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Ducati brings three-day test to a close

More 150 laps were completed on the third day of testing, with Preziosi claiming to have found some 'interesting solutions'.
Ducati is confident it has laid a satisfactory foundation from which Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden can build when they begin MotoGP testing in Malaysia next month.

The manufacturer was out on track in Jerez for a three day test this week, with Franco Battaini and Vittoriano Guareschi assuming rider duties aboard the new GP11.

Though the team is taking into account the different weather and track conditions that define Jerez and Sepang, Filippo Preziosi is confident Ducati has made a step-forward in readiness for Rossi's much anticipated 2011 debut.

“We were lucky because the weather conditions enabled us to test for all three days of the session. We identified two setup configurations that Vittoriano determined to be suitable in terms of front-end feel and turn-in.

“With Franco, we found some interesting solutions for both anti-wheelie control and traction control. We're all satisfied with the work carried out, even though we're aware that we're dealing with technical solutions that were tried on a different track and in different conditions compared to those of Sepang.

“Only when Valentino and Nicky have had their turn to try and evaluate those solutions will we be able to have a more certain confirmation and to understand if we've taken a step forward—and if so, how big of a step.”

Between them, Battaini and Guareschi managed another 151 laps on day three of the test.



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Sean13 - Unregistered

January 20, 2011 10:49 AM

That's great, pity they couldn't be bothered to put in as much effort to fix the clearly evident front end problems last season, we might have had a much closer fight for the title. Must make Hayden and Stoner (and every other ducati rider) feel so good to know that their comments on the poor front end feel over a whole season is finally being addressed - just in time for the golden child! Anyway, hope they have fixed the problems, a multi rider championship battle would be fantastic this year!

Out of the first 26 stories on the opening page 16 are about Rossi and Ducati. The only other riders that are close are Lorenzo and Elias with 1 story each. What sort of site is this????? Is it always a shrine to Rossi????? There is other riders that make up Motogp CRASH.....you may not have noticed a starting grid. Please spare us anymore garbage about his shoulder and equal out your coverage before we all die of boredom.



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