MotoGP » Ducati software heading to Open ECU?


If Ducati can transfer their Factory MotoGP software to the standard Open system it would remove one of the few disadvantages of joining the new category.

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unmudura

March 06, 2014 10:00 AM
Last Edited 125 days ago

What a misjudgement Honda has done,all in house is not always better.Here are Ducati and Yamaha benefiting from previous Marelli colaboration,Ducati first place.Could call it DucOpen.Might not be in spirit but within rules.

Codger

March 06, 2014 10:03 AM

A certain Aussie recently retired and among his reasons for his early demise were the constant rule changes, and the fact that progressive 'dumbing down of the bikes' made them easier for anyone to ride them. It was the continuing advancement of electronic controls that ruined his Ducati career. His unique skills were nullified and he had to risk more and more to achieve good results.

crashnetdummies

March 06, 2014 10:26 AM

Codger: A certain Aussie recently retired and among his reasons for his early demise were the constant rule changes, and the fact that progressive 'dumbing down of the bikes' made them easier for anyone to ride them. It was the continuing advancement of electronic controls that ruined his Ducati career. His unique skills were nullified and he had to risk more and more to achieve good results.


I couldn't care less if Stoner left because he couldn't understand that besides Honda (& to a lesser extend Yamaha), no other manufacturer and privateer teams, under the current MSMA dictatorship has a single chance to win a (dry) race.


And I loved Stoner's personality, a real racer mentality.

rdc

March 06, 2014 10:31 AM

@unmudura

"Might not be in spirit but within rules." Your joking right, it would have been Ezpeleta's dream that either Ducati or Suzuki (or to a lesser extent the Forward Yamaha project) would happen. It's to "accident" that this has happened

JcRacing

March 06, 2014 10:39 AM

According to Motomatters, the new, big step, software upgrade file still had "Ducati Motor Holding" written on the code header, MM having failed to delete it from the file they received. So it looks like Ducati is going to continue developing their own software and, at the same time, will get rid of the five engines/20l of fuel nonsense, and all the teams will benefit from the new, free-of-charge, software. Of course, the guys who developed the software will be way more familiar with it than everyone else, and will have an advantage until the competition manages to wrap their heads around it. If that is not reducing costs for the average team, I don't know what is.

Insidejob

March 06, 2014 10:44 AM

"However Ducati will face a disadvantage if the hard Factory option, out of reach to the Open class, is superior over a grand prix distance."

Hmm! I didn't realize Open class could not use the hard factory option. Could they shred their tyres over race distance on a hot or abrasive circuit.

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