Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa isn't sure what to expect from Ducati's move to the Factory 2 class.

Ducati missed out on a podium last season and had applied to switch its MotoGP entries from Factory to Open class. This simply means switching to the standard ECU software, but allows a range of technical concessions.

As a compromise, a last-minute Factory 2 class is set to be officially agreed by the Grand Prix Commission, which will allow Ducati to race under the Open technical rules, but with slightly lower levels of race fuel and engine changes.

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"I think this year there will be a change in Ducati," said Repsol Honda star Pedrosa.

"Maybe their entry into the Factory 2 category will help them be higher up the order, but the fact is that at this time of year, everything is an unknown.

"Until the red lights go out at the Losail Circuit, we won't really know where everyone is at."

Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso will race for Ducati's official team this season.