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Ducati’s winning secret

going to be a weird weekend for Cal He will be contesting the Indianapolis GP for Yamaha but I suspect that at his daily media debriefs only be interested in asking him about the bike he’ll be next year.

If this was 1, his team PR would probably each debrief with the “Please, ladies and gentleman, appreciate it if you only asked relating to Cal’s performance on this weekend. Thank you for understanding…”

Or maybe MotoGP has stooped to these levels and will be told to do just at Indy. I hope not. always likes to speak his and it will be a sad day if he does get muzzled.

In fact I’d like to see anyone try to put a in his mouth because, like top racers, he doesn’t respond well to being told to do.

There’s been a lot of talk the last week or so suggesting Crutchlow is doing the wrong by going to Ducati because doing it for the money. Well, of that’s got to be a major factor in his How could it not be? Back in the summer of I asked Kevin Schwantz was most important to him: the world title or earning big

He chose the money (and he went and won the title the next anyway).

If this attitude seems consider these wise from three-time 500 World King Kenny Roberts: cents and a World Championship buy you a cup of coffee”.

Racers have careers and face even times during which can earn some serious times that are sometimes shorter still by horrible So if you were a racer and someone you more than ten times you were earning from current employers that had shown complete disinterest in you on their bikes, would you turn them down? Of you wouldn’t.

Rumours suggest Crutchlow will earn £2.5 and £3 million for each of his two-year deal, though figures are almost certainly guesstimations by journalists and other folk. Ducati are paying him a lot of because he’s a talented and rider and because their has such a diabolical reputation no one will ride it for less a big bag of gold (for all kinds of not least because his medical premiums will surely go the roof).

And what chance of podiums, or a shot at the title in 2014 and At the start of this season – the of Ducati’s post-Rossi era – factory told us that 2013 is a mission and that the real in machinery will come for Therefore Crutchlow must some hope that the will be a substantial improvement the GP13 which suffers exactly the same problems as the GP8, GP9, GP10, and GP12: crazy understeer and pump on corner exits.

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And this is in spite of several new and this year a new engine, is more compact than year’s because it’s no big and stiff like the old engine to be an integral part of the chassis. Bit by bit the is turning into a Honda or a which might just be a of the control-tyre regulations which require all bikes to be the same to with the same tyre. One by one the trademarks disappear – the monocoque and the stressed-member engine – but still the behaviour persists.

Hopefully, just maybe, the penny drop one day and Ducati will the corner, both literally and But so far it’s a mystery how they failed to turn the bike

In fact Ducati already exactly what is required to get winning again.

“I don’t the behaviour of the Bridgestones,” says Gobmeier, Ducati’s new MotoGP “Getting rid of the control-tyre regulation certainly help us because the tyre is totally different to the we had in 2007 when Casey was Bridgestone chose the safest but unfortunately not one the one that works with our bike. We’ve many years trying to our bike to this tyre and not been so successful.”

Of course, is unlikely to return to open-tyre so Ducati have got to crack the of the Bridgestones, just like else. Let’s hope for sake that they do that, and very soon.

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