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Matthew Birt  says:

Ben Spies backs new Ducati strategy

Ben Spies believes Ducati’s new strategy to give full factory machinery to its entire MotoGP line-up in 2013 will be crucial in helping the Italian manufacturer close the gap to Honda and Yamaha. In a bid to develop the Desmosedici at a much faster rate and expand the amount of rider feedback, Spies, Andrea Iannone, Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso will...

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Aug 11

Posts: 700

Bootlegger says:


Four heads or 4 divergent data sets per test session are surely better than one blinkered set as has been the case over the last two seasons. On the other hand too many cooks spoil the broth. Generally I concur with Spies. Audi facilities that Ducati could never match can do the number crunching efficiently and timeously.Thats the benefit of the buy out and control Bernd can offer the Ducati riders this season.

The rest is up to them.





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Jul 12

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wosihound says:

Too many cooks spoil the broth..springs to mind.


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Jul 06

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buelligan272 says:

thing is

are any of the cooks any good? Are they better than any previous ones.
It does not matter how many there are if they do not get a bike that can be ridden.

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Mar 09

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Nostrodamus says:

the last spoilt cook did nothing for the Ducati broth.

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Aug 10

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vtwinmark says:

Too many cooks?

....Will that be any worse than having all of your eggs in one basket? in previous years

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Jul 12

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wosihound says:

Fair point Mark, but surely lurching from one extreme to the other smacks of desperation.

A ship needs a captain, too many indians masquerading as chiefs has the potential to be divisive.

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Mar 11

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had ther fanny and cradock for the last 2 yrs and all they cooked up was humble pie.

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Sep 10

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CBR11X says:

Yeah, good luck.

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Aug 09

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spdmon says:

Rossi Reconsidered

Great and revealing article about Rossi and his talent:

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Jul 12

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wosihound says:

Potato head..

Inbred swamp donkey, Spuddy Six Fingers, has been trying a little too hard posting this link, that doesn't, all over MCN.

It's author, Chris Martin, recently gave us his Top 10 Riders of 2012 list. Unsurprisingly he put Spies front of Bautista, Bradl & Hayden. This is what he had to say on the once-upon-a-time Fifth Alien and fellow Yank Speez..


7. Ben Spies
It's painful to rank Ben Spies so low, but it's still three spots higher than where he finished in the championship standings despite having access to the same equipment that won the '12 crown. Spies' relatively lowly ranking reflects his nightmarish 2012 season and he'll have to climb back up the mountain now that he's regrouping as part of the Ducati Junior team. In a world where every rider maximizes their skills and encounters no luck (poor or fortuitous), the Texan ranks in the top five, perhaps even the top three.

..says it all really and ranks right up there alongside Kocinski's.."If you ain't American, you ain't shit."

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