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'Engine development crucial' for Ducati, says Crutchlow

Crutchlow believes his team have made the right choice By MotoGP desk Ducati's Cal Crutchlow has backed his bosses' decision to switch from the Factory to Open class in MotoGP and says it is vital for the team to be able to carry out engine development work. The Briton believes that if his team...

Published on March 11 2014, 13:40
Source: www.bikesportnews.com
 

Ducati announced its MotoGP team will compete under the new "Open" class instead of the "Factory" class the other major manufacturers are adopting. Ducati declared its decision on the Feb. 28 deadline for teams to declare which of the two different class regulations they will use for the 2014... 

Ducati Corse MotoGP boss Gigi Dall'Igna has said the first step for his team into 2015 will be a new engine that should debut at the post-season Valencia test, although it will not be a radical departure. But Dall'Igna has said some small improvements will be brought in before then including... 

Ducati will only start to design and build a new MotoGP bike after race chief Gigi Dall'Igna fully understands the existing pros and cons of the current Desmosedici GP14. The Frank Zappa-alike says he has only built one new bike from the ground up in his career (the Aprilia RSV4) but will... 

Three days of MotoGP testing at Sepang ended earlier today with Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) posting the fastest lap, together with Dani Pedrosa (Honda) – yes they were tied for fastest lap down to 1/1000th of a second. The bigger news was the announcement by Ducati that it would not run factory... 

Ducati Corse to keep developing their bikes during the championship to improve competitiveness. Ducati Team has announced today that they will compete in the 2014 MotoGP Championship, taking advantage of the Open option. The new MotoGP regulations, introduced this year, give each manufacturer... 

Ciabatti (second left) says the engine and frame will change By MotoGP desk Ducati MotoGP boss Paolo Ciabatti has given some clues as to what he expects will change to the Desmosedici that Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso will campaign next year and also said some large improvements will come... 

Britain's Cal Crutchlow is not expecting any huge development leaps with the works Ducati MotoGP bike this season and has said will not change his riding style to suit this year's Desmosedici. The Isle of Man resident reckons that if he adjusts the way he rides this season, and the bike changes...