Valentino Rossi's performance in his debut with Ducati in the MotoGP 2011 season is far beyond the expectations of the spectator. Instead of being a world champion favorite, "The Doctor" even eliminated from the competition competing for the podium in every race that has entered the series to 10.
Nevertheless, the Ducati camp remains optimistic that Rossi could get up and bring the Italian team's best achievement is embraced. This was revealed by the crew boss Rossi, Jerry Burgess, who realize they have the wrong idea about the rise of Honda, which even today are very impressive.
Indeed, Rossi achievement, who resigned from Yamaha at the end of last season, and the Honda rider is very contradictory. When seven-time MotoGP world champion is very difficult to fight for the podium - only one of 10 series - the Honda rider actually achieve this 2011 MotoGP podium. The Japanese team is enjoying its best period in the 800cc era, because it was seven times a winner and always be on the podium since the start of the season. This is the best result since 2007.
Speaking to MCN, Burgess said: "I think we underestimate the number of other improvements made. Casey has raised the potential of all the Honda rider. Casey has demonstrated clearly that he was the fastest rider and top. Only just bad luck that made him fail to become world champion."
Burgess said Ducati's main difficulty today is an understanding of the innovation concept of carbon fiber chassis.
Loris Capirossi has recently been told that Ducati has been doing a radical change, and according to him, there is already a request to the Desmosedici using a conventional aluminum frame.
Burgess added: "You never expect it's easy and Ducati have come out of the grip was to build a bike that is quite different from the others in terms of the chassis. Not a lot of experience and information obtained, including how it works, so we have to look around without any of the Ducati to do a comparison. I wonder we are in a neutral position. They used to have thrown away the chance that the results are inconsistent, but it's probably not the ideal way.
"I think if you look at the Ducati in the previous years in MotoGP, there are two drivers in Loris and Troy (Bayliss) who both have the ability to finish in the top four. The bike may be more relevant to the competition at that time. That is the motor that I think it easier to drive. Over time, somehow we have drifted far from what I want during the race. So now we will make the motorcycle where others can ride without a specific driver. "