Shite? - Why?
Funny how expectations are lowered now Bulto?
Not mine, just saying there are no proclamations of quick fixes etc or forecasts of podiums or wins. Dovi has been purely pragmatic about it, suggesting a 2 year program:-
"For the first year I am going to work, work, work to understand the bike and what we need to do. And then we will be able to think about improving the results because the level of competition is very high and to stay up front, to be on the podium and win the championship is difficult.”
They're his expectations not mine and in stark contrast to the over-confidence of the last incumbents who thought they could simply do a better set up and development job than the team they replaced in order to get results. This was from Burgess:-
"Casey could have won many more races this year. And if Valencia had not chosen a tire too hard, would probably have dominated as it did in Japan and Australia. This means that the bike has closed the season on a high. "
Stoner crashed a lot and he often declared no feeling with the front
"In most cases, he made mistakes early in the race, never at the end: this means that he drove too hard, not that the bike has betrayed him. He put too much pressure on him in the first six or seven rounds. He fell for it. "
So you think just working on fine-tuning?
"I think that we will solve the problems that are present on the Ducati, as well as those we have solved on the Yamaha. My only regret is that we can not pick up the pace until Valentino will not give the true information. But at the same time I am calm because we can afford to wait: the Ducati bike is already competitive. And I know that from the moment when Valentino will come back strong physically, we will be able to make large advances quickly. "
There's your difference in expectation - nothing to do with me.
What interests me is what will happen at Ducati over the next couple of years. Who knows how the three new riders will take to it and maybe Hayden will have something to offer if allowed to take the bike his own way - deny it all you want but they made Rossi use his set up from Jerez 2012 and his results improved immediately - not much, but improve they did..
What pisses me off is this constant assertion that only Rossi can develop a bike - Burgess has even come out and said now that Yamaha have taken him back for his development input because they had no belief that Lorenzo or Spies could keep the M1 at the front - a stark contrast to what Furusawa said.