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Matthew Birt  says:

No influx of new engineering expertise at Ducati

New Ducati boss Bernhard Gobmeier says the hiring of a host of new engineering expertise will not be implemented to help the Bologna factory’s recovery in the 2013 MotoGP world championship. Gobmeier has the task of re-building Ducati’s MotoGP project after a disastrous two-year spell with Italian legend Valentino Rossi. The size of that task became apparent earlier this month when the...

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

You're right..

..I could.

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simoncbr1000rr

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yes wosi

He didn't win the title last year because he crashed, missed 3 races and came back way before he was fixed......as for 2010 where u say he had a flurry at the end and crashed the rest of the 12 races,he crashed out of the lead 3 times (trying to keep the yamahas at bay)and finished in the top 5 the other 9 times.......have u got a time machine where u get in it and yhen make up your own history?.........the only thing rossi did on the duke was fend off the crt's....just

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simoncbr1000rr

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wosi

That rant gave me a chuckle.....wositherapy lol lol

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doohanfan

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doohanfan says:

have it your way then wosi

No doubt that rossi's career dwarfs stoner's (and everyone else's) and that the 2010 and 2011 ducatis were not championship capable bikes; in both cases I blame ducati and not either lead rider.

However if you are going to talk "vindication" as you put it in regard to ducati, events subsequent to stoner's departure from ducati, and in particular the 2010 valencia post season test, vindicate stoner in respect of previous (and subsequent) criticism from the likes of you by any reasonable assessment far more than dovi's results in the recent sepang test vindicate valentino.


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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Not quite Simon..

Selective Orange Amnesia can be damaging to your health and credibility..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXjdMESA4w0

Looks like the Duke went from being 10mph faster to 10mph slower looking at that last pass?

Why keep banging on about the Valencia test DF..Rossi was crock with a dislocated shoulder and ruptured ligaments that took a 2hr operation to fix afterwards.

He didn't go to badly on his debut at Qatar, with respect to Caseys efforts there, did he?

hahaha..muppet.

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doohanfan

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doohanfan says:

rossi

was undoubtedly not in peak physical condition in the 2010 post season test wosi. My problem is with the doublethink involved in finding this relevant whilst stoner's physical condition when  ill or injured apparently was not.

Valentino's performance in that test unfortunately was also rather reflective of his subsequent career at ducati.

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Chrisb970

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Chrisb970 says:

DHF

You're not on about Stoner's mystery illness are you?

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diceman23

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diceman23 says:

all a bit academic now

arguing that the bike only needs to be setup better or that the bike is competitive is nonsense. From MCN's most recent Ducati's article and in Ducati's own words:

Ciabatti gave a frank assessment of Ducati’s current situation, admitting the Desmosedici need to be improved in every area.

He said: “We need to improve the chassis, we need a better connection between the throttle and response of the engine and we need to give better rideability. We need to make traction control more predictable for the rider
 

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doohanfan

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doohanfan says:

stoner's mystery illness

is actually not much of a mystery, since it resolved once diagnosed and treated appropriately, usually taken as being fairly good empirical evidence of correct diagnosis in medical circles.

I was actually mainly referring to wosi's frequent contention that pedrosa's points  margin over stoner in the 2012 season was not influenced by stoner's injury in that season though. 

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simoncbr1000rr

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wosi

Yes great race....just enjoyed watching the only clip of vale beating stoner on the ducati......how many clips do u want me to post of stoner beating rossi while riding the dicati?.......would 30 be enough or shall I put them all on?

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