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Factory class, Open class - and Factory 2?!
'Understands' but insists it goes against the 'aim' of the Open class...
Transfer of Factory software likely now Ducati has moved to Open class
Trio evenly matched during long runs at Phillip Island
Aleix Espargaro maintained his excellent pre-season form as Spanish rider tops Qatar times on Open class Yamaha 
Bradley Smith was knocked off the top of the times at the Qatar MotoGP test following a late surge by Aleix Espargaro 
Pol Espargaro completes Yamaha 1-2-3 as MotoGP newcomer finishes ahead of Honda pair Alvaro Bautista and Stefan Bradl on day one of Qatar test 
Alvaro Bautista slowed by front-end problems with Gresini Honda as night-time MotoGP test commences in Qatar
Aspar's Nicky Hayden in upbeat mood as MotoGP test gets under way in Qatar 
A small piece of MotoGP history was made at Qatar on Friday night, when Aleix Espargaro put his Open class Yamaha on top of the official testing timesheets. 
Lap times for the opening night of the final pre-season MotoGP test, in Qatar. 
Dorna's Javier Alonso states that Factory 2 class is in response to concerns that Ducati will have 'too much of an advantage' under the Open class MotoGP rules. 
Bridgestone to introduce a new colour marking system for MotoGP tyres, making it easier for spectators to see which front and rear options a rider is using. - BJR
Bridgestone to introduce a new colour marking system for MotoGP tyres, making it easier for spectators to see which front and rear options a rider is using.