MotoGP » Checa to test GP12 for Ducati?

The Spaniard would be the ideal solution for Ducati in its efforts to maintain a consistent development curve on the GP12.

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S Low Rider - Unregistered

October 05, 2011 5:01 PM

Of course Ducati needs to draft Checa in to test the GP12! After all, they need someone who can push the bike to its limits and maybe a bit beyond to find out what it is capable of.

Then again, maybe Checa is there to help detune the GP12... After all, Ducati doesn't want it to be so fast it runs into the back of other bikes like the GP11 did at Motegi!


October 05, 2011 5:20 PM

What does Forcada say about traction control...reducing it adds to the spectakle but increasing it..not all the time as with Mugello...decreases tyre wear.

Which one is the preferrable option for us?

And which one is the teams and riders preferred option? Depends on who you ask the heavy riders and you get decrease or ask the lighter riders and you get the ask the fans and you probably will get a mix. There has to be more Playstation fans now in motoGP.

Traction control is unfair. It favours the small riders. And lets face it motoGP is not required to make something happen on the street. Necessity and insurance companies do that.

TestingRules - Unregistered

October 05, 2011 5:57 PM

Ducati didn't intentionally waste 5 days. They started testing for a couple days, and then the 2012 testing rules came out after that. For how much Ducati is known for whinning, they didn't say anything about that. I guess they had plans to break the frowned upon rules like bringing 2012 chassis to 2011 way back then.

ja - Unregistered

October 05, 2011 5:58 PM

not totally clued up on the rules but here is a qestion to all , first team riders are not permitted to test 800cc bikes in season and are only allocated 8 outings on next seasons spec engine bike am i right ? therefore could ducati or even the other teams build a 850cc or 900cc engine and send them out on tests to develop frames gearboxes etc etc.....???


October 05, 2011 6:01 PM

Traction control is for those riders were not fast to be fast and if your going to take out the TC oh boy you will see casey stoner far away in the front because he used less TC. Thats the advantage of having the dirt biking experience like him. I prefer troy bayliss nad nicky hayden to test the gp 12. Good luck ducati!

Marc - Unregistered

October 05, 2011 6:05 PM

Ducati should have Checa and Troy Bayliss test the GP12 in combination with the input from Rossi and Hayden should help. Not to go off topic too much but wouldn't it be great to see Bayliss back in WSB.

Marc - Unregistered

October 05, 2011 6:10 PM

Agree with SwissJudge, the less TC the better. I'd also go for a weight penalty as well because lighter riders have an advantage. Yes, the lighter weight riders generally have less strength but the added power gives them an advantage a heavier rider can't compensate for.

Marc - Unregistered

October 05, 2011 6:17 PM

pcmac the problem is that not all riders can adapt to TC especially if they were brought up using their wrist and brain as their TC. Maybe I'm a tradionalist but I agree in leaving it up to rider skill and ability not on who can take advantage of the latest technology. But I understand it's hard to turn away totally from technology so a compromise of a standard set of TC and the like can be done to even out the playing field.


October 05, 2011 6:18 PM


Agree with you mate. Thats the advantage of having the TC and helping the rider to be fast but like u said not every rider using too much TC and stoner used less TC. I don't see why i got the disagree? hhhmmm. Thanks anyway! cheers

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