MotoGP » Dovi: Open rules not behind Ducati podium


"Many people think the new rules give us the possibility to reach this speed but it is not like this" - Andrea Dovizioso.

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JimmyTheRealOne

April 15, 2014 11:49 AM

grantrd: Extra fuel, extra testing, extra engines, extra tyres, no development freeze..... Very unfair.... Why didn't Suzuki and Kawasaki get this level of support???

Because there were no 'open' class rules established back then? Sheesh...

LLarry

April 15, 2014 12:09 PM

And as the story clearly says, Suzuki (& anybody else coming in) will be under exactly the same rules as Ducati. Some folk can't read eh?
Back to the story, I think Dovi is right. It was notable that during the race Dovi was able to go underneath Bradl in a corner and hold a tighter line. It's been a very long time since a Ducati has been able to do that to a Honda (or Yamaha) so seems to indicate an improvement in cornering and a reduction in the chronic understeer, nothing to do with extra engines, more fuel or softer tyres.

rdc

April 15, 2014 12:15 PM

You mean like the rule that allowed manafactures without a win in the dry for two years, had a larger engine allowance... Right about the time Capirossi on the Suzuki was going to exceed the orginal limit.

Or Suzuki being exempt from the rookie rule (when it was still current)

Jas6004

April 15, 2014 12:32 PM

"Many people think the new rules give us the possibility to reach this speed but it is not like this" - Andrea Dovizioso.

I don't believe this for one minute, of course it helps with the speed of the bike, having spare fuel to burn during braking can greatly affect the way the bike handles and no restrictions on development and more engines helps in a huge way.
Where would he be if Lorenzo hadn't jumped the start, Rossi and Bradl's front tyres lasted the race? Mid pack as usual

Indianbear

April 15, 2014 12:42 PM



Where would he be if Lorenzo hadn't jumped the start, Rossi and Bradl's front tyres lasted the race? Mid pack as usual
maybe they need to set their bikes up better...remember rossi is the greatest engineer of all time, i read it on crash

mrfill

April 15, 2014 12:45 PM

Jas6004:
Where would he be if Lorenzo hadn't jumped the start, Rossi and Bradl's front tyres lasted the race? Mid pack as usual


And imagine where he would have been if Marquez had fallen at the last corner and Pedrosa driven down the pit lane instead of crossing the line.
On the top step of the podium.

In the real world, Lorenzo did jump the start, Rossi and Bradl did mince their tyres and he came third. And that's really all that counts.

Jas6004

April 15, 2014 12:56 PM

So Indianbear, there's no chance that maybe Rossi, Bradl, Iannone and Reading received a duff tyre from Bridgestone, Dovi's podium could turn out to be a one off due to other riders misfortunes. I hope Ducati has improved but maybe Dovi has commented a little early, let's see a few more results, so we know for sure.
Also Dovi saying Open rules aren't the reason for the so called turnaround are false, if Ducati didn't think the Open rules would help them, they would of stayed in the Factory Class.

Jas6004

April 15, 2014 1:05 PM

And imagine where he would have been if Marquez had fallen at the last corner and Pedrosa driven down the pit lane instead of crossing the line.
On the top step of the podium.

Ok, whilst we are in this dream, maybe if Crutchlow had taken Wayne Rainey's Wheelchair instead of a new tyre on the Ducati, he would of finished the race with no injured hand and go on to win the next race.

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