Hanuman wrote:It seems a vanity exercise for Piech. VAG have billions to splash about (for now).
Volkswagen group turnover about €160,000,000,000.
Ducati turnover about €500,000,000
Ducati now makes up ~0.3% of VAG. Anyone suggesting this is a strategic acquisition, or attempting to break into new markets, or anything like that is, IMO, utterly wrong.
This is probably a good thing for the MotoGP effort, as they will either a) leave things as they are, or b) decide it looks like good fun and throw some cash at it. Canning race teams is what happens when manufacturers get bought by someone who actually wants to see some return on their investment.