Hayden, as well as satellite riders Mika Kallio, Aleix Espargaro and Hector Barbera, will be hoping that the big bang move can help them replicate Stoner's form - the Australian having won 20 MotoGP races since 2007, compared with just one victory by the other Ducati riders.
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Despite the significant engine changes, the Desmosedici chassis has not been neglected, with considerable changes made to the rear part of the bike. Ducati riders switched between metal and carbon fibre swingarms during 2009, but the 2010 swingarm on show was of carbon fibre.
“Another part of the work was dedicated to the chassis. In the pursuit of ease of use, we've worked to eliminate the bike's squatting, which is why the entire rear portion of the bike was redesigned,” said Domenicali.
“This bike has a rear structure that carries the rider - which we call the seat support - and that also supports the swingarm. That part was redesigned to have six mounting points instead of four; this makes the bike more rigid in a way and it guarantees better rideability and improved rigidity.
“With respect to the bike we introduced last year, this bike is also aesthetically different because of the redesigned fairing but we already saw that at Estoril,” he added of the aerodynamics.