WSBK » Edwards: Ducati quit over regulations


Colin Edwards says Ducati's decision to withdraw from World Superbikes was motivated by the rule changes, rather than Valentino Rossi.

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LGC - Unregistered

December 07, 2010 10:30 AM

Ducati are really making a fool out them selves in this in this case. To have a bike with 1200cc was oke when all the other teams had 1000cc but losing from the yamaha team and the next year from the aprillia team isn't?. I think all the teams have the same rules to deal with and the others teams just have it sorted out better team the duc team so they go away like cry babies..

realist - Unregistered

December 07, 2010 11:13 AM

Ducati could win. Look at how great Checa did this year! As Rossi proved in his first year in Yamaha, the rider matters more than the bike. The ducati was in the ballpark, and their works riders let them down. Not the rules (and therefore bikes).

signups - Unregistered

December 07, 2010 11:35 AM

Its so frustrating listening to Ducati when they start to bemoan the rules. To begin with it was we want the rules changed so we can race a 1200 as we arent competitive. Ok mr Duke, we have changed them. Ah lovely, here you are Mr Bayliss. Ah thank you Mr Bayliss another world title, the rules are good and fair. Oh whats this Yamaha won the title, well ok I suppose, Ben Spies is an exceptional talent, the rules are ok I suppose. Whats this Aprilia now win one, humm these rules arent fair, we obviously are disadvantaged because we arent winning, so we would like a ban on all good rider unless they are on a Ducati, and a ban on all motorcycle engines that have more than 2 cylinders unless they are a Ducati. Come on Ducati, if u wanna keep up, learn, build a 4!!

Slo_Mo - Unregistered

December 07, 2010 11:41 AM

Ducati needed a stronger rider line up this year and they would fight for the championship. Haga is great but is not at his best enymore. They needed someone lyke Haslam or Rea or even Checa.

DBL

December 07, 2010 11:55 AM

If Ducati cared and used the alleged MotoGP underpinnings of the Aprilia as an example they should have said "OK, you won't let us have parity with the twin, we'll race the Desmosedici RR instead".

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