Originally Posted by auguzt
... I wonder why nobody complained at the time on Hernandez's bike when technically it was (and is) the same as the Ducatis that now everyone is complaining about...
Cause it was the satellite team. It seems a little different when by Ducati's switch to Open, MotoGP was left in effect with only two factories.
And it would be bad for business if the aliens lost the championship because so much of an advantage was given to the Open class. I hear some talk that Dorna left the door open for Ducati to do what they did in order to speed up the move to control ECUs, but given the unhappiness with 2007's lopsided tire performance, I'm skeptical Dorna would want to go there again for any reason.