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Ducati talks GP10.

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.

For more on big bang, and why it is used in MotoGP, read this 2008 interview with Yamaha boss Masao Furusawa (CLICK HERE).

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.

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gomez - Unregistered

January 14, 2010 12:14 PM

oh dear Dray's having another anti Stoner/Ducati rant. A bit of jealousy there me thinks. Dont worry dray, I'm sure one day you'll have success in something you aspire to do, then you wont be so bitter about others who are successful competitors in an elite sport.


January 14, 2010 8:58 AM

Glad to see have edited the 'stoner big bang' story from yesterday when it claimed the 2010 Ducati will have more power..It won't, and it may be we see a change in the usual status quo through the speed trap. If they find what they are looking for, a reduction in the combustion to inertial torque ratio, plus get the best intake/exhaust harmonics possible, the bike will have a better 'rear wheel connection' be easier to ride and probably faster around the track. Everyones talking about Spies being the 5th alien, Stoner big upped Nickys chances at the launch yesterday and I reckon he could be right..

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