up to be biased....

You are a slippery little fucker aintcha.....

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

Moaner...

... I amended it straight away... you didn't refresh... again I'll say I'll give you that one but I am honest. I didn't wait for you to respond. I actually amended it twice before you reposted (not unreasonable in less than 5 mins). I can't help if you're a bit slow.

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

What frenetic pace of the Japanese factories

Sounds like Yamaha haven't touched the chassis - don't need to I guess.

HRC have had three chassis this year. DP races nr.3 Stoner choose to stay with nr.2.  They still have chatter.

So what's this then, GP12 chassis nr.4 in aluminium?

As usual from SM - utter tripe.

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