7 months Ducati in MotoGP clear after appeal rejected Manilatimes |Sports
PARIS: The MotoGP appeal court on Wednesday cleared Ducati to continue using a “swingarm device” they employed during the Qatar MotoGP. An appeal was lodged by several MotoGP teams against Ducati after the team’s rider Andrea Dovizioso of Italy held off a desperate challenge from world champion Marc Marquez to win the season-opening race for the second year running on Sunday. A stewards panel dismissed protests by Marquez’s Honda team, as well as Aprilia, KTM and Suzuki over a clamp attached to the rear wheel of the Ducati bikes and affixed to the swingarm. A subsequent appeal by the teams ... more