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Simon Patterson  says:

Ducati confirm move from factory to open class

Ducati have finally announced that they will make the move from factory to open class in 2014, with the team ditching their own electronics software in return for extra fuel, tyres and engine development. The Bologna factory has been experimenting with the option for a number of months, and rumours are circulating the paddock that it was an open class machine...

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

Rules

It doesn't say CHR  but my guess about Bradl and Bautista is because they are in different teams.

Have a look on here :-

http://motomatters.com/analysis/2014/02/28/motogp_rules_primer_open_vs_factory_the_.html

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supermario

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supermario says:

Inevitable

Its not the first time Ducati have pulled a move designed to take full advantage of new rules and regs. They only won in 07 because they caught the japs napping. The only chance they have of winning now is to exploit these open class rules, which I imagine are gonna start to look more attractive to other manufacturers as time goes by. Open class is the future of Motogp.

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buelligan272

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buelligan272 says:

perhaps?

Perhaps the current rider, Dovi, has given them some more worthwhile, less cyclonic, confused information than the previous incumbent which has allowed the engineers to make some more benficial changes. ****.

If he has bulto tell me where because from what I have seen he has done no better than any other rider.
You really are a sad twin.

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Bootlegger

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Bootlegger says:

Pulled a move

Mario. The GPC agreed to the rules many moons back and closing date was 28Feb. Ducati opted for 'open. Thats all, no fuss,no bother. Anyway old Saturn, how are you? Stuck in a quandary I guess,given Ducati's 'open' advantage. You said it ! Advantage my ass. Yamaha have Valentino Rossi way out front in factory Sepang 2... clown. 

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supermario

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supermario says:

Oh dear =(

Somebody's a grumpy guss today..

..and that's super-mario to you, fkface =)

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73mach3

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73mach3 says:

I CAN

feel the love already starting up!

any good for teh red turds maybe will have a little more excitement this year.

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noddy61

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noddy61 says:

Italian passion

The Ducati likes the new tyre and both Honda and Yammy struggled with it, Dovi chucks a very respectable time in and Cals time isn't to shabby either then Gigi demonstrates hes got the spine of a jelly fish. Welcome to the world of sterile motogp racing

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aintnothin

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aintnothin says:

Better races

will be the result.  The new tires are squeezing the front runners together; the Ducatis are essentially factory spec with different electronics, more gas and tire options, more engines and development during the year.

The only thing that bothers me is that some bikes are "more Open" than others, e.g., Drive M7 vs. NGM Yamahas, but perhaps that will change over the season.

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kwackanacki

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kwackanacki says:

Rules

Well not to sound like an old **** but when we had 500cc bikes that was just about it - as an armchair fan I want bikes be just about equal and the man with the biggest nads to win. This new system is just bollocks we still have a them and us situation and the crunch will be when Honda Yam and Suzi tell the series owner to stick it as its "not in our R&D interest". Superbikes anyone? All we want is a level field no tricks, no different rules or gadjets so the best man wins on the day - he who tamed the beast - Not the electonic wankery just some right wrist action - oh sorry its the same thing!

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

Bootsie

I'm fine you old reprobate.  Take a gander at the rules and tell me whether you think there is no 'advantage' to a 'factory' team going open.   

 Factory teams limited to 5 engines ... no development allowed and limited to 20 litres ..one litre less than last season. Less choice in tyres.     

Open teams 12 engines ... all the development they want ... 24 litres and choice of a softer tyre.

With 4 factory bikes they can try something different on each bike simultaneously thereby accelerating the development 4 fold.

BUT if it evens things up then I'm all for it.

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