We Have No Problem With Sponsors - Cicognani

Monday, August 8, 2011

Ducati dismissed speculation that the sponsors big disappointment and will "run", following the poor performance of Valentino Rossi in the MotoGP 2011 season is. This Italian team confirmed that they still have the support to be bangki.

Indeed, when Ducati Rossi hook at the end of last season, high hopes were pinned to the MotoGP world champion seven times in order to bring this team back to success. Apparently the results were unexpected, because the performance of "The Doctor" very bad. Of the total 10 series already acted, nine-time world champion has only one motor racing podiums.

The same as Nicky Hayden, who has been in the squad the team based in Bologna since 2009, also only once on the podium. No wonder the rumors stating that the tobacco company Phillip Morris, who has become a major sponsor since 2003, was disappointed. The giant company, which has invested millions of pounds, Ducati demanded to immediately get up.

"The first person is not satisfied with the results achieved is a Ducati, Valentino and Nicky," said Alessandro Cicognani boss told Motorcycle News. "All partners are very supportive of us. They know that we're working hard and only this way we know - work hard and solve some problem to get better.

"We do not have a big thing about the sponsorship issue. We must continue to work and not give up, either on the track, and especially in the factory."

Actually, Ducati had to find a way to overcome the obstacles faced since the beginning of the season. They give a new motor Desmosedici GP11.1 to Rossi, who wore the Dutch Grand Prix since June 25. However, the results obtained was disappointing, because in the four races he consistently closed to within about 30 seconds of speed racer a winner. Whereas when using GP11, he usually left only 15 seconds - and only seven in Catalunya.

Poor performance with Ducati Rossi invited a lot of concerns. Former teammate at Yamaha, Jorge Lorenzo, also very surprised by Rossi achievement, who currently is ranked fifth standings. Defending champion from Spain, which currently is ranked two, said: "Valentino's surprise appearance. I think he will be more up front, at least grab a lot of podiums.

"But now he could only achieve a podium and that's only because the two drivers ahead of him fall ... rider-like Randy de Puniet or Karel Abraham can sometimes be faster than him.

"But I was also surprised by the appearance of Casey in recent years with Ducati ... he was able to win some races and fight to win the world title, while all the other riders so hard with the bike."

Stoner, who now leads the standings with 193 points, leaving Ducati at the start of the season, to join the Repsol Honda. Australian rider became the most successful people on the Ducati, since becoming world champion in 2007.

"I've never ride a bike. This is a bike that they think will be a step forward," said Stoner, 20 points ahead of Lorenzo.

"I'm sure, if he's still at Yamaha, he would push for victory."

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