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Matthew Birt  says:

Ducati boss not surprised Valentino Rossi rejected 2013 offer

Ducati boss Filippo Preziosi has admitted that he wasn’t surprised that Valentino Rossi rejected a multi-million pound offer to finish his MotoGP career with the Bologna factory. Not even the weight of support of new owners Audi could help Ducati persuade Rossi to sign a new two-year deal after a disastrous stint on board a factory Desmosedici. Having scored just three podium...

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bluehaze60

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bluehaze60 says:

Not surprised ?

Bloody ell what planet is prezziosi on?. The best rider & engineer in the paddock & they still couldn't turn it round, to me that shows a cant be bothered attitude , gonna have to change that attitude as the Germans wont stand for it, and he'll be out of there faster than a morning after the night before a vindaloo

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Hey Blood.

Here's an interesting stat for you along the lines of your extrapolation using control Hayden. In the races in which both riders finished Stoner was on average 15 seconds a race faster than Hayden 2010. Rossi was on average 4 secs a race faster than Hayden 2011. Hmmmmm.

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

hmmm..

15 secs faster than Hayden then - which is fiction - still get's you nowhere today.

Let's not forget, if Stoner was still at Ducati he'd be riding a Carbon Fibre Shit Pig and crashing his brains out.

Let's not forget, that Stoner was getting beat by his team mate this year, who's won fk all, BEFORE he wrote himself off.

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aintnothin

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aintnothin says:

Apples and Oranges?

I think most would agree that the top 7 or 8 GP riders are all pretty good.  Certainly some are better at giving feedback to the engineers, some are just better at setup, some are better at riding a bike when it's not perfectly set up for them.

How much different was Stoner's Ducati than Rossi's?  And how much has Yamaha and Honda progressed since 2010 and Ducati not?

Personally, I think Rossi has nothing else to prove and should have stayed at Ducati just to show he could help the factory turn things around.  The concensus seems to be that the bike is not competitive in 2011 and 2012 so it isn't his fault, so to speak.  If he can't match Lorenzo on the Yamaha next year and displays his faults as a rider, well I think that's a worse legacy to leave behind than trying to help the Italian GP effort.

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

No where to run to baby..

Too true..

Conversely, if he competes with Lorenzo and Ducati shit themselves again..?

Brave move and not the move of a quitter.

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Firebird3

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Firebird3 says:

Even though Rossi loves the battles, he doesn't want to battle it out for 5th and 6th place. So he had to take the opportunity to ride the competitive M1 again, even though it is a risk that JL could show him up. But at least he should be battling at the front, which is where he wants to be.

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Firebird3

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Firebird3 says:

Wosi

You are right, Stoner was getting worse on the Ducati each year, because there was no development there. With the advancement of the Honda/Yamaha over the past two years, if Stoner was still at Ducati, how far off the pace would he be???

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Eddy998

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Eddy998 says:

Rossi/Flossie

Thank God he has or is going from Ducati. What a waste of time he has been! Instead of developing the bike he has put them back 2 years in development!!! Burgess seems to be strangely silent about it all too!! Maybe he's as pisssed off with Flossie as Ducati are!! When he returns to Yamaha and finds that he can't hack it there either, what excuses is he going to have??? I'm going to love Dovi and Spies showinghim the rear end of the Desmo, now that's going to be something else!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol!!!!!! Ciao

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yzrm1

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yzrm1 says:

rear ducati

rossi sees the rear of dovi spies? yeah after he laps them.

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Lovely bunch of coconut..

mmm..I wonder from where Eddy will be ogling this much anticipated display of rear ends?

Lounge Bar of The Pink Flamingo, cocktail in trembling hand..slightly breathless?

 

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