Ducati saw four of its six riders not being able to complete the race at Indianapolis while all six Hondas, the four Yamahas and the lone Suzuki went on to complete the race. This must be agonizing for the team that has seen its fortunes hit the rock bottom after Casey Stoner has left the team at the end of last year. Vittoriano Guareschi who is the team manager of Marlboro Ducati team and also the test rider says that urgent action is now required to pull something back for this season. It goes without saying that this season can be considered a write off but what must be a source of tremendous worry is the fact that Ducati are ill prepared for next year as well since the GP11.1 machines being ridden by Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden are actually next year’s machines with the engine destroked to make it 800cc. Ducati find themselves in the unenviable position of having to do something radical to get to the front end of the field again for the remainder of the season and for next year. Valentino Rossi who was in a flattering fourth position in the championship has now been demoted to sixth with Dani Pedrosa reaching the fourth position and Ben Spies fifth. Both riders had falls in previous races and Pedrosa actually missed a few races. Marco Simoncelli could also overhaul Rossi quite easily if he finishes races in decent positions.