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Old 04-18-2012, 11:08 AM   #1558
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Originally Posted by mdubya View Post
Good reading (thanks to Krop for the link) for anyone who knows who Wayne Rainey is.

http://www.backmarker-bikewriter.blo...nds-me-of.html
Thanks for the link. I read Rainey's autobiography this winter, and I remember him repeatedly saying that the bike was not the best on the grid during his championship runs. He said that complaints to Yamaha went unanswered, because the team was consistently winning. Yamaha's response was essentially "how bad can the bike be if the team is winning?" That is an interesting place for a manufacturer and team to be. Fortunately, Ducati does not have to face that conundrum (any longer).
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