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Rain limits Ducati MotoGP test for Crutchlow, Dovizioso

Poor weather limits track time for Ducati MotoGP riders Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso during a private test at Jerez.
Ducati's hopes of getting an edge on its rivals ahead of the second MotoGP World Championship round in Austin received a set-back after its two-day test in Jerez was washed out by poor weather.

Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow were present at the Spanish circuit, but after part of the first day shooting a promotional video, neither was able to record significant lap times due to changeable weather conditions that never allowed the circuit to fully dry.

Despite this, the pair – who finished fifth and sixth respectively during the season opener in Qatar -were able to confirm to Borgo Panigale engineers that the “full-factory” electronics fitted to their Desmosedici GP14 machines after the Qatar GP were working correctly.

The second round of the 2014 MotoGP season will take place at the Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Texas.

Tagged as: Ducati , Cal Crutchlow

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April 03, 2014 11:35 PM
Last Edited 708 days ago

TalentFan: Talk about double standards! How can you berate one Mfr for this, yet have no problem for another to have got away with so much more, for so much longer? Is this bias? Or just plain stupidity? It makes no sense to anyone with a fully functioning brain and any sense of fair play. So why do we see so much of this kind of attitude?
You can defend Ducati (..and lambast YFR and HRC) all you want, but Ducati is responsible for their issues. Not Yamaha, not HRC, not DORNA, not anybody. If they had worked on the bike instead of being stubborn and blaming riders for the better part of a decade, they'd have a more suitable and competitive bike. Those are the facts. That is the bottom line. Stubborn, foolish pride got them here.

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