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Old 06-Nov-2005, 09:19 PM
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Gibbon**** to Ducati

What a disaster, Ducati have finally announced that they ARE signing the Gibbon****.

Of all the riders out there deserving of a ride they pick one that has so obviously lost the plot it's embarrassing! He has been utterly out physched by Rossi since Qatar last year, and now he will be able to blame the machinery, something he couldn't do while Melandri got on and did the business.

Can't help thinking Ducati have boobed big time here.
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Old 06-Nov-2005, 09:31 PM
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agreed - should have gone for Marco M.
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Old 06-Nov-2005, 09:57 PM
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agreed - should have gone for Marco M.

Should have gone for anyone other than the Gibbon............
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Old 06-Nov-2005, 10:28 PM
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i also think that ducati have messed up and should ave kept checa!!!!!! or at least groom a up and coming young rider.

giveupnow had his chance in 04 to clinch a championship but managed to balls that up !!!!!!!

05 was dismal

06 well lets just hope that he doesn't give ducati the reputation he's getting

still

kick all off our uk arse's all day long
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Old 06-Nov-2005, 10:31 PM
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Can't help thinking Ducati have boobed big time here.

Could be he brings a suitcase full of cash with him!!!!

[Edited on 6-11-2005 by Jon]
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Old 06-Nov-2005, 10:34 PM
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Still think he will be the best of who was available
Checa goes ok when he is looking for a ride but he's not a winner
Sweaty may be ok if they get him to a good shrink to sort his head out
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Old 06-Nov-2005, 10:56 PM
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Do you think these names up all by yourselves or are they in the papers?

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I don't like him much either, I have to say. He's not much of a sportsman, no matter how good a rider he may or may not be. And if he starts ****ging off Ducati when he fails to make a success of the season, I shall REALLY go off him.

I think you're right Yeti. What are they playing at ????

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Old 06-Nov-2005, 11:20 PM
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I agree not sure he`s the man for ducati...personally i dont think after this season and how easy rossi has been able to play mind games with him that he has a championship left in him . Its as if he panics once he gets out front and rossi just follows.

mind you he would still kick my arse tho..


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Old 06-Nov-2005, 11:25 PM
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Might be fun to see what we are saying this time next year about it?

He might not be able to win a championship-but else could on a Ducati
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Old 06-Nov-2005, 11:27 PM
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Here`s the press release to save people hunting for it,personally think they should have kept Chubby on as he was starting to get some where.
Timt will tell,



SETE GIBERNAU JOINS THE DUCATI MOTOGP TEAM


The Ducati MotoGP Team has reached agreement with Sete Gibernau to contest the 2006 MotoGP World Championship. The Spanish rider will join Loris Capirossi, who renewed his contract with the squad before September's Japanese GP.

"I'm delighted to welcome Sete," said Federico Minoli, president of Ducati Motor Holding. "We think Sete is one of the strongest guys in MotoGP. He's a talented, gritty and courageous rider. Sete has had a difficult season this year but he has shown throughout that he never gives up, in the best Ducati spirit. For this reason we're very proud to have him in our 2006 line-up alongside Loris. They are both very strong riders and we'll do everything we can to give them what they need to obtain the best possible results."

Gibernau replaces Carlos Checa, who completed his time with the Ducati MotoGP Team in today's Valencia GP.

"It's always difficult to welcome someone while saying goodbye to someone else," continued Minoli. "I want to sincerely thank Carlos for the commitment and professionalism he's shown us. For sure he's a great rider and also a nice guy; working with him has been a great pleasure."

Gibernau is optimistic about his future, trusting in the Ducati/Bridgestone partnership that has already given great joy to Ducati fans with some amazing results, including Capirossi's fantastic victories at the recent Japanese and Malaysian GPs.

"After achieving some great results and much satisfaction during the last few years, and after a season at the highest level but with some difficulties, I decided to make a change in my career," said Gibernau. "First of all I want to thank the people who helped me achieve so many good results. But now it's time to find some new motivation. The professionalism and enthusiasm I've found at Ducati are what made me decide to join forces with the factory. I face this new challenge with real determination, convinced that together we can achieve great success. In recent years Ducati has shown that it has big ambitions and huge potential. I trust that, with my experience, I can make a real contribution to turn our shared dreams into reality."
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