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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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george shuttleworth

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So.... What excuses have you Rossi bum boys got lined up for when one of the 2013 ducati riders get better results on the big bad duke than Rossi did?

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

Pacey   Ducati thought they had a captain...........................but he jumped in the lifeboat long before the women and children.

You'll be talking about no 27's defection to Honda then. 

George  whatever they do they'll be behind Rossi

 

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george shuttleworth

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Yes possibly.. That's Rossi on a Title winning proven Yamaha.. There's no great shakes in that is there.. I'm just wondering as to what the excuses will be as to why someone else did better than him on the duke will be..

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Paddedcell100

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George... Possibly the same excuses that Spies will be using to explain his (lack of)performance on the title winning proven Yamaha.

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Thing is..

Ducati haven't gone back to the old CF bike Casey reckoned was so good have they?

No..they are good to go with Rossi's bike.

Rossi is responsible for them breaking tradition and using an aluminium beam frame, the same as every other top racing bike on the planet. He got that firm turned in the right direction.

He should take credit for that..and if the Ducati improves and starts beating him, he should take credit for that to.

 

How d'ya like them apples George?

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george shuttleworth

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Ok. So if he has turned and pointed them in the right direction .. Why jump ship and taint his legacy.. I suppose it's an argument with no winners as it can be dressed up to suit both sides.. But as it stands he had 2 years and failed to make a positive impact

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vtwinmark

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vtwinmark says:

???

So if anyone does well on the Ducati this season, it will be all thanks to the set-up & development genious Valentino Rossi?..............F*ck me, I've read it all now............

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wosihound

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You know wosi is right Mark..

It's true..the results weren't great, but the competition didn't exactly stand still either.

Stoner damn near killed himself trying 2010 and finished 4th..Hayden was a lot closer then too. He has ridden both bikes and says the new bike is a lot better in terms of being able to feel what the front tyre is doing. You've got to have that feel or you may as well be pissing in the wind.

Rossi will be 34 when it all kicks off..he hasn't got time to wait for Ducati to build a bike that closes the gap. Can they close the gap with that 90 degree motor? Gobsheister says they'll keep it. Ducati reckon it's imperative it stays 90 degree for brand identity.

No..sorry..time to move on.

 

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CHRainmaker

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CHRainmaker says:

Just a litany of excuses..

"Rossi will be 34 when it all kicks off..he hasn't got time to wait for Ducati to build a bike that closes the gap." Why not? Biaggi and Checa both won world championships a lot older than Rossi. Doohan and Shwantz were of a similar age.. That's just a lazy attempt to gloss over the fact, despite his reputation, he was as stumped as anyone to find a direction for the Duke and he's subsequently taken the easy route out. Slacker.

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

CHR

''despite his reputation, he was as stumped as anyone to find a direction for the Duke and he's subsequently taken the easy route out. Slacker.''

Isn't that just what the previous rider did when he jumped ship to Honda ?  If the Duke was a winning bike and won 23 races with him on board why did he leave for 'easy to ride superior Honda ?'  No  he knew the bike wasn,t going to improve and took the easy route - Slacker.    

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