Ducati ran winglets on the base of all three of its 2019-spec bicycles in the Qatar Grand Prix, and although its design had been apparently cleared for use by technical manager Danny Aldridge, it was protested by four rival manufacturers within the aftermath of this Losail race.
The case went to the FIM Court of Appeals, which held a hearing Friday and later announced that the device legal.
Honda was on the list of manufacturers protesting the appendage. But, Motorsport.com has learned that Honda has rushed through the same design following a decision, and has brought it to the next round of the 2019 championship at the Termas de Rio Hondo venue in Argentina.
The Japanese manufacturer’s engineers moved along to see Aldridge at the trail on Thursday, appearing to get the appendage qualified for track usage.
Marquez said: “I know Honda and for certain they have been attempting to innovate, they are trying to understand which is your big event specifically, and where you can improve that, and I’m confident that all the manufacturers are going to strive.
“But I think that it’s maybe not giving lots of tenths [of laptime], this spoiler. ”
“Honda is an organization that’s always thinking and developing new thoughts but in this moment we have been only wanting to think what’s most beneficial,” said Puig.
“Obviously we aren’t sleeping, but for today we’re like we have been. ”
Puig included that Honda didn’t trust your choice to allow the continued use of the Ducati aero apparatus, but that the Japanese manufacturer has already admitted the Court of Appeals’ judgment.
“We’re happy that we left the allure. Because we believed we thought, and we think, that it [that the winglet] was not from the rule book.
“But alternatively we accept that the prosecution decision, of course. And that’s it. ”
Jack Miller, Pramac Racing
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