Ducati have another rider who is prepared to try.
And he's English! This sounds like a reason to celebrate with a street party or maybe a commemorative plate.
Unfortunately a quick scroll down reveals the standard English slagging on any hope let alone our only hope (in 2013/14 at least), nice one fellas, you make me proud to be English. I suspect 99% of you have not offered one second to your country on any level too you idle (and scared) fuckwits.
Anyway, bikes, I too believe this is a good move for Calvin, and he had a choice, a unique situation for a new Ducati rider? The bike will come good, it has no choice, Gobmeier has been in place long enough to see what's what for himself and what needs to be done is probably already decided, I don't doubt it will happen.
Ducati now have two factory riders prepared to graft despite the realisation that the bike is more of a beast than it looks and both have a point to prove, they seemed perfect (on track) teamates to me last time as they rode around on each other's back wheels for large parts of the season. I can't wait to see the fruits born of Bologna and if they bring an English winner I can't wait to read the posts.
As for Rossi, add two fully fit Spaniards and you'd see his real results.
P.S Wosi, Giacomo Agostini? Ring any bells?