A lack of funding and no development claims former 500cc champ
FORMER 500cc World Champion Wayne Gardner has said he believes a lack of development of Ducati's MotoGP bikes is the real reason Casey Stoner decided to quit the Italian squad.
In his latest blog, Gardner reveals what he believes is the real reason why fellow Australian Casey Stoner has chosen to leave Ducati and join Honda in 2011.
"I had a long chat with him down at Phillip Island and he told me that while everyone thinks the factory undertakes constant modifications throughout the year, nothing could be further from the truth.
"He said that over the past two years they've never had any serious development once the season's started. Basically what they start with is what they finish with - just unbelievable.
"He added that Ducati simply didn’t have the budget or manpower to respond to problems that arose during the season."
Gardner believes Ducati's lack of funding is why the company has recently pulled the plug on their World Superbike programme, especially now Rossi has been signed in a multi-million euro deal.
Gardner concludes: "They'll (Ducati) need all the funds and resources they can get their hands on, as Vale will definitely be demanding upgrades throughout the season."
isnt this the same gardner who stated just last week..
the real reason rossi left yamaha is becasue the engine is @ the end of developement and honda and DUCATI have been spending loads of money on development of the engine!
the only block in development is the fact casey hasnt progressed the bike ..
i think the rossi ducati deal was done in 09 during all the "him or me" rantings and the evidence of this is ...
livio suppo out because him and rossi dont get on
big bang ducati that sounds like a yamaha
(in 2003 rossi had secret meetings with yamaha and secretly tested the M1- anyone would be a fool to think rossi hasnt ridden the desmo already)
hayden gave an interview last week saying things are changing fast in ducati for the arrival of rossi
the red and yellow storm is comming to motogp ..
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Rossi secretly tested the Yamaha in 2003 - dream on fella?
I have no idea where you get your info from evil but it does brighten up a dull day reading your ramblings.
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