Damn, Biaggi tossed some live fireworks inside the Ducati office floor!

Discussion in 'General' started by HPPT, Jul 19, 2022.

  1. pickled egg

    pickled egg Works with puppies, too

    Ya know, for shits and grins I looked up the Italian Windbag’s results for 2008.

    Pre-PI crash: a 2nd and a 3rd place finishes.

    Post-PI crash: two 2nd place finishes, three 3rd place finishes, two races with fastest laps (including the very next race after the PI crash), and five, count ‘em FIVE DNF’s (including the race after PI where he set the fastest lap of the race).

    Max’s problem is between his ears.
  2. Michael Hausknecht

    Michael Hausknecht Well-Known Member

    What I read is that Biaggi had his contract with Ducati directly.
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  3. MV Rider

    MV Rider Well-Known Member

    Analogy isn't even close. You do not sign a contract to buy cigarettes at the local store but he signed a contract to ride a certain spec bike in a dangerous situation and then was provided deliberately with a bike that did not meet that spec. Two completely different situations.
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  4. G 97

    G 97 Garth

    And in this case, Ducati wasn’t cheating. However, I don’t think they were operating in good faith but that is as much as DORNAs and WSBK faults as well.
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2022
  5. tgold

    tgold Well-Known Member

    Try rereading what I wrote.
  6. tophyr

    tophyr D200 Reverse Track Guy

    This, yeah. It was an actively bad-faith decision on Ducati's part. That's a better way of putting it. Cheating is breaking the rules, and they didn't do that. But they did go outside the bounds of what I consider ethical competition. It's not something I would (or even could, obviously) officially protest about, but it's the sort of thing you'd shake your head disappointedly at someone for.

    Me: <disapprovingly> Dick move, dude.
    Ducati: laughs in €20MM sales increase
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  7. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    This whole thing is interesting in that they cheated their satellite teams but not their real competition. There is nothing they were allowed to build that the other manufacturers were not. When Honda got tired of losing a few years earlier, they built a twin. They could have chosen to continue in that direction and even the playing field again.
  8. ahrma_581

    ahrma_581 Well-Known Member

    Or a sucker punch.

    (Am I remembering that right? These days, I don't know....)
  9. pickled egg

    pickled egg Works with puppies, too

    Bitch slap.
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  10. tophyr

    tophyr D200 Reverse Track Guy

    Mosquito bite, I recall it was.
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  11. G 97

    G 97 Garth

    Exactly but apparently Hondas appetite for throwing cubic dollars towards turd production bikes, in order to make them competitive, steadily waned. They went from producing limited number homologated bikes, to mass produced bikes as their race platform. Although the RC51 was successful in winning AMA and WSBK championships, as you know, Honda spent Million$ making them competitive. They similarly tried with the CBR before throwing in the towel all together.
  12. Boman Forklift

    Boman Forklift Well-Known Member

    Having been a lifelong motorcycle racing fan, when I first got into F1 in the 90’s I was shocked they did this.

    That crap never happened in bike racing, at least back then.
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  13. Boman Forklift

    Boman Forklift Well-Known Member

    Are you saying those Saturday night specials helped a certain Eyetalian win some MotoGP championships. I mean the Michelin logo does have yellow in it.:Putter:
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  14. Boman Forklift

    Boman Forklift Well-Known Member

    I really wish I was watching during these years. After Schwantz retired I got married and started having kids and must have also lost the channel that broadcast it? I do remember seeing some of the incredible performances by Doohan.

    When did speedvision go away? I unfortunately missed most of the Biaggi/Rossi battles.

    Even though I tease @motion and @Dave Wolfe about their super nutso ❤️ of Rossi, I like Rossi too. The only expensive memorabilia I have ever purchased is Rossi stuff.

    I just get a kick out of laughing at the out of control fanboys.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2022
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  15. Boman Forklift

    Boman Forklift Well-Known Member

    Very true!!! But I’m not buying one because I’m a cheap f..k. Lolol
  16. Boman Forklift

    Boman Forklift Well-Known Member

    Or he was overriding trying to stay up with his teammate that had a better bike?
  17. motion

    motion idgaf.com

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  18. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    There actually was no punch at all. He was cut by a helmet face shield carried by one of Rossi's people in the crowded staircase.
  19. Robby-Bobby

    Robby-Bobby Steeltoe’s Daddy

    LOL not even remotely the same.
  20. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    He lives!!! :D
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