MCN: Rossi describes Ducati relationship

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Valentino Rossi has shared more reflective thoughts on his two years with Ducati Team, with the nine-time title winner having failed to claim a race victory over the course of 2011 and 2012.

In conversation with Motorcycle News, the Italian explained: "When you speak with Yamaha and Honda, but especially with Yamaha, and you say something wrong about the bike and for the Japanese engineer it is not something bad; it is something positive because they understand the way to improve the bike.

"With Ducati this doesn’t happen. So when you say you have a problem, first the Ducati guys don’t trust you 100% and secondly they are quite angry because you say the bike has a problem."

As Rossi returns to Yamaha Factory Racing alongside world champion Jorge Lorenzo, Ducati Team takes on the services of Andrea Dovizioso who races alongside 2006 title winner Nicky Hayden.

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