Ducati to Race Under MotoGP’s Open Class News

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Ducati to Race Under Open Class

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Ducati announced its team will compete the new “ Open ” class instead of the “ ” class the other major are adopting. Ducati declared its on the Feb. 28 deadline for teams to which of the two different class they will use for the 2014

The decision was made on the final day of at Malaysia’s Sepang circuit. Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso and Cal testing their Desmosedicis in an class configuration. The results impressive, with Dovizioso third overall and Crutchlow Dovizioso’s fastest lap came in a of 2:00.067, just a fraction the leaders Valentino Rossi of and Dani Pedrosa of Honda who at a time of 1:59.999.

“For Ducati it is really to continue the development work on the and we certainly made some during this test, like the previous one,” Luigi Dall’Igna . general of Ducati Corse. “The gap us from our rivals is however a big one, so having the possibility to our engine during the season is for us. For this reason, we have the Open option, sharing the with our riders: Andrea and Cal a lot of confidence in all the Ducati Corse staff and they accepted our

without a moment’s hesitation.”

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New for the 2014 MotoGP season, the class limits teams to a standardized ECU programming, but are allowed freedom to develop their Factory teams may use their own ECU software, but are limited to 20 l (5.3 of fuel compared to 24 l (6.3 per race.

Open riders are allowed a softer rear than the Factory riders. did not use the softer tire at Sepang, and the grip could have enough to push him to the top of the time

Factory teams are also to just five engines per through the season while riders are allotted 12. The big advantage swayed Ducati’s decision is a on engine development for Factory Ducati has a lot of work to do before it can up with Honda and Yamaha and the to continue developing its engines the season was too good to pass up.

“We have carefully studied the new regulations and have concluded the Open option is the most for Ducati, in the current situation,” Dall’Igna. “This year we to keep developing our bikes the season to improve our competitiveness, and the option appears to be too restrictive for our are confident that the electronics provided by Magneti Marelli and has very good quality and allow the correct management of all the functions of the bikes.”

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