MotoGP Analysis: Ducati’s MotoGP Secret, In The March Issue

MotoGP Analysis: Ducati’s MotoGP Secret, In The March Issue

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        Nothing succeeds like excess and no one succeeds in MotoGP like Ducati: The most bikes, the most top riders, the most horsepower, the most engineers, the most data and so on. That’s why MotoGP is so deep in the Ducati era right now, like once it was in the Honda era and the MV Agusta era. 

        At MotoGP’s traditional first tests at Sepang, Malaysia, the fastest five bikes were all Ducati GP24s and GP23s and there was a total of seven Desmosedicis in the top 10. In other words, not much has changed since last season. 

     This year’s GP24 is a subtle development of the bike that won the 2022 and 2023 MotoGP riders titles and the 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 constructors crowns. Despite that remarkable run of success, Ducati has been super-careful this year because the GP22 and GP23 had Ducati engineers in a panic at the first races and tests…

            “Ducati’s MotoGP Secret: Nothing Succeeds Like Excess,” by MotoGP Editor Mat Oxley

 

The opening pre-season tests at Sepang suggest that the Bologna brand still rules MotoGP with an iron fist. So what are Aprilia, KTM, Honda, and Yamaha going to do about it? MotoGP Editor Mat Oxley looks at the plans of the rest of the field to catch the flying red (and blue and white, and yellow, and pale blue) Ducatis that dominate Grand Prix racing, in the latest issue of Roadracing World.

 

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