MotoGP » OFFICIAL: Audi buys Ducati


Audi, part of the VW Group, officially confirms that it has acquired Ducati

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endless bucks my way pls - Unregistered

April 22, 2012 11:01 AM

I'd like to see Ducati WSBK team win a championship with the same cc's as every one else. Will the excuses in the Moto GP team the Italian engineers will now meet German enigneers, will there be a rivalry? And I dont think team Hayden or team Rossi will miss the fireing line

Realist

April 22, 2012 8:47 PM

@ endless


ANY TEAM CAN RUN A TWIN AND BE SUBJECTED TO THOSE RULES. The rules are not specific to the Ducati, they are specific to the MOTOR. If other teams believed that there was any merit to the 200cc extension, they'd be running and/or developing twin motors, but they choose to run I4's or whatever.

billie_morini - Unregistered

April 22, 2012 11:58 PM

Audi might like how things are in WSBK. Results from today's racing at Assen shows:

Race 1
1. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Effenbert Liberty Ducati 1098R 18m 38.395s
2. Davide Giugliano ITA Althea Ducati 1098R +2.633s
3. Carlos Checa ESP Althea Ducati 1098R +3.031s
4. Max Biaggi ITA Aprilia Racing RSV-4 +3.927s
5. Eugene Laverty IRL Aprilia Racing RSV-4 +4.374s

Race 2
1. Jonathan Rea GBR Honda WSBK CBR1000RR 36m 45.936s
2. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Effenbert Liberty Ducati 1098R +2.189s
3. Eugene Laverty IRL Aprilia Racing RSV-4 +12.638s
4. Marco Melandri ITA BMW Motorrad S1000RR +12.762s
5. Leon Haslam GBR BMW Motorrad S1000RR +12.764s

Realist

April 23, 2012 8:13 PM
Last Edited 826 days ago

@ Stephen


The engineering differences between motors have been discussed and explained ad nauseum. A little research will go a long way. Also keep in mind that ANY race team can run a twin. It's their choice not to, and I believe that most teams prefer exactly what they are running. Furthermore, the Ducati's don't win because they are the fastest bikes on the grid (because it is obvious they are not). They excel at corner entry/exit, and manage tires very well.

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