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Matthew Birt  says:

Andrea Dovizioso: Stoner retirement a big loss to MotoGP

New factory Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso believes Casey Stoner’s absence from the track in 2013 will be a big loss to the MotoGP world championship. The Aussie retired at the end of last season after winning two world titles and 38 MotoGP races having fallen out of love with racing. Stoner remains the only rider to have consistently won races on a...

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

Wosi...

"the testing mileages are on record. Casey was usually bottom of the list."

Yay... you've finally found a real statistic that he's anything but top of the list for... cool!

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

bitter oranges..

 

I know it hurts that casey has jacked but don't you think making your own press conference up to have a pop at Rossi is a bit SAD?

 

Gobmeier..this morning.

"this bike will be the basis. there is still a lot of potential within it to reach its optimum"

"we can still work with this frame in geometry, stiffness etc. working on engine to improve torque delivery and rideability"

Gobmeier also said development of current Ducati has not been completed and more needs to be done to explore its potential

 

 

 

More worryingly..

"we are still analysing the technical and organisational side of Ducati. development will draw from existing material"

contradicted by..

"there is a long term commitment from Ducati and Audi. this year will be a strong development year with some results"

Also..the engine will remain 90 degree and Prezel is being consulted as Gobshiester gets himself up to speed..?

Oh dear.

 

 

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dacron

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dacron says:

need for speed wosi.

engineers get the best feed back from a bike that gets pushed to its limit rather than a bike just clocking mileage. both ducati and honda have spoken of the excitement they got everytime casey went out and did 3 laps , in those 3 laps they collected a mountain of data showing the bikes capabilities under duress. honda had no idea there bike could go so fast until casey hopped on it and did 3 laps in valencia 2010.

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