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Simon Patterson  says:

Was Ducati’s move to the Open Class in MotoGP inspired thinking or lunacy?

Last week Ducati made the shock decision that they would be running in the Open Class in MotoGP for 2014. Some have called the move inspired, and less controls on engine development plus sticky tyres and an extra four litres of fuel are worth a lot. But it comes at a cost - the lack of electronics of their own. With...

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Aug 11

Posts: 693

Bootlegger says:

Feel threatened Mario

Hell ! It's not like factory M1 and HRC are worried about the Qatar results, given that they are way ahead of anything Ducati and OPEN anything. The fireworks will start in earnest if Forward and Ducati punish 'em during the opener in a straight race to the flag. Keep your hat and cape on. Not long to wait anyway. 22.5 litres fuel means jack **** to Ducati anyway even without access to MM software mapping Ducati upgrades. First,they have to redress the disastrous alloy beam chassis bitch implemented by the MacDonald bloke circa 2011. I guess they get to use 24 litres first time out and knowing the Factory 2 penalty clause, should they be fighting for the podium in Qatar,they may as well back off and let others take the laurels whilst gaining benefit of 12 engines experiment and blah. Gigi's programme with the announcement is pretty damn clear. Focus is 2015 and get up HRC/Yamaha/Bridgestone nose 2014 in the interim. Let the fallout fall where it may. HRC and Yamaha may be losing sleep about it, Ducati certainly are not and neither should you mate. 

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Nov 03

Posts: 2108

saturn392 says:


 On what factual analysis do you base your theory that the Alloy beam frame was disastrous ?   It works pretty goddam well on everything else.   Just another excuse to have a blast at Rossi isn't it ? 

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Jan 14

Posts: 173

Judas13 says:

Incoherent Ramblings, Saturn

There's no analysis in that monoblock.


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Bob Buttamasangy


Jul 08

Posts: 1317


Mario, you are one seriously dumb fk. Hahaha haha hahahahaha hahahaha hahahahahaha hahahaha...

Funny, I was just reading about the push from some quarters for new words to better fit meanings, no paradigm shifts, just practical applications. The word being discussed was...

UNCREDIBLE. When it's officially added to the Oxford, it will undoubtrdly accompany a photo of you Mario. Haha.

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Dec 09

Posts: 2490

supermario says:

Is undoubtrdly a new word too?

or is that you're a seriously dumb fk? Hows the wife btw?

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Bob Buttamasangy


Jul 08

Posts: 1317

Yes mate, good to see you picking up on the more important points like an earth shattering spelling mistake. Back up that eye for detail with some GP knowledge and who knows, you might one day become a worthy adversary for the real fans of motorcycle racing that visit this sight.

Until then I reckon you're as spineless as you are clueless. Ha de ha.

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Nov 11

Posts: 787

Firebird3 says:

Alloy frame

 Yes it is funny how the successful Japanese have been getting it wrong all these years by using the much inferior alloy beam frame.  Why don't they call upon that much talented and well known engineer Bootlegger and ask him how they should build their bikes.

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Feb 12

Posts: 179

BarkerBill says:

Getting away from the personal bickerings being offered and returning to the headline question posed, I'd point out that Gigi Dall'Igna is not known for his ill judgements, unlike some members contributing here.



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Jul 12

Posts: 3030

wosihound says:

ill judgement..

Unlike Preziosi with his fked up Carbon Fibre concept..with no little encouragement from his lead rider.

The way I look at it Bob, some fans are suffering Severe Post Stoner Depression. Others pine for Philipe and the loss of his bike. 

A few sad individuals are afflicted by both disorders.

Be patient, try and understand..we have to allow them time.

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Bob Buttamasangy


Jul 08

Posts: 1317

Just want to check Wosi, is that the Carbon Fibre concept that poled, placed and won multiple motoGP races?

Sorry, I had to ask because I don't remember a carbon 'concept' as such, just a relatively successful machine deprived of funding by a thick bunch of latte sipping no-hopers who blew their money on other over rated no-hoper eyeties.


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