Archive - Oct 19, 2007
That Ducati took the entire paddock by surprise with the horsepower of the GP7 was obvious from the opening race of the season. Since then, Ducati's competitors have been scrambling to find more power from their own engines, in an attempt to keep up. Perhaps the worst affected were pre-season favorites Honda, who were widely expected to sweep the 2007 championship, under the new rules.
Confusion reigns about the future of Fiat Yamaha. Valentino Rossi's move to Bridgestone tires for 2008 is either a dead certainty, according to the usually well-informed Toby Moody over at Autosport.com, or unlikely to happen, if you believe the reports of what Rossi told an Italian TV crew, as carried by the Spanish daily AS.com.
The world of MotoGP is to be kept in suspense for a little while longer. A decision on Carmelo Ezpeleta's divisive and extremely controversial proposal to switch the MotoGP series to a single tire has been put on hold for a little longer.
With the news yesterday that Fausto Gresini was talking to Max Biaggi about riding in MotoGP, after the Roman Emperor had failed to agree terms with the Alstare Suzuki World Superbike team, the only question was whether Honda would be gracious, or perhaps desperate enough to allow Biaggi to race a Honda again.