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I think Herewego's analysis and condemnation of Ducati and its position is over-simplified and comes across as rather harsh.
The thing is, I don't think that Ducati have much chance realistically of competing either. As I've said many times, with the way the rules are laid out, and the way the testing restrictions limit improvement mean that unless you ALREADY HAVE all the answers, then no amount of budget or CAD design testing is likely to make it possible to bridge the gap. This is also why no other Mfr wants to touch MotoGP with a bargepole.
Unless there is drastic changes to the rules and technical regulations that introduce affordable and sensible technical specs that truly level the playing field (which has to mean a rev limit that eliminates the need for pneumatic valves etc. and a fixed electronics map IMO) then I too think Ducati will pull out in a couple o