Originally Posted by auguzt
Although that sex change hasn't been really last-minute. It was in the air since the "Open" regulations came out...
The switch from CRT to Open was announced October 2013. January 2014 Ducati was still denying they had any plans to switch the factory team to Open. I realize that as time passed people started suggesting Ducati moving to Open as a desperation move, but early on no one considered it.