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March 06, 2014 1:38 PM

MotoGP » Ducati software heading to Open ECU?

Essentially the only loser in all this is Honda. If Ducati, Yamaha and perhaps Suzuki are all contributing to the 'open' software then that package is going to develop far faster and get much closer to the Honda factory software than would otherwise be the case. Pretty soon there will be no advantage to Honda to persist with their own software and suffer the fuel / development limitations so they will have the choice of going 'open' or pulling out altogether. Which is what Dorna wants all along.


March 07, 2014 3:37 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP Factory 2 triggered by Ducati 'advantage'

Whatever your view, Ducati (& Forward Yamaha) have acted entirely and 100% within the rules. Honda by their own admission a couple of weeks ago 'misinterpreted' the rules and are now fearful they will be caught out. So they apply pressure to get the rules 'ammended' to suit themselves and Dorna immediately obliges. Just the same as when Honda wanted Marquez to come straight into the works team and the one season in satellite rule was conveniently dropped. It didn't happen for Spies/Yamaha but it did for Marquez/Honda.


March 04, 2014 12:36 PM

MotoGP » Honda responds to Ducati’s Open decision

As usual Suppo is wide of the mark. Ducati's move to 'open' is actually exactly the aim of the new class. Dorna wants all bikes to ultimately be open class and is changing the rules to make the open class ever more attractive and competitive. Honda doesn't like it because they can no longer throw megabucks at it to gain a competitive advantage. Honda seems to think that 'factory' class should be the preserve of Honda and Yamaha with everyone else riding sub-standard machines (not least of which their own uncompetitive offering) just making up the numbers. I hope Ducati & Forward Racing give them a serious run for their money.


March 03, 2014 10:53 AM

MotoGP » Phillip Island MotoGP test times - Monday (Final)

No it isn't. In all the various reports in the last few weeks all the Ducati riders have stated that the factory software is superior to the 'open' software. In particular the wheelie control in the open software is set at a single setting whereas the factory software varies the level of control (and other aspects of the engine management) at different parts of the circuit. Ducati has gone open purely so they can continue to develop the engine / bike throughout the season rather than being 'fixed' to what they start the season with. This more than out-weighs the disadvantage of the open software from their perspective.

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