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Two wins the target for Ducati in MotoGP 2016

Ducati sets sights on claiming two victories during the 2016 MotoGP season.
Ducati may have missed Gigi Dall'Igna's goal of a MotoGP victory, but CEO Claudio Domenicali has doubled the target for 2016.

A Ducati rider finished runner-up in five races this season, Andrea Dovizioso being denied victory by just 0.174s in Qatar.

Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport about next season, Domenicali said: "We must win at least two [races]. We got very close, making some very beautiful races, but the competition is very strong. MotoGP is the highest level, but the objectives will not change: we need to improve."

Ducati will join Honda and Yamaha in racing without technical concessions next season - when Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone will again spearhead their challenge - due to the number of podiums attained since the start of last year.

Referring to speculation that former champion and new test rider Casey Stoner may do some wild-card races next season, Domenicali insisted it was 'not in our plans' - an unsurprising response, given the Australian is yet to even try the bike.

No Ducati rider has won since Stoner departed for Honda at the end of 2010.

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December 21, 2015 3:27 PM
Last Edited 23 hours ago

WHY does a factory need any type of head start? I ask you please tell me where, in any other international, "top flight" sport, whether motorsport or not, that a competitor get's a "head start"? that's for children in playgrounds, not megacorps spending millions.
I think you'll find that the the fuel reductions were driven by one manufacturer in particular, to test their R&D for road vehicles. It certainly wasn't for racing, and the resulting R&D was of no benefit to boutique manufacturers such as Ducati. No-one buys a Ducati in order to get better fuel economy. Yamaha didn't oppose it, although they took longer to get their software dialed. Ducati didn't invent the concessions, or ask for them. They simply made a business decision according to the rules of the day. D'ya think they should be penalised for that?

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