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Curated by Vicki Smith for Ducati.net
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Yes I know it, I'm diluting view information on the New Ducati at Sepang, but it is not a choice for marketing information, but only because yesterday I found another novelty mounted on the GP14.
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Interesting. Makes sense. With two cylinders it might present too much braking...
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Tomorrow will be the third and final day of these first 2014 season tests. For the full photo Gallery click HERE
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Ducati's Cal Crutchlow was coy when quizzed on speculation the manufacturer was set to enter the MotoGP 'Open' class but admitted he could see 'positives' in making the change.
Crutchlow was speaking on the first day of the official Sepang MotoGP test, where he tested both the GP13 and GP14 versions of the Desmosedici.
The British star jokingly dodged a question from reporters over the potential for a switch to the 'Open' rules this season, saying: “I know nothing about it. Is there an Open class?”
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Looking forward to a year of Full Throttle Cal Crutchlow both on the bike and maybe even more, in the press room...
Rain this morning in Sepang saw most of the track action taking place in the afternoon, with RepsolHonda rider Dani Pedrosa fastest of the day with a 2'00.562 lap.
With yesterday's fastest man Jorge Lorenzo concentrating on race simulations, no one was close to his pace of yesterday that saw him set a 2'00.282.
There were minor crashes from Nicky Hayden and Marc Marquez, who escaped unhurt despite three crashes.
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"Quite honestly to be as close as we were to the other guys on the same bike - I was really surprised" - Ben Spies.
New Pramac Ducati MotoGP rider Ben Spies elected to miss the final day of testing at Sepang, in order to rest his healing shoulder.
The Texan was injured at the same circuit in last October's Malaysian Grand Prix and later underwent surgery. The 2011 Factory Yamaha race winner had been absent from the track until Tuesday's opening day of 2013 testing...
Ignite Pramac Racing Team’s Ben Spies wanted everyone to know the reports of his retiring from the Sepang test were premature.
A report on an Italian website that was lifted by others suggested Spies might not finish his first three-day test on the Ducati Desmosedici GP13. Not the case, Spies said. His surgically repaired right shoulder was recovering at the expected pace, and sore from a day’s exertions at Sepang. But it was the possibility of tendinitis in his right forearm that had caused alarm. Spies left the track after completing his limited test program on Tuesday with his forearm in a compression stocking. The diagnosis of tendinitis was disputed by his physiotherapist, who put it down to hard braking.