MotoGP » Ducati MotoGP debut for Scott Redding

Scott Redding and Andrea Iannone testing for Ducati this week.

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July 31, 2012 11:53 AM

This is another arrangement that could be impacted by the Rossi situation. The satellite Dukes are likely to pass from Abraham and Barbera to Redding and Iannone to run under the Marc VDS team, but they can't afford to do it without financial help from Ducati. If Rossi leaves Ducati there'll be more than enough money available to fund a satellite team. If he stays and eats into the budget, it's possible there won't be. The Rossi ripple effect again.


July 31, 2012 12:06 PM

Erm.... You really do need to keep up to date with the news before reporting things.

There is NO uncertanty about the Pramac & Cardion customer spec bikes at all.

Pramac, the company that owns & funds the race team of the same name have gone bankrupt & the only reason administrators are allowing team to finish the season is that costs less than the penalty payments they would have to make to DORNA if they pulled out.

Cardion AB have already stated they will not be running a customer spec Ducati next year. They said they will be running either another manufacturers customer bike or more likely a CRT.

It was reported some time ago that Marc VDS were in negotiations with Ducati to step up into MotoGP and become an official satellite team the same as T3 are with Yamaha.

It is worth remembering that this year like many previous years there has been no satellite Ducati's on the grid. Although many call them that they have been customer spec bikes rather than factory support

Crashtestdummy - Unregistered

July 31, 2012 12:17 PM

It makes no difference to Ducati about funding a satelite team, if Rossi stays or goes. The Phillip Morris group pay his wages. Thats why it's a no brainer for Yamaha, he won't cost them a bean. Ducati have made noises about a satelite team to have closer links with the factory, just like Tech 3 and Gresini. I'd love to see Scott in Motogp but not on that dog.

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