The point is..the factory team has had to wait NINE months to get a chassis that allows them to get the bike set up with ballpark geometry.
Rossi is not an engineer Bulto. Preziosi is the engineer..supposedly. It's his job to fix stuff but he hasn't been listening and has been too slow..some would say clueless.
It's no coincidence these new parts have come AFTER the meeting with Furusawa, who spoke of basic design principles being ignored and not adhered to..
No. I cannot disclose the information related to the Yamaha, and we didn’t discuss anything in the details. I have just explained them about my approach and the way of thinking, especially what I had done in 2004. For example, ‘centroid triangle’ - which is a triangle made from front and rear contact point with the ground and the center of the gravity of the bike - shouldn’t be shaped like this or that (gestures with his fingers to show the vertex goes too far to the front or rear side). Or, when they refer to the suspension, they always measure and express with the ‘stiffness’. But, my approach is different. I would take a look at a ’frequency’ of suspensions and try to make the front and rear frequencies as close to the same as possible. It makes the weight-transfer of the bike smoother. Although they are just generalities, I could manage with our bikes in those scientific approaches. What I explained to Filippo was those kinds of ideas of mine and the way of thinking.
Burgess however, does have a clue and has been scathing about Ducati's efforts this year.
“This bike is still a frame wrapped around an engine, rather than an engine designed to go in a frame. We need new crankcases because we can’t keep raising the engine because then the countershaft sprocket gets higher and higher which affects the swingarm pivot and thus handling. You’d think we would’ve had new ’cases by Le Mans, but here we are at the ninth race with the same bike we had at the first tests."
“There’s lots of other little things. The Honda gets a jump on us out of the corners because it’s smoother and the Yamaha is another step better. They’ve got primary and secondary injectors, while we’ve only got single injectors.”
As for Nostros..Rossi blew the development budget and perhaps Ducati were waiting.. the desperation is palpable in his words. A short while back and a couple of conspiracy theories ago, the tyres were changed at Rossi's personal bidding to fk up Stoner..now it's a geniune reason Corse have taken so long to deliver?
Wipe your face and put the orange lippy away shag..This ain't a face painting convention for clowns.