Australian rider Damian Cudlin is having an unbelievable spell on good luck that is directly proportional to the bad luck of some Ducati riders.  Last time out at Motegi, Cudlin rode Loris Capirossi’s Pramac Ducati since the latter was unavailable due to injury.  Hector Barbera who suffered a fall and injury to his hand has had to go under the surgeon’s knife and therefore has become unavailable for the Philip Island race that is coming up this weekend.  Damian Cudlin will now sub for Hector Barbera on the Mappfre Aspar Ducati during the race weekend.