Paulo Ciabatti, Ducati's Sport Director, has discussed the possibility of offering new MotoGP contracts to Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo, claiming the negotiations will be ‘complicated’. Ciabatti said “Obviously we would like to re-sign both, but the budget is not infinite and we cannot send it all in one direction. We are obviously aware that Dovizioso expects an offer in line with his latest results… we will be speaking with Andrea soon." - GP One

KTM CEO, Stefan Pierer, would not be interested in making an offer for Marc Marquez due to costs and the affects it would have on the team’s junior program. The Austrian said “such an obligation would be counterproductive to our junior program, which we have built so carefully… I do not want to spend so much money on a rider like Marquez and thereby block our MotoGP seats for our own offspring." - Speed Week

Valentino Rossi’s Crew Chief, Silvano Galbusera, believes the team “need to work on the electronics” after a season he summed up as ’terrible’. Galbusera claimed “Ducati and Honda have grown and you can tell by listening to the sound of their bikes." - GP One

Rossi has reportedly won the legal battle surrounding his ‘Ranch’ after the Regional Administrative Tribunal of the Marche Region came to a positive conclusion. One complaint made by neighbours was in regards to the level of noise from the Italian’s dirt track, however, the court ruled in Rossi’s favour after it was determined that the volume levels were acceptable and lunch and night periods were not being disregarded. - Speed Week



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