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Matthew Birt  says:

Ducati urged to try radical revamp of Desmosedici

Ducati has been urged to consider a radical revamp of its factory Desmosedici MotoGP contender after Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden were left completely underwhelmed by a latest test on the Bologna factory’s experimental ‘lab’ bike in Mugello recently. The revised Desmosedici offers barely any improvement on the current GP13 that Dovizioso and Hayden are racing in MotoGP and once again...

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SundayRoast

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SundayRoast says:

Boring

Same old issues. Same old dog tired faces.

How long will it be before MCN have a Poll saying "as Ducati cannot win, should they pull out of racing". They do it for road racers.

And as for the same old miserable s**ts whailing on at each other in these pages. Cant you go off and get either a room or a facebook page. You bore the pants off the rest of us drivelling on about your petty dislikes of Rossi and Stoner. Its run its course. Go get a room.

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TetsuoSama

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TetsuoSama says:

Whatever, Sunday

You call us petty and yet you're using a picture of Rossi and Uccio as your avatar.

Childish.

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TetsuoSama

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TetsuoSama says:

I wasn't sure, Ben

so I held back and I'm glad I did.  There's so many retards using irony for a cheap thrill around here, you just never know.

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TetsuoSama

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TetsuoSama says:

Lol.

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racingfan99

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racingfan99 says:

Since its first inception the Ducati GP bike has been radically changed quite regularly and more radically than any other. Radical change means nothing to this bike – they simply need to re-invent the bike from scratch and make it handle much better. The engine’s weight distribution location/angle is where they need to focus.

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rocketri17

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rocketri17 says:

ducati

Incredible that they got it right (quite quickly in 2003) then gradually (besides 2007) have been shite. How DO YOU lose the plot that badly? That 2003 bike's front end was solid as all hell and it had the ponies to kill on the straights. I am a Ducati fan, but confess myself befuddled and confused! How can it be so shit!?

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Bultoboy

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Bultoboy says:

What exactly did they get right in 2007?

Take one rider out of the Ducati equation and look at the results of the others and where they finished in races and the title

2007 - Capirossi won one fluke race, 7th in the title

2008 - better not to think of Melandri's results

2009 - Hayden with no wins and somewhere south of 10th in the title, can't remember where

2010 - Hayden with no wins and 7th in the title

2011 - Rossi with no wins and 7th in the title

2012 - Rossi with no wins and 6th in the title.

So without the efforts of one rider, 7th in the championship is the general position that several proven race winners have managed to place the Ducati each season with just one fluke win amongst them, from 2007 to date.

If the 2007 (and therefore the similar 2008) bikes were that good, those stats would read a little differently

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racingfan99

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racingfan99 says:

2007 was a dream year for Ducati (highly doubtful they will ever repeat it) because they had Stoner who had been dropped by Honda. Casey had a reputation of superfast and supercrasher, he was annoyed to have been let go by Honda, he was very young with few options and his reputation falling ; he had absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain. He took his opportunity perfectly; he risked a lot but rode the bike hard and did himself proud. But in the long term, with hindsight, it was about the worst thing for the Ducati project.
They felt it proved how good their bike was……it didn’t at all, it proved how good Casey was.
 

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YamahaGYTR

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YamahaGYTR says:

Bulto its fair to say though Capirossi is the only rider other then Stoner to win a race on a 800cc Ducati. 2008 Melandri best finish of 5th 2009 Hayden joins struggles at the start with the Ducati but when he got used to riding the bike he got one podium best result but ended up 13th not 10th. 2010 Ducati collect a double podium first time since 2007. 2011 A complete utter disaster. 2012 Two podiums nothing else

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bluehaze60

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bluehaze60 says:

Scrap it & start again

How many times did stoner ,Rossi,Hayden melandri , etc crash the Ducati on a regular basis, all through 08 stoner was off it, as soon as you start to up the pace , down it went , the problem has not been solved in 5 years . I think dovi is smart enough not to push too hard & not throw it at the scenery. Scrap it & start again,it'll be cheaper than throwing bits at it & hoping that it'll work.

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