MotoGP » 2012 Ducati MotoGP bike set for track debut

Carlos Checa and Franco Battaini to test the new Ducati Desmosedici GP12 at Jerez.

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January 17, 2012 5:39 AM

seeing they are tied with two bikes (90% new one and twin spar old one from valencia) its obvious now why no bike was displayed at wrooooooom.
it also opens a door to insight that the 90% new bike dosn't have a twin spar.
will be very interesting to watch these boys play out 2012.
with the testing rules now relaxed , why bring in checa to test and supply the feedback is beyond me , i thought they were happy with vales feedback?

tl1000sboy - Unregistered

January 17, 2012 6:02 AM

Dacron the test is to evaluate the longevity of the bike , i.e its brand new it has to be proved to be reliable first so checa is getting some miles in on it as it appears to have a new motor, Then battaini is getting the base settings ready for rossi to start fine tuning , If theres problems which there usually is they can then get it sorted before the end of month test so it doesnt hold rossi and hayden up,

test - Unregistered

January 17, 2012 6:13 AM

NEW bike is twinspar with a V config instead of the L, the reporters are getting it wrong its not the same bike as the last public test.

the factory riders havent tried the new frame, the ones the media are going on about is the carbon one which was replaced with alloy, same as rossi raced with last season.

the new bike actually has a cradle like the japanese ones.


January 17, 2012 6:42 AM

the fact that they have the twin spar from last year still around should be enough to worry ducati fans... if a 90% new bike isnt faster or obviously better than what they had then it will be another horrid season im afraid

MotoGP_fan - Unregistered

January 17, 2012 6:44 AM

I hope this bike works!
Stoner is faster than Rossi for sure but give the guy a competitive bike and let him use his superior racecraft and we have a hell of a season on our hands.

TroyBoy - Unregistered

January 17, 2012 6:52 AM

I know Troy Bayliss is still involved with Ducati, so Im surprised they didnt give him a chance to get it sorted out at the private test. Maybe his leathers dont fit any longer, but he was one of only a very select trio of riders ever to really tame the Ducati beast.

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