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Matthew Birt  says:

Andrea Dovizioso thrilled with podium challenge

Andrea Dovizioso capitalised on Ducati’s preference for wet conditions to mount a podium challenge until the penultimate lap of a rain-hit French MotoGP race in Le Mans yesterday.The Italian led for eight out of the opening 13 laps after an intense battle with eventual winner Dani Pedrosa and he only lost second position to hard charging British rider Cal Crutchlow...

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

No cigar..

Ducati are still a joke and Dovi hasn't done anything but whine since he got there..

Rossi had more points than him after 4 races last year and that was an unmitigated disaster, apparently.

He went backwards and did his usual impression of a mobile chicane.

Stark contrast to Val last year, who scythed his way through the field and out rode Stoner on the last lap.

Proper exciting stuff..something the rather dull spotty lad just doesn't do.

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

 ''Rossi had more points than him after 4 races last year and that was an unmitigated disaster, apparently''.

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There's no 'apparently' about it is there bud ;). Considering Ducatis recent history, 'disaster' is being kind lmfao!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RidgeRacerHRC

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well done Dovi....

Ducati , Honda and Yamaha all in line for the first few laps...sure was a sight for sore eyes!

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doohanfan

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doohanfan says:

no question wosi

That you are correct that Dovi is doing no better on the Ducati than Rossi was last year.

I agree with whoever it was that said Valentino was trying too hard at Le Mans. For whatever reason (hard to fathom why in all honesty) it looks like he feels he has something to prove. Except at Qatar, and even then not in comparison with Lorenzo, he doesn't look the same rider he did when last on the Yamaha even in late 2010 after the injuries, when I am sure he still had absolute self-belief that he remained the best out there and only the injuries had held him back  that year; he still had his swagger especially when he won the race against Jorge and when Stoner made the hard pass and contacted him.

Perhaps it is like Tiger Woods in golf, possibly he has lost his total self-belief, and more definitely the intimidation factor he always had where his competitors didn't really expect to beat him.  I expect it will take winning a major to bring Tiger all the way back, but I suspect a race win would do it for Valentino.

 

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weskit

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weskit says:

Wosi's highlights reel

In case you missed it the last 600 times he's mentioned it, here is #1 on Wosi's highlights of the past 3 years. Rossi on the Ducati (the best bike on the wet tyres) needs several attempts to pass Stoner on a Honda suffering from chatter and weight distribution issues. 


Turns out to be the only highlight of the past 3 years, but this short clip is now being made into a feature length documentary called "Fastestest".

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OwainGlyndwr

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OwainGlyndwr says:

Mind the bump boy ...

... just 4 races into the new season and Drossi has fallen behind Dovi's 1 in 3 podium ratio set on a private Yamaha. It didn't take long - we knew it wouldn't.

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Paddedcell100

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Moving backwards

Or looking at things another way,4 races into his Ducati career and Dovi has fallen behind Rossi(who got a podium in his 4th race... Great progress that is.

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Chatter in the wet?

That's a new one on everybody weskit..I thought it was all about the then new Bridgestone slick?

Anymore excuses?..Perhaps the old tight fitting underwear chestnut?

 

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OwainGlyndwr

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OwainGlyndwr says:

Moving on up ...

... Rossi couldn't lead a race in two years of failure - Dovi succeeded in just 4 races. Progress.

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Paddedcell100

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False dawn.

Leading the last lap is the only one that counts fella. The stats speak for themselves,4 races into their respective Ducati careers and Dovi isn't doing as good a job as Rossi did. That's what happens when you employ a rider that has only won 10 races in 13 years.

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