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PostSubject: Rossi on Qatar......he hates the Ducati   Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:33 am






'I even thought about pulling into the pits and finishing my race there, but I kept going only out of respect for my team members, and to collect useful data." The GP12 isn't to his liking, as was the case with the 11 and 11.1, and for the first time he even distanced himself from its design. "Ducati didn't follow the direction that I indicated, but I'm not an engineer and I can't solve every problem."

That both Barbera and Hayden were faster is of little interest to him. "It wouldn't have changed much to finish sixth. This certainly isn't an appealing result for me, and I'm aiming at least for the podium." Something which seems well out of reach for the moment. "I'm not able to ride the bike as I like. I'm faster on used tires than on new. The rear is pushing a lot, and things only improve slightly when the tires start to slide. I have no confidence, and I can't even get ahead of Hayden, who gave everything he had to finish 28 seconds behind the leader."

And with this, the polite, professional courtesy between the Italian rider and Italian marque has come to an end. "The problems with the bike haven't changed, and neither have my requests. It's unrideable, and it doesn't make much difference what track we are on. I'm not able to enter the corners hard on the brakes, and we can't hope the situation will change completely with the new Bridgestone tires. These aren't problems you can solve with setup alone." Either the rider adapts to the bike, or the bike is again adapted to the rider. Ducati are at a crossroads.'

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PostSubject: Re: Rossi on Qatar......he hates the Ducati   Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:37 am

a bad workman always blames his tools, he needs to get his head out of his arse and ducati, to get the bike sorted. the wee man should be finishing above hayden, hayden put a great finish in to the race. at the end of the day stoners having bother with chatter etc and hes not the only rider with problems
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PostSubject: Re: Rossi on Qatar......he hates the Ducati   Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:24 pm

well said wes and I totally agree. Its because his dream italian bike and italian rider winning a championship flopped hes pulling at all sorts of strings now lol
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PostSubject: Re: Rossi on Qatar......he hates the Ducati   Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:38 am

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