Yooperbikemike's 2013 MotoGP Thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Silver

    Silver Dirtnewb

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    It's the same bike as last year. I don't think they've changed anything on it yet. So yeah, expecting some disappointment.
  2. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    WTF, why would they just sit on what didn't work last season and use it again for this season? I hope they have a rabbit up their sleeve that we don't know about.
  3. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    I just wonder what this means.

    Part of the development plan is to also take a more structured approach to testing, with Gobmeier commenting that any new development will be thoroughly test before handing it to the official riders, as this has caused confusion in the past.

    Were the previous testing procedures unstructured? Seems to me that any testing procedure must be structured to be valid. Maybe it just means they will do it the German way from now on. :dunno
  4. HarveyMushman

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    It has been said that new parts were not fully or accurately tested before they found their way to the race bikes, which confused Vale and Nick and slowed development. So they've put more focus on the test team, and hired a faster test rider.
  5. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Who?
  6. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    think it was pirro.
  7. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    I had not heard that. Makes more sense now.
  8. Tuttdog

    Tuttdog Adventurer

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    I bet Valentino is laughing his ass off when reading about the "new Ducati". So much for Audi saving the day for 2013:cry:cry:cry:cry:cry

    now to spend 100+ bucks for motogp video pass to see Nicky and the Boys running about 8th all year?????
  9. Motorcyclist

    Motorcyclist Drag a Bag!

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    Damn, that is bad news for Ducati. There is no need to go with a slow evolution, they have a whole season's worth of data to quantify how bad the present bike works. I'd be in favor of a revolution, after all, which is more likely: going from uncompetitive to unrideable? Or going from uncompetitive to tepid? I'm an optimist, so I'd vote revolution and shoot for the latter!
  10. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I don't think VR is laughing at anything. Regardless of the bike he came out of the Ducati stint looking 2nd class to Stoner (and Hayden, his much lower touted teammate, outclassed him many times as well) and can't be too proud running back to Yamaha.
  11. Parx400

    Parx400 Long timer

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    This,

    He jumped on the same bike Stoner was winning races on and completely failed. The VR fan bois will never accept that and will run to their computers to Stoner bash until the day they die.
  12. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Then again, you'll notice he mentioned 2014, when the rules will once again change to...........umm, something else. So really, why not consolidate. 4 talented riders, plenty of feedback, and resources not necessarily being poured into one riders/teams, desperate effort to dig themselves out of their 80 sec. hole?
    I think this is a measured, and intelligent approach to getting back on top. These things don't happen overnight.
    (Look at the Beemer SBK. Brilliant riders, engineers, and all the rest, but it didn't start to come together until a full restructure, in every area..)
    This blokes not stupid. He's been there done that.....
  13. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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  14. misanthropic

    misanthropic Been here awhile

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    Blake Young should at least have a full time ride in WSBK.
  15. Old fart

    Old fart Keen AG100 rider

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    Stoner fans will never accept it was a different bike. VR bashers won't accept Stoner was running scared that's why he won't race again. To be proved right the only way would be for Stoner to go back on the Duke and show everybody how to win on it, big chance of that :evil runnin scared :D
  16. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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  17. Pecha72

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    Good to keep in mind Stoner wasn´t having the best of time with Ducati either, after that dream season of 2007 it was downhill even for him, and that´s probably why he left. Nobody has been able to match his pace on that bike, though, and that´s a huge accomplishment. Quite simply the only one, who has been able to really ride that bike (ok, Capirossi and maybe Bayliss sometimes could, but not to Stoner´s level, and that was a long time ago).

    Stoner would´ve probably beaten Rossi, had they ridden the Duc at the same time. But I don´t think Stoner would´ve challenged for the title on the bike they had in -11 or -12.

    Now it appears they´ve still got their heads just as far up their *sses as they ever did. Hoping it´s just a bluff... but I´m not holding my breath.​
  18. Bounder

    Bounder ExternallyDisplaced

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    From the Gob
    When prompted whether he plans to alter the Ducati approach, ditch the Desmodromic system, and make a bike that not just Casey Stoner can win on he said: “There is no reason to change an engine that works and is part of Ducati’s history. As long as the rules allow it, we’ll remain with the same Desmodromic configuration.

    It sounds to me a bit like saying that Desmo will stay, which makes sense, there is nothing there which says they are going to stick with the current cylinder angle configuration though.

  19. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    That's harsh, likely true, but harsh.

    So, you take the satellite ride for 2013 do you get the rules change bike in 2014 that is magically no longer the turnip truck, that only Stoner was able to make go faster?
    I'm thinking nope. But, at least it's not a CRT. aka MotoGP's version of sandwichboard advertising.

  20. kyns

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    The Aprilia powered CRT's were going well at the end of last season. If they continue to improve... just even a little bit, you will see Marlboro fighting to get a piece of their sandwichboardz. Only Iannone can save Ducati.