He did have a little post-race whine about the large Ducati fairings being affected by the wind and how it was pushing him off line round the back of the circuit. I've yet to see a single racer who doesn't blame his not winning a race solely on his performance, well except maybe Nicky Hayden who is about as honest a rider as you'll see in my opinion
Not if you have the next 6 weekends running on 2nd when Rossi wins..
I do wander if the duck had to be backed off a few bhp due to fuel The commentators mentioned it.
By 4 stroke in meant 4 cylinder - I was pissed when I wrote my reply above. So, it'd be interesting to see a Ducati 4 cylinder street bike...but we will not.
Ducati Pete wrote
That doesn't count. It will be too er....... fast!
"We got an awesome start, went out to the front and felt quite comfortable doing similar times to what we were doing in practice, though not quite as fast because the wind was worse today," confirmed Casey. "I was getting pushed around in a few of the fast turns and had a couple of front-end loses, so I wasn't willing to push the bike in the braking points. I saw Valentino catching up, I saw him battling on the TV screens around the track. He was chasing me down pretty hard, he had a faster pace. I tried to up my own pace but once he came past I was at my maximum."I felt great the entire race and I can't complain about the result because we only lost five points in the championship and we've only been off the podium twice this year. I'm really happy with the result, so my thanks to the team, after a bit of a spill [during warm-up] I think it's been a good recovery,"
Hahaha! Too true, I fear. I think the Flamini brothers chips will have been pissed on if Ducati built 1000 of 'em. I wouldn't mind speculating that there was a certain threat about exactly that happening if the capacity rules weren't changed to 1200cc ....
Im suprised they didnt tbh, im fairly sure they'd sell a thousand worldwide. Unless the price they are selling them for isn't actually making any profit at all ? Just to add that I think all this Rossi/Stoner track is turning out to be a load of bollocks. They are both nicking points off each other at tracks where they should be doing well, the last four races have proved that if nothing else.
Korky will be pleased.Still a deficit of 21 points which won't be easy for Rossi to get back,tyres are such a big factor now.The race was a good one.
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