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Old 11-17-2010, 10:31 AM   #1
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:45 PM   #2
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That was the best statement I have heard in weeks from a roadracer.
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I'd say he's spot on! Still can figure out Ducatis decision to pull out of SBK though.
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I'd say he's spot on! Still can figure out Ducatis decision to pull out of SBK though.
They simply don't have the same cash as the Japanese do. It will be easier for them to have a company test rider that develops parts for teams that will buy the parts. Honestly, Remember the last two seasons of the 999? They didn't develop parts at all. I think the 1198 is in the same boat. The motor is pushing maximum hp based on the current set of rules. The only thing they can work on is the chasis. Why have a Corse team when the development cycle is near the end?
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They simply don't have the same cash as the Japanese do. It will be easier for them to have a company test rider that develops parts for teams that will buy the parts. Honestly, Remember the last two seasons of the 999? They didn't develop parts at all. I think the 1198 is in the same boat. The motor is pushing maximum hp based on the current set of rules. The only thing they can work on is the chasis. Why have a Corse team when the development cycle is near the end?
You make good points, Ace. Another factor revealed itself when talking to Duc reps: Ducati was the only OEM which had factory teams in both WSB and MotoGP. That's a drain on not only money, but also engineering resources.
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They should have dumped MotoGP and stuck with WSB. The closer the racer is to the product you sell, the better.
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