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October 11, 2014 3:22 PM
Last Edited 188 days ago

MotoGP » Dovizioso savours ‘special’ Ducati pole The Open benefits are technically available for any Factory manufacturer which did not win in 2013 (only Ducati) plus any new manufacturers, meaning Suzuki and Aprilia in 2015. But in order to get the agreement of Honda and Yamaha, some performance limits were put in place.
I think the writer of the article maybe should check who they actually had to get the agreement of and why the rules were changed to Ducati enter under Factory 2. Honda and Yamaha or even Ducati can enter under the pure open class so long as they use the open base software. Honda and Yamaha cannot hand over their software and get factory 2 as they won in 2013. The rules are set by the Grandprix Commission which comprises of the FIM, IRTA, Dorna and the MSMA, the FIM issue the rules. They will all be Factory 2 in 2016.


October 11, 2014 5:13 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso savours ‘special’ Ducati pole

A new/open entrant bike can have 12 different engines if they want, the development freeze from the first race is only on the factory class. You can have 18 different chassis throughout the year if you want thus putting more emphasis on chassis development than engine. As an open/new team you can test as much as you want within the tyre limitation of 120 per rider per season, the only emphasis is its not within 15 days of a race at a circuit.


October 11, 2014 4:15 PM
Last Edited 188 days ago

MotoGP » Dovizioso savours ‘special’ Ducati pole

Vilas46: RSMick I think is not like that Mick... In 2016 they will be like open class this year,
In 2016 any team or manufacturer who thinks they have made an improvement to the Marelli base software will be allowed to use it as long as they upload it to an FIM closed web site for approval, then all can use it.
Truefan: The rules restricting changes during the season were introduced to make it much harder for new entrants to compete
Its the other way round if you enter under Factory 2 as Aprilia will do, means you can develop your bike as you race, no better way. You missed an important part out of your sentence in the 2nd post: "The other OPEN teams saw how complex it was and realised they didn't have the capacity to take advantage of it."


October 11, 2014 12:44 PM
Last Edited 189 days ago

MotoGP » Dovizioso takes Ducati's first pole since 2010

NineTimes: @ RSMick Where? is was around half a bn last time i checked compared to Ducati's mere 30m. and YES, HRC has all the rules in their favour, now do you have anything contradicting that? Tyres? constant bullying? last minute rule change?? want more?
Where is this figure from? How does the tyres favour them and what last minute rule change?

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