Be Wiser Du­cati hit back at claims

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Be Wiser’s team co-or­di­na­tor, Stu­art Bland was quick to hit back at Mark Smith-halvorsen’s com­ments, say­ing that the pack­age they buy from Du­cati isn’t ex­clu­sive and is avail­able to any­one else on the grid.

“We’ve bought a bike from Du­cati that any­one can buy, any­one can go to Bologna and buy a Pani­gale RS with all the WSB elec­tron­ics on it,” he said. “We took all of those elec­tron­ics off and put the BSB Motec sys­tem on, which we de­vel­oped our­selves not with Du­cati and our bike is com­pletely within the rules. The Mo­torapido team have ac­cess to all the same equip­ment and ad­vice as us.”

Bland also touched on the Gb­moto team’s re­la­tion­ship with Kawasaki, which saw the squad named as the of­fi­cial factory-sup­ported BSB team in 2015.

He said: “They’ve been test­ing with the KRT World Su­per­bike team twice and they’ve got factory Showa sus­pen­sion. Is this not the same?”

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