Casey Stoner, who is now racing to comment on the performance of former team Honda, Ducati, this season. What did he say?
Ducati has so far not been able to impress with Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden. Being in a row at position four and five, performing both on the track still can not compete with the Yamaha and Honda.
In an attempt to perform better, Ducati has also been trying to do development on the bike. The result is GP11.1 that have been used in Assen on the last series.
Stoner, who became world champion in 2007 on Ducati motorcycles, pleaded not at all surprised by the action Ducati accelerate the development of these new motors.
"They need it. If they do not do that, then it seems they do not do anything and they go inside a bigger problem," Stoner BikeSportNews value.
"Without concrete results this year, they can not keep using the same machine and constantly get the same results is not enough," he continued.
When recruiting Rossi of Yamaha Ducati last season, Stoner has been able to guess that the Italian team have started to invest more money and boost the process of motor development.
"They obviously have the budget to come up with something new and if you have that opportunity then you really have to do it," said Stoner.
According to Stoner, Ducati's development carried out during defended quite slow compared to today. "Every year is just small steps and they only have time for that," he concluded.