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August 16th, 2010, 12:28 PM   #1
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Should Rossi be allowed to test the desmosedici at Valencia? He's contractual commitments means he can't but i'm hoping to see him on the Ducati at the end of year.
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It would make for quite an exciting spectacle at valencia if Stoner rode the HRC Vale rides the Ducati and spies gets to ride the fiat yam.

Ducati sight just says VAle will ride for them in 2011.
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Speaking about the departure of Rossi who will join Ducati, Jarvis said: “It was a sad day (Sunday) because even though we have known about his decision for some weeks when you make the public announcement it becomes a fact.”

Jarvis was speaking at the official MotoGP test at Brno on Monday where Rossi tested a new Yamaha engine upgrade, and in a separate interview the Italian rider said he hoped to be able to ride the Ducati for the first time at the end-of-season Valencia test.

Masao Furusawa, Executive Officer of Engineering Operations at Yamaha, indicated however that this was unlikely due to contractual agreements.

Attention has already turned to the end-of-season test at Valencia in November where Rossi hopes to test the Ducati Desmosedici for the first time, but a decision on whether he will be able to due to contractual commitments is yet to be made.


“If Yamaha say no I’ll be very upset and sad,” said the 31 year-old. “Only Honda have said no to me in the past and that relationship was very different to the one between me and Yamaha. If I can’t do it then I don’t understand the relationship between me and Yamaha!”

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I'm trying to remember, but Honda also made Nicky wait till the following year before allowing him to ride the Ducati? If Yamaha make Val wait it's the smart move on their part but the loyal Rossi fans will be very vocal. Doesn't matter really if Burgess moves or isnt' under any contract to stay with Yamaha until the end of the year. If JB does in fact go with Rossi and starts working with Ducati right away, by the time Rossi is able to ride the bike he will be up to speed....same as happened when Rossi went to Yamaha.
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August 16th, 2010, 02:23 PM   #5
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Honda allowed Nicky to ride the Ducati in Valencia straight away. It was essentially his thank you gift for having to put up with Biaggi and Pedrosa as teammates.
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With such little testing time in GP, Yamaha should allow him to test Ducati. He's done well for the Japanese brand and don't see why they would be reluctant. Honda wasn't so kind, but then again, things had changed by the time he exited.

He's got his work cut out at Ducati. But I'm sure they will be willing to move heaven & all manufactures should do for all their factory riders.
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Hey Jumkie,

Are you happy to see Rossi at Ducati or would you prefer him to stay put? I'm only singling you out as you are a big Hayden fan (or was that Pedrosa now).
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I will be in Valencia in November, Staying one extra day to see the test.

Hope to see all the riders with their new rides.
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Originally Posted by Austin View Post
Honda allowed Nicky to ride the Ducati in Valencia straight away. It was essentially his thank you gift for having to put up with Biaggi and Pedrosa as teammates.
I don't think it was enough.
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Nicky was just the AMA superbike champ but was given the chance to join the Repsol team straightway with the support from American Honda. There was the talks that he would have joined Yamaha if he had not got the repsol ride. But then, he still won the worldchamp with them, so I think it was good choice. I see that there was no justification for their treatment to him after Dani joined.. but still I do not think Honda was such bad place for Nicky.

As for Rossi`s Valencia test, Ducati will allow Stoner to test at Valencia because Honda released Nicky right after Valencia. But, I do not think Yamaha will allow him to test. His salary is huge. I do not think Furusawa can alone make a decision as to change the term of the contract as such huge money gets involved. If he is released early, he may start wearing Ducati T-shirts and starts promoting them right away when he stills get paid under Yamaha.
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