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Gibernau to Ducati at Sachsenring?

Guareschi and Gibernau, Catalunya MotoGP 2008
Sunday, 22nd June 2008

Former MotoGP World Championship runner-up Sete Gibernau to replace struggling Marco Melandri at Ducati?

Rumours persist in the MotoGP paddock that former world No 2 Sete Gibernau will return to the grid this year on a Marlboro Ducati GP8 - possibly as soon as the German GP at Sachsenring on July 13.

Gibernau, 35, completed three days of tests in Barcelona earlier this week on the carbon-fibre-framed GP9 prototype, and it is believed that next week he will test the current GP8 machine, that so far only Casey Stoner out of four Ducati riders has proved capable of handling.

"I'm not going to be Melandri's hangman, or anyone's," Gibernau told a radio station in his native Catalunya yesterday, referring to Marco Melandri's horrific season on the GP8.

But it is hard to imagine that Melandri will last the season on a bike on which he feels no confidence.

Gibernau is most often remembered by fans as the man who crumbled under Valentino Rossi's pressure, but the fact is that Gibernau would have become a double world champion - he finished runner-up to Rossi in 2003-04 on a satellite Gresini Honda - if he hadn't happened to come up against possibly the greatest motorcycle racer since the 1960s legend Mike Hailwood.

Gibernau rode for Ducati Marlboro in 2006, but retired with injuries at the end of the year.

Meanwhile, check the performance of the other three Ducati riders - Toni Elias and Sylvain Guintoli on the Alice bikes, as well as Melandri - in today's MotoGP race, because each of them has available the modified software that has transformed Casey Stoner's performance.

The Alice duo have used the software throughout the weekend, but don't expect Stoner-style miracles. They're reporting to their technicians that, for them, it doesn't make a lot of difference.


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I'm sure this makes Vale happy


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would that not be awesome to watch Sete and Vale shoot it out again... awesome....



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LOL ya you said it.

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didn't gibernau struggle on the duc in motogp?

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crashtastic, his successor kept knocking him off, LOL.

good plan to get a factory ride: target the lesser of the 2 riders on the team you want to be on, and ram him at every possible opportunity, when he leaves from repetative injury, you're in with a shot on that bike.

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crashtastic, his successor kept knocking him off, LOL.

good plan to get a factory ride: target the lesser of the 2 riders on the team you want to be on, and ram him at every possible opportunity, when he leaves from repetative injury, you're in with a shot on that bike.
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LOL, I dunno about that, but it sure worked for him.

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The duc was not the bike it is today either......errrrrrrrrr the software



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lol, and the Yamaha wasn't the software it is today either.

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didn't gibernau struggle on the duc in motogp?
I don't think anyone will be worst than Melandri + Factory Duc.
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lol, and the Yamaha wasn't the software it is today either.
nah, it's only the duc that has super software... that's why so many duc riders are crowding the podium...

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nah, it's only the duc that has super software... that's why so many duc riders are crowding the podium...
shit, you're right, how could I have missed that

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nah, it's only the duc that has super software... that's why so many duc riders are crowding the podium...
I think most you still got it all wrong. We never said his Duc is the only one with the super software. The fact is, not everyone will like the same so called super software. Why some people are better with Adobe Photoshop, while some are better with Corel Paint Shop?
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lol, and the Yamaha wasn't the software it is today either.
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