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Re: Looks like Crutchlow is going to Ducati.
« Reply #20 on: 08 November, 2013, 06:56:31 AM »
Well that is very surprising,
maybe they under enginnered the chassis sections in a bid for lightness,

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Re: Looks like Crutchlow is going to Ducati.
« Reply #21 on: 08 November, 2013, 09:19:15 AM »
*Originally Posted by tiggersteve [+]
yes Cal knew his seat was gone months ago, he's been intimating it in many interviews

That actually made no difference because in the end if Cal had sorted a deal out they would have put Smith out to a another team,BT/Monster and others put pressure on Yamaha and they came up with another offer with was peanuts,you can't work for a employer who doesn't want you!!!.

Re the GP bike,what ever is wheeled out on Monday is just a PR stunt it will have been built by the same bunch of muppets that built the others,the difference between all the others who have been before hadn't worked it out but Crutchlow he realised it's the people building the bike that's the problem.

Dall'igna going to Ducati was known for months it's all the others that are going too that will never make the headlines but will make the difference if your a watcher of the sport you'll see some in the pit garage and the others will stay at the factory,the problem being it'll take time it'll be the end of year(14) at the earliest before you see any progress,there's lot of stuff on the net about the frame!!! the motor needs sorting as well!!.

Re the Panigale that's a different ball game,make no mistake the engine is fast,the problem being with an over square motor it has no bottom end and by the time they have got the motor spinning the other bikes have gone,completly the reverse from the 1198,oddly enough if they took the restrictor out it would be worse that helps the bottom end!!!,what they need to do is build a 1200 version of the 999 which was built of unobtainium and cost a fortune and the rules say they can't do that(yet!!!)

The funny thing about this post,it's not my point of view!! just sticking to the facts.
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Re: Looks like Crutchlow is going to Ducati.
« Reply #22 on: 12 November, 2013, 12:20:42 PM »
Cals 11th fastest this morning in testing at Valencia. :002:
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Re: Looks like Crutchlow is going to Ducati.
« Reply #23 on: 12 November, 2013, 01:09:28 PM »
yes but Honda havent done any testing yet so make that 13th! He is 0.1 sec slowed than Dov.
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Re: Looks like Crutchlow is going to Ducati.
« Reply #24 on: 12 November, 2013, 01:21:32 PM »
And neither were as quick as Pirro on the "mule"
Good start for Cal tho first time out

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Re: Looks like Crutchlow is going to Ducati.
« Reply #25 on: 17 November, 2013, 04:54:02 PM »
Gents that bike will have already gone in the skip all the times confirm is that it's a dog,next year will be a new crew both at the track and the factory but what will happen if that haven't reinvented the wheel by Sepang all the internet numpties will be jumping up and down,it took Honda years to dig e'm selves out the 800 hole and I'll be be amazed to see much short of 2015,because I think they need a new motor never mind the frame.

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Re: Looks like Crutchlow is going to Ducati.
« Reply #26 on: 17 November, 2013, 05:02:12 PM »
reckon Cal is realistic enough to know next year will be development year with a new bike and direction for Ducati,

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Re: Looks like Crutchlow is going to Ducati.
« Reply #27 on: 16 January, 2014, 07:18:48 PM »
There is a new bike I can tell you that  :002:

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Re: Looks like Crutchlow is going to Ducati.
« Reply #28 on: 16 January, 2014, 07:43:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by Winger [+]
There is a new bike I can tell you that  :002:

Is that it ??? there must be more,
altho that statement is inevitable,

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Re: Looks like Crutchlow is going to Ducati.
« Reply #29 on: 17 January, 2014, 12:13:00 AM »
*Originally Posted by Winger [+]
There is a new bike I can tell you that  :002:




Hopefully (for Cal) it is a Honda wrapped in Ducati bodywork!
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