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Matthew Birt  says:

No quick fix to help make Ducati competitive

The journey to return Ducati to winning ways in MotoGP will be a long one, with new race boss Bernhard Gobmeier admitting no miracle cure exists to help the Bologna factory end its winless streak in the premier class world championship. Gobmeier, who replaced ousted Filippo Preziosi as head of Ducati’s MotoGP project in 2013, said the forthcoming season will be...

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

Smarter & smarter...

... well yeah... Rossi's gone from saying how Casey wasn't trying hard enough on the Ducati to failing totally on the Ducati, to switching back to Yamaha & being fairly realistic about his chances on it... smart moves. To get any dumber he'd need to have said how Edwards was a pussy & his CRT could be a winner.

Rossi's on record as saying that he learned nothing from his 2 years at Ducati... I beg to differ... he seems (at the moment) to have learned to control his gob.

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racingfan99 says:

So many on here think the Ducati quick fix was getting Vale off the bike. it's rather telling that those who have riden and worked on the thing tend to disagree.  Let's hope super-fast Dovi might be their saviour.

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Thick as two short planks..

I think we all know who came off second best in the mind games that ultimately forced him to quit?

Mentally weak, scared of getting hurt..tail between his legs.

Woofity-woof..whelpity-whine.

 

I see he's at it again in the paper..putting down all and sundry and making excuses as to why he didn't achieve more. Championships don't matter.

Stoners mantra was win races at all costs. Mmm..very noble young man.

Problem is..obviously nobody told Stoner the Hare & the Tortoise story as a kid.

Crashes, DNFs and DNS' littered his career, leaving a big black mark over his ability to learn, adapt and go forward stronger. His race craft sucked.

Stoner calls Jorge for settling for second, gathering safe points and taking the title, but fails to acknowledge his dumb arse tactictcs, foolish pride inability to deal with pressure, were the reason he scuttled off back to boonie land a broken man..3rd on the best bike, flogged by his team mate.

Dominant, sharp as a knife, the best ever..?

Hahaha..Sure, if you say so.

 

 

 

 

 

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

Wosi...

"Dominant, sharp as a knife, the best ever.. Hahaha..Sure, if you say so."

Nope... just the best while he was racing. :smile

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

IF..

Fastest over one lap if he lucked into a setting and it wasn't the wrong time of the month..maybe.

Best?..you're having a larf son.

 

Dani beat him 4 seasons out of 7, the same as Rossi..

Jorge beat him 3 out of 5.

Outside of the two seasons which gave him OVER HALF his race win tally, when he had the best bike by miles, he was no better than average.

 

"If I hadn't been injured in some of my other years and received support from other manufacturers then I could have achieved even more."  - MCN 16/1/13.

Blaming everyone else but himself again.

It will be a real pleasure NOT to have the miserable little twat around this year.

 

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comeragh

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comeragh says:

Dovi

What makes People Think Dovi can help Ducati what has done he has had the best Bikes been with the top teams and done nothing,now he has a shit heap of a ducati he will win i dont think so,but i do know who ever pushs that bike will spend most of the year in the medical centre

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

Wosi...

Yeah, but statistically he got more wins & points than anyone else during his time racing... that means he was better, yeah?... he was equal with Rossi & JL on championship wins &, including his rookie year when he was 8th, has exactly the same championship average as Rossi over that period. JL has been better over the time JL's been racing (though has the advantage of not having to do a stint on the Ducati) as has Rossi... but that's not in question... you're saying Stoner wasn't in the time he was racing which is clearly wrong.

"Fastest over one lap if he lucked into a setting"

He won more races than any other rider over those years... that's not 1 lap lucky that's every lap of every one of those races at race winning pace.

You know all this & you know you're wrong... do you just like hearing it over & over again? Do you like hearing having how good he was rubbed in repeatedly? You want to keep Stoner's memory alive by arguing it every time?

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comeragh

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comeragh says:

Stoner

Stoner was a very talented rider and great to watch.but he is GONE and is a QUITER its easy to sit at home and say im the best rider come back and prove it Stoner,NO need to consern ourselfs with stoner this year he's gone walkabout in dreamtime

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Yeah BUT..

Sport is full of people who had talent but not the mental fortitide..athlete's who failed to reach their full potential.

Don't you find it odd that with a set of statistics many claim proves his dominance, he got beaten by every single alien more often than not?

Fanboy clap-trap.

The championship is what really matters and to win it you have to put a season together, which involves dealing with pressure. That he couldn't cope was plain, so he jacked. Ran away.

Stoner's weakness was his flaky personality and negative attitude which, at the top level, counts for more than being fast when there's fk all at stake..

 

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Hedgehog5

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Wosi...

"Don't you find it odd that with a set of statistics many claim proves his dominance, he got beaten by every single alien more often than not?"

They either prove his dominance or the don't... to me they don't... he was just the best of his peers... & he beat each them more often than each of them beat him... hence more points.

You can't still be struggling with this, surely.

"Stoner's weakness was his flaky personality and negative attitude"

Say what you like about your personal dislike for him he was the best of his time... it worked... he could have done better but he was still the best.

 

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