“Factory 2” gives Ducati what it needs while preserving the compromises that keep the three factories in the series.
Big MotoGP news of the moment is Dorna’s creation of a new “Factory 2” category as a direct response to Ducati’s decision to switch from Factory (open software, 20 liters of fuel, five engines, engine design frozen) to Open (spec ECU and software, 24 liters of fuel, 12 engines, no design freeze, special soft rear tire).
Under the new rule, as soon as an Open team achieves one of the following:
1. A win in dry conditions
2. Two second-place finishes
3. Three third-place finishes
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