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Matthew Birt  says:

Aspar Ducati confirms MotoGP expansion plan

Ducati could expand its MotoGP involvement to seven bikes in 2012 with the Aspar squad confirming to MCN it is negotiating a deal to run a two-rider effort next season. The Spanish squad, run by former 125GP world champion Jorge ‘Aspar’ Martinez, is looking to secure the lease of two GP12 machines for the new 1000cc MotoGP class. The Aspar Team currently...

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Mort77

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Mort77 says:

Hope so

That is the best news I've heard about next year so far by a long way. To paraphrase JB nobody in their right mind will be spending the kind of money required to have a production engined bike to ride around at the back of the grid.

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CosherB

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CosherB says:

so come on Yamaha, why on earth can't you get 6 bikes on the grid next year?

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Elbowz11

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Elbowz11 says:

Its more difficult for Yamaha.

To even consider putting 6 bikes on the grid when the main works team can't come up with a sponsor.

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SStyloF

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SStyloF says:

back of the grid

Ducatis run midpack to the back of the grid anyways.

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hugelean

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hugelean says:

Aspar aren't stupid, they know the duke will not only get better and better but it will also be a lot more rider friendly next year, not sure I'd want to be on a yam next year just yet...

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CosherB

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CosherB says:

come on elbowz, that's a bit of a lame defence of Yamaha.  judging the resources of a company based on it's workforce, Ducati employ approx 1,100 people while Yamaha Motor Company alone (not the whole Yamaha Corp) have something like 35,000.  so who isn't pulling their weight?

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Elbowz11

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Elbowz11 says:

Cosher.

Six is too big a number for Yamaha leave it at four.

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boybilly1967

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boybilly1967 says:

Honda and Ducati are propping up the grid big time.

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williewheelbreaker

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Mort77

Agree with you and posted something similar to your quote from JB not long ago. ***** From 18 May post ***** All the new capacity rule might do is hopefully get a few more teams that can find a sponsor flush or flash enough to throw millions at a privateer chassis with a hyper tuned WSB engine in it. Will any of the works riders be kicking their doors down to be on one instead of a Honda, Yam, or Duke? You must be joking! ***** I also posted on another thread that Aspar or Pons may be the likely sponsor magnets to attract funding for such an outfit but Aspar with another "proper" bike, even a Ducati makes sense and will be good for the grid. Let's all just hope he can attract someone talented enough to really "ride" it!

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Elbowz11

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Elbowz11 says:

MotoGP.

Just will be the new version of WSBK with the way its going next year though what I do think some of them M2 teams could make an entry next year.

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