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Old 02-16-2013, 02:12 AM   #1
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Petitioning Ducati

I just ran across this and it gave me a good laugh.
https://www.change.org/petitions/duc...p-championship

In the first official test of the 2013 season both factory riders Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden finished over 2 seconds behind the fastest man Dani Pedrosa and only 1/2 a second ahead of the first CRT machine piloted by Aleix Espargaro.
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I think they really mean 180 degree turn. Going 360 will not change a thing and only leave them in the spot they are now. LOL And that is not what they want.
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seems that their world superbike effort is starting off in that same direction
http://www.ducati.com/news/both_team...r%3D.Superbike
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That's funny..this yr will be a the test for that concept. Their gp bike is really just a fancy CRT, FTR chassis with duc engine soon to use same ecu as them too. VWG not going to invest here with the rules instability especially when their WRC Rally effort jumped off to such a great start.
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...random thoughts on what they,ve got... the gp bike is good in wet races and reading what the riders say, is good under braking and accel but pushes on corner entry... Sounds like they have a too low center of gravity and their trying to make a cruiser do the job of a sport bike. .. They need to stop trying to be like the others, figure out what they've got and start by putting the fuel back up in the "tank" where it's suppose to be.
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... I'm sure that's what Ducati is thinking

“Everything, I would like to see a new bike from the ground up,” Dovizioso’s answer when asked about the Ducati.
“We need to improve in a lot of areas. Unfortunately, that's the problem for the engineers; it's not just chatter or just grip or just turning. We have to improve in all the phases,” Hayden - about things which are needed for improvement

it's been over two years since a Ducati rider won a MotoGP round. Just seems that ducati is more lost than some of the CRT teams that have half the budget.
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