Ducati’s Weaknesses – Ducati celebrates its second victory in MotoGP at Sepang this year. Now, it’s official. In 2017, Ducati wants to fight with Lorenzo and Dovizioso for the MotoGP Title. The Italian rider was born again in Malaysia, after a long sleep. While former MotoGP world champion will have to forget this disappointing season. The latest in Yamaha after many years.
Ducati’s weaknesses, Can you see them again?
In 2015, Ducati missed the goal. No rider won a GP. However, in the 2016 MotoGP season, Ducati already has two victories, Andrea Iannone in Spielberg and Andrea Dovizioso in Sepang. But Ducati has faced several setbacks and now it must take the next step.
Next year the three-time MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo will arrive at Borgo Panigale. So, the goal could be the 2017 MotoGP Title
In 2016, there are some problematic paths. In tracks with low grip as Jerez, Barcelona and Aragon, Ducati has problems. “We have mainly problems with that type of paths, where Michelin tires do not fit.” said Gigi Dall’Igna. “During the Jerez GP, we had spinning wheels in the straight. But due to the power of the Ducati’s engine, we had more problems than competitors. If the rear wheel spins on the straight line, it can be very dangerous. The rear tyres quickly destroyed. It wasn’t a bike’s problem, but a problem of tyres.” The low grip punishes the engine up.
What is the right balance for the future?
If Ducati wants to win the Title, it has to be competitive worldwide. Honda and Yamaha often a good balance. The power is never a problem, but finding the right balance is a problem. Power can never be enough. “We have a big problem with traction. Cornering speed is possible now our biggest problem. We focus on it to help us improve in this area.” concluded Dall’Igna. The Team Manager of Italian brand must solve the Ducati’s Weaknesses, if he wants to win the Title again.