They had Rossi for 2 years, but did not seem interested (or just didn't know how) to build a bike VR could ride. It was a very big PR catastrophe for Ducati, when he decided to leave. Already they've made me wonder many times, just WTF is it, that they're trying to do with that Desmosedici, because absolutely nothing seems to work. I do believe Stoner would've finished higher than Rossi, had he still been there, but I really don't think even Stoner would've challenged Pedro and Jorge with that bike, it's just too far back. Yet to see some credible explanation, why that big picture is now changing. Audi money?? Well, maybe, but apparently Rossi does not expect that to happen just next year.
Pecha72 screwed with this post 01-06-2013 at 09:48 AM