Ducati will maintain its contentious appendage ought to really be allowed to remain on its bicycles before the FIM Court of Appeals on Friday.
But despite being one of the driving forces behind the very first protest against Ducati at Qatar, Rivola believes that the appeals court should not seek to overturn Dovizioso’s victory.
“There has to be no retroactive [shift to this ] result, Dovizioso needs to keep his Qatar victory and by the Argentine GP the Ducati has to run without this specific device on its bike,” Rivola informed Motosprint.
“Spare the triumph, then start to explore a new rule with this particular topic”
Central to Ducati’s case may be the fact that MotoGP technical manager Danny Aldridge gave permission to the Italian manufacturer touse the winglet at Qatar with the aim of warming the rear tyre.
Ducati general director Gigi Dall’Igna cautioned that a lack of respect for the rulings handed down by Aldridge could set a dangerous precedent.
“Having questioned the Federation’s Technical Director, who’s the only one by law who are able to pick whether something installed in the bike is not, there’s the probability of becoming like a west town where the juvenile has also been murdered,” Dall’Igna informed MotoGP.com.
This suggests a complete skepticism of the Federation.”
But, Rivola believes Aldridge is at fault for failing to question Ducati’s excuse with the intention of the winglet.
“I guess he [Aldridge] gave his approval dependent on the info that he needed, that is what Ducati gave him” added Rivola. “But he didn’t check well, he trusted their explanation.
“If he is acting in good faith, he should currently explain that he has misunderstood this particular solution, and therefore that the rule has to be re done.
“The technical manager collects extra info, then brings a brand new technical record, and also a new rule is included. And we would all be more happy.”