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Jack Mordino

February 27, 2014 10:32 AM

MotoGP » Sepang II MotoGP test times - Thursday (Final)

These are some very interesting results indeed. An Open Class machine sitting sweetly on the second slot, really close to the leader and Dovizioso on a Ducati being several places above... Lorezno. Unimaginable things, one would say. As a side note, I don't buy the conspiracy theory that Dorna decide the champion for a minute. They alter things, yes, and steer the sport wherever they want but not to the extent that they decide which rider in particular is going to win. Alas...

Jack Mordino

February 07, 2014 10:34 AM

MotoGP » Dall’Igna talks Ducati Factory/Open dilemma

I think that on technical terms, the Open Class for Ducati is a no-brainer. What makes it a real dilemma is something that I suspect Ducati are very sensitive about: To revert to the "secondary" category of the series, pertains to a considerable "loss of image". It can very well be seen as weakness, as admitting an inability to fight with the "strong guys" on the same terms. And for Ducati, a brand that sells image together with performance and has a certain mentality, it is difficult to swallow this and do the obvious thing. And not only that, but concerning the possible results it is also a difficult situation: If -by going Open- they fail to make progress everyone will say: "The poor bas***s, they didn't make it even by reverting to the Open Class". If they achieve any success however, it will be all "Yeah right, 4 litres more fuel, more engines and better tyres, what did you expect"? No credit to them nomatter what. I really wouldn't like to be in Dall'Igna's position right now

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