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August 29th, 2017, 03:57 PM   #31
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As has been previously mentioned, the problem arose due to the arrival of Stoner. Originally Honda had planned a three bike ‘superteam’ as they had run in the late nineties (Doohan, Okada and Criville…four if you include Gibernau on the NSR500V). This was dependent upon Red Bull who would provide the sponsorship for Casey’s machine, however, when they failed to commit to the project it was announced that Dovi’s services were no longer required. Problem was, the presence of a performance clause stating that if he was top five in the standings at the end of July, he automatically secured a ride in Honda’s factory team next season. As I recall, his manager Simone Batistella invoked this and his astute selection of a legal team meant that Honda faced the prospect of protracted litigation if they failed to honour the contract. Honda were thus obligated to accommodate Dovizioso, HRC launched a sustained but unsuccessful attempt to secure fresh investment to run a three-pronged factory attack in 2011 and certainly tapped Gresini to accommodate the rider on factory machinery - already destined for Simoncelli whilst HRC wanted to retain Ayoama on the satellite ride. Dovi was typically dignified and after the event magnanimous as ever. As I recall, he was given a 2011 factory RCV but lacking the support and resources availed to Stoner and Pedrosa throughout the year – so yes, it was essentially tantamount to little more than a satellite ride.
With all his accomplishments in racing, Dovi will go down in history as "The Dignified Guy".
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Having the Ohlins gas reservoir parked so close to the expansion chambers seemed a bit dumb. The heat had to have negative effects on its performance, no?
When it gets hot, the gas pressure will increase. Problem?
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August 30th, 2017, 10:23 AM   #33
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When it gets hot, the gas pressure will increase. Problem?
I thought stability of the pressure would be important so the rebound etc would be predictable. I'm thinking you know otherwise. I'm all ears...
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Gas is just there to stop the oil getting all frothy. What's a bit of extra pressure gonna do to an incompressible fluid? Turn it into molasses?
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Gas is just there to stop the oil getting all frothy. What's a bit of extra pressure gonna do to an incompressible fluid? Turn it into molasses?
That would be sweet.

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Might as well Craig.
Hahahaha that made me laugh it hurt, the only thing McGregor knows how to ride is his mouth.
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That would be sweet.
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Dovi is the greatest rider after Stoner.

Ok hes riding the Stoner designed, developed and built Duc.

And he is receiving personal tutillage from Stoner .....
The prototype now used at Ducati is NOT designed by Stoner...Nor did he develop it.
He has only test rode it a handful of times and hasn't had a great input to it at all...
Stoner doesn't help with rider training and barely turns up to any GP races anymore.
The current prototype is a far cry what so ever to what stoner won his title on.
Gigi is mostly responsible for the new machine, Ducati sacked most of the "original " developers because they never wanted to listen to burgess or rossi on how to fix the old shit box.

Dovi is doing great and 99 will be finding his way very soon
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The prototype now used at Ducati is NOT designed by Stoner...Nor did he develop it.
He has only test rode it a handful of times and hasn't had a great input to it at all...
Stoner doesn't help with rider training and barely turns up to any GP races anymore.
The current prototype is a far cry what so ever to what stoner won his title on.
Gigi is mostly responsible for the new machine, Ducati sacked most of the "original " developers because they never wanted to listen to burgess or rossi on how to fix the old shit box.

Dovi is doing great and 99 will be finding his way very soon
But you do believe Stoner is the greatest ever ...... seeing as you didnt dis that point
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The prototype now used at Ducati is NOT designed by Stoner...Nor did he develop it.
He has only test rode it a handful of times and hasn't had a great input to it at all...
Stoner doesn't help with rider training and barely turns up to any GP races anymore.
The current prototype is a far cry what so ever to what stoner won his title on.
Gigi is mostly responsible for the new machine, Ducati sacked most of the "original " developers because they never wanted to listen to burgess or rossi on how to fix the old shit box.

Dovi is doing great and 99 will be finding his way very soon
Much credit to Gigi.

Not much if any credit to Rossi in regard to Ducati.
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