|02-08-2013, 09:18 AM||#11|
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Oak Park, Illinoisistan - the straight road state
On the subject of Duc and Audi, )I just can't resist) one thing that we know for sure is that Audi knows how to win. Even a cursory look at Audi's Le Mans efforts show the highest degree of professionalism and effort. I can't imagine:
1. that they didn't know what they were getting when they took over the Ducati racing effort. These are smart and serious guys (and women) who aren't looking for a weekend at the races.
2. that they will be satisfied with a mid-pack result.
3. that they would commit to a 4 rider team just to employ some riders - not one of whom is German.
It seems to me that it's very early days - only one test in - and that there is a lot more to come. Ducati was the only "factory" team available (even Audi couldn't buy Yamaha), and buying a factory team brings a lot of expertise on MotoGP. That would be a lot easier than starting from scratch.
Maybe Audi feels that BMW needs a little competition in the 2-wheel arena.
My prediction - the four rings will be on the podium before the season ends.
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