Skip to content

Discuss This Ducati explains Austin test absence MotoGP

You are in... Forums > Discuss This > MotoGP > Ducati explains Austin test absence

This is a discussion topic

This discussion topic is linked to an article on this site. You can navigate to the article by clicking on the article name in the first post.

Go to most recent reply

Anonymous

Joined:

Posts:

Matthew Birt  says:

Ducati explains Austin test absence

Ducati has confirmed financial and technical reasons were behind its decision not participate in the forthcoming MotoGP test at the new Circuit of the Americas in Texas. The three-day test was initially privately arranged by HRC for Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez, but Yamaha’s factory squad will now also attend with Valentino Rossi and reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo. LCR Honda...

Reply to this Topic  
  • Posted 2 years ago (11 March 2013 15:22)

Post a message in MotoGP

Fields marked with an asterisk * are required

   

Please note. You cannot submit more than 4000 characters as a message.

Upload image(s) from your computer (up to 3 images)

  1.  
  2.  
  3.  

Terms of use

Use of our community areas and forums is subject to important terms of use. By joining our community and using the features you agree to be bound by these terms. See terms of use below. 

Cancel
saturn392

Joined:

Nov 03

Posts: 1654

saturn392 says:

Ducati is a different state of affairs altogether. There's no title at stake.

There hasn.t been a title at stake for Ducati since 2007 - somebody;s got to get their finger out.

If Rossi and Burgess had remained at Ducati and were saying what Gobmeier is saying you all would be shouting the odds about what a pair of useless idiots taking the Ducati backwards etc.. not progressing fast enough etc.   Now it's all relaxed and following a ;development' plan that may take all season to be ready for next year etc...     Guys - it's all  bollocks - you're just reinforcing your beliefs that Rossi and Burgess were to blame . If the new regime and currrent new crop of riders don;t get it on the pace by the end of the season ready for next then the dynamic duo will be vindicated and if Gobmeier and crew do turn it round - then who's to say Rossi and Burgess wouldn't have if they'd stayed.  

If Ducati had gone to Cota and gained 2 tenths - that would be 2 tenths closer that they don't have now. The slow-poke approach is about the same level as the CRT's - they must get moving. 

Can you imagine Honda displaying such an amateurish approach.

Reply to this Topic
73mach3

Joined:

Oct 12

Posts: 258

73mach3 says:

suzuki and v w

better check on that one again  suzuki got out of that program

Reply to this Topic
Lorenzo99

Joined:

Jun 10

Posts: 356

Lorenzo99 says:

Hope Im wrong

    I hope Im wrong in thinking that Ducati wont improve enough to be able to compete with both the factory Honda & Yamaha teams.Not just for Ducatis sake but also for the sake of theyre riders,especially Dovi.

    I see his move to Ducati as a very bad decision,he should have stayed at Tech,rode well & waited for a better offer.If Ducati cannot get theyre act together they will ruin his career.

    I also feel sorry for Nicky,the amount of effort that guy puts in.He deserves a decent ride,he deserves a sattelite Honda or Yamaha at least.

Reply to this Topic
saturn392

Joined:

Nov 03

Posts: 1654

saturn392 says:

Ducati

One fact is glaringly obvious - there is a fundamental flaw in the design which no-one not even the over-riding Stoner  could identify.

The answer is ........?????    I'll tell ya' what it ain't and it ain't season long tweaks or larger tanks - maybe they should try a shorter seat.

Reply to this Topic
wosihound

Joined:

Jul 12

Posts: 2668

wosihound says:

Rossi plays the waiting game..

As of 16.30 at #COTA: day 1. 

Pedrosa 2'05.357, Marquez 2'05.440, Lorenzo 2'06.266, Bradl 2'06.534, Rossi 2'07.190

Slowly slowly catches the monkey..?

Reply to this Topic
Bultoboy

Joined:

Apr 11

Posts: 3024

Bultoboy says:

Slowly slowly catches the monkey..?

Fine for Rossi it seems but not for Ducati

Is Pedrosa off half throttle yet?

Reply to this Topic
Bultoboy

Joined:

Apr 11

Posts: 3024

Bultoboy says:

Saturn

You can read what you like into what I wrote. If you see it as a dig at Rossi that's up to you.

The last two years haven't moved them on at all, that's just a simple fact. So where do they go from the position they were in at the end of last season? The direction they were going in didn't appear to be yielding improvements. Every critic on here is screaming they need a radical redesign.

OK, so how do they achieve that? 

If they haven't yet identified the cause of the understeer, how can they create a new design that will cure it?

That one is lost on me

Reply to this Topic
spdmon

Joined:

Aug 09

Posts: 87

spdmon says:

Valentino was good rider

Valentino Rossi has ruin Ducati and he will ruin Yamaha too.

Reply to this Topic
Bultoboy

Joined:

Apr 11

Posts: 3024

Bultoboy says:

Circuit of the Americas – Private test – Day 1 results:

1. Marc Márquez – Repsol Honda Team – 55 laps – 2’04.619

2. Dani Pedrosa – Repsol Honda Team – 59 laps – 2’05.047

3. Jorge Lorenzo – Yamaha Factory Racing – 54 laps – 2’05.291

4. Stefan Bradl – LCR Honda MotoGP – 50 laps – 2’06.053

5. Valentino Rossi – Yamaha Factory Racing – 68 laps – 2’06.507

Reply to this Topic
vtwinmark

Joined:

Aug 10

Posts: 279

vtwinmark says:

Slowly slowly catches the monkey..?

.....Only problem appears to be that the bloody monkeys are a lot faster than they were 3 years ago....

Reply to this Topic

Compare Insurance

Save money by comparing quotes. It's quick and easy

Motorcycles for sale

 

It's only £13.99 to advertise your motorcycle on MCN

Sell your Motorcycle