MotoGP Gossip: Ducati, Honda team bosses spark controversy

The summer break hasn’t stopped the latest MotoGP controversy triggered by exchanges between Ducati sporting director Paolo Ciabatti and Repsol Honda team manager Alberto Puig.
MotoGP Gossip: Ducati, Honda team bosses spark controversy

The latest round-up of MotoGP gossip over the summer break.

- After Ducati boss Paolo Ciabatti put Honda’s MotoGP success down to Marc Marquez, Alberto Puig has hit back saying Ducati have not won enough for how much it has invested in the sport. (Marca)

- Ciabatti has duly responded by saying the Honda chief has misinterpreted his comments to create controversy on purpose. (AS)

- Johann Zarco is placing his hopes on test rider Dani Pedrosa to help turnaround his KTM fortunes after a tough start to his first year with the Austrian brand. Pedrosa is in testing action during the summer break. (Speedweek)

- Pedrosa is also starring in DAZN’s documentary in the Dinner of Champions alongside Alex Criville, Emilio Alzamora, Sito Pons and Carlos Checa. The former world champions discuss the ongoing MotoGP world championship covering Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo’s current struggles (Marca)

- MotoGP reveals a 3D render of the new Mandalika circuit in Lombok which will host the Indonesian Grand Prix from 2021 (