Valentino Rossi has used Ferrari as an example of an Italian racing team that managed to emerge from a deep crisis. Increasingly frustrated with his MotoGP outfit Ducati's lack of progress, the Ital...

Valentino Rossi has used Ferrari as an example of an Italian racing team that managed to emerge from a deep crisis.

Increasingly frustrated with his MotoGP outfit Ducati's lack of progress, the Italian motorcycle great said Maranello based Ferrari turned around a similar slump in a matter of mere months.

"They too were far behind at the beginning, and it was Fernando (Alonso) who made a difference, but then the team also progressed.

"But, us (Ducati), we do not improve," he told Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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