..a more reasoned, less whiney weskit. Bravo..
Yes..the Ducati struggled to get heat into the harder pre 2012 tyres. Now it fares a little better initially, as we see in qualifying, but wrecks it's Bridgestones by half race in the dry.
In all seriousness and I've said it before, Casey Stoner was responsible for the success Ducati had. He was brave as they come and had a style that elevated their results above and beyond what was right.
To my knowledge and for the first time this Sunday on the BBC, somebody at Ducati publicly admitted this..Gobmeier.
But even Casey finished 4th twice. 2010, with a weaker Honda and field of 6 rookies, he lost out to Rossi & Pedrosa who both broke bones and had races out while he started the lot. He was over-riding the bike, it wasn't working and Stoner got fed up and jacked.
The bike he left Rossi needed a ground-up overhaul. It was not a championship contender and despite the development direction he gave them, which is still filtering through today, it still ain't a championship contender.
Is there any wonder Rossi wasn't prepared to crash his brains out for Preziosi's cause and left?
I keep hearing Ducati are on the mend and Dovi, as a renowned development rider, is doing a great job..well I don't see any evidence of that and Andrea himself says the bike is still not fit for purpose as it stands.
This has fk all to do with Rossi and everything to do with Bologna and their stubborn Italian pride.
The Germans will knock it out of them. Maybe Gobby and the new team are the right men to do it..but it don't look like it's gonna happen any time soon.
Rossi has been vindicated over Ducati and has shown he can still race a bike.