MotoGP » Valencia MotoGP test times - Wednesday 5pm

Valencia MotoGP test times as of 5pm on Wednesday, at the end of the second and final day.

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ironhorse - Unregistered

November 09, 2011 6:29 PM

bip bip run The bright side for rossi and ducati is they now have the capacity of chassey adjustment akin to there japanease rivals .they wont require engine redesign to facillitate chassey adjustment and the engine load will no longer be inaugeral to the performance of the frame ,only offset relative to it. they however have a mountain of development work to get through . which is why they are at pains to stress its only a "test bed frame" .. luckily, they do have a concept there crew have a very good track record with ,but that said ,the fact that the engines a 90deg 4 means theyre starting from ground zero with geometry and weight distrebution and have the proverbial mountain to clime , cant see them being anywhere near before start of season but at least theyve started off on the right foot..

dre - Unregistered

November 09, 2011 6:34 PM

guys please check all the testing from rossie in previous years only 1 season on top

rest alwys there in the first race only not this year i believe he was there in the second year so lets wait en see whats happening..


November 09, 2011 6:39 PM


Strange how that worked out, huh?

So now at the end of the year the GP12/GP11.1 concepted is ditched and now they are testing a bike that they have said is just a lab bike and won't be the race bike so it will be ditched at the turn of the year. So while Honda and Yamaha will be fine tuning bikes in the beginning of 2012 they have been developing and testing since early 2011, Ducati will just then be rolling out it's race bike. Don't be surprised if Honda and Yamaha are even further up the road than here.

Uijui - Unregistered

November 09, 2011 6:39 PM

Because Alvaro will be new Vale! If he gets factory Honda, everything is possible. He has even learnt to wheelie now :) remember brno 2009 flip after race :)


November 09, 2011 7:22 PM

If Ducati sticks with the alu beam frame (Yamaha Deltabox concept), they will surely redesign the engine as well, because it doesnt have to be as strong anymore and must be made lighter where it counts. Don't be surprised if Ducati breaks with the L-layout tradition as well. Very soon they can't be any further away from their road bikes.

The sausage dandy - Unregistered

November 09, 2011 7:57 PM

reckon your not far off sasha but just how many road bikes do ducati have that are L four with a carbon stress member.. non as yet, the dna thing is a myth you only have dna when you're winning when your losing it's best forgotten about..


November 09, 2011 10:45 PM

CMIIW, but I think, Ducati is the only manufacturer with a major chassis redesign. I wouldn't be so surprised if they are not familiar with how it behaves yet, especially with the tight test rules.

So, while other teams are fine tuning their bikes, Ducati is still testing the frame. They might have bigger changes in chassis design/geometry for the next test compared to other teams, who have years of experience on twinspar.

But IMHO, this is a huge step forward in the setup department, with the more predictable responses and feedback to the small setup changes, compared to the inconsistent feedback given by the stressed member chassis bike.

Regarding engine. We would not be able to compare engines when the chassis is not working optimally.

Hope the new test rules would give enough time for Ducati to find the magic formula they've been looking for, and they can become competitive again. (I wouldn't be so surprised if people say the new rules will benefit Rossi or Ducati the most. But

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