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Old 03-26-2012, 07:21 AM   #1141
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At Sepang we saw and, I managed to get some body filler from the GT Porshe boys to help, with many mods to air box cover or what looks like the tank in an attempt to move Rossi back on the bike well his pelvic area anyway come the second test and they had a brand new piece of glasswork that was being fitted and modified during testing for the same apparent reasons. Maybe with the revised frame and what seems to be some rotation of the engine the balance of the bike is still not right. May be another version on its way soon? This must be costing Ducati a fortune!! Or it will...


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Looks like they were chasing a bad set up at Sepang and again Friday at Jerez:

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Valentino Rossi (Ducati Team) 6th, 1:39.733 (90 laps)

"Today went much better than Friday, and I'm pleased ... we're pleased. Unfortunately, we made some mistakes at Sepang 2 chasing a bad setup, and we paid for that a bit on Friday because we started from that base. Then Saturday's rain cost us an entire day, but today we finally worked well all day long. Step by step, we arrived at our current potential: I'm sixth, and I did a 1:39.7, which is a good time considering that we've only really ridden this bike for six or seven days. We changed the setup, first the rear and then the front, and now I enter the corners pretty well again. I'm able to lean and I can ?risk' a bit more. Although we know very well that we still have a long road ahead, if we look at the gap to the front we can say we're ready for the first race."
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:32 AM   #1142
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Maybe with the revised frame and what seems to be some rotation of the engine the balance of the bike is still not right. May be another version on its way soon? This must be costing Ducati a fortune!! Or it will...
It is. I heard rumors of numbers at Jerez. Astronomical budget overshoot.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:40 AM   #1143
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It is. I heard rumors of numbers at Jerez. Astronomical budget overshoot.
Ducati selling the company for $850,000,000 but having $800,000,000 in debt sounds like they may be running out of cash...
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:23 AM   #1144
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If I recall my Ducati history, I believe this would be their usual "Business Plan".

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Ducati selling the company for $850,000,000 but having $800,000,000 in debt sounds like they may be running out of cash...
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:27 AM   #1145
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Over on the Speed website, Dennis Noyes has a couple of articles which might be of interest. They were to me, as a casual fan.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:40 AM   #1146
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Over on the Speed website, Dennis Noyes has a couple of articles which might be of interest. They were to me, as a casual fan.
Thanks for the links.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:53 PM   #1147
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Thanks for the links.


http://moto-racing.speedtv.com/artic...-than-he-looks

http://moto-racing.speedtv.com/artic...s-beyond-2012/
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:52 PM   #1148
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:58 PM   #1149
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:11 PM   #1150
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:20 PM   #1151
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It looks like Rossi is adapting Stoner's style
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Thanks for the links.
Both good reading. Thanks
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^^ What a waste of precious fuel
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:56 PM   #1155
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It looks like Rossi is adapting Stoner's style
+1 thats is exactly what I said to myself when I saw that pic.
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