MotoGP » Strong start and a few scares for Crutchlow

Cal Crutchlow took the new 'Open' Ducati Desmosedici to second fastest during day one of the Phillip Island MotoGP test - despite nearly going "over the handlebars twelve times in five laps!"

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March 03, 2014 8:15 PM

I'm really happy for Cal and the Ducati guys ... but I'm really confused that the decision to move to the "Open" class with all it's changes has improved the bike this dramatically! I'm not complaining and I'm not slating their achievments here, I'm just a little confused. And if Aleix And Cal are doing so well with now with the "Open" bikes, would Lorenzo, Rossi, Marquez and Pedrosa do just as well on "Open" machines? :?


March 04, 2014 12:47 AM

I think all the teams should move to open class. with a control ecu, im sure that some of the wiz tech guys can play with it .

give all the teams then the extra fuel, no engine seals etc etc

basicly it would be like 10 years ago, andthe racing would be MUCH closer!!


March 04, 2014 5:17 AM

"We made some small setting changes and it seems to be better every time we go out,” Crutchlow told the official MotoGP website."

I can't remember the last time I heard that a setting change actually made the Ducati faster in recent years.

Were definately not out of the woods yet but man I hope things are gonna get better for the boys at Ducati.

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