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Preziosi 'positive' after GP12 test

Filippo Preziosi is hoping Valentino Rossi's technical input on the Ducati GP12 at this early stage will give them a headstart in 2012.
Ducati technical director Filippo Preziosi has reiterated Valentino Rossi's views that development of the new Ducati GP12 is progressing well following a fruitful third day of testing with the bike at Mugello.

Rossi took to the Italian circuit to evaluate updates brought to the machine since he and team-mate Nicky Hayden last rode the machine at Jerez last month.

With Rossi completing 60 laps of trouble-free mileage, Preziosi was happy to be getting more of Rossi's reputed technical input ahead of what will be considered a crucial season for the Italian manufacturer.

“We completed our second day of testing the GP12 with Vale,” he said. “I must say it's a strange sensation, but also a really nice one, to be here at Mugello with Valentino, on a track where we've been rivals so many times in the past. We worked on the electronics and various other updates to next season's bike, some of which were made following the requests that Vale and Nicky had given us during their first outing with the bike about a month ago at Jerez.

“It was a useful and positive test that will enable us to continue with the development of the GP12, which has some new details coming soon. Working with Valentino is always very nice from a technical perspective, and we were lucky with the weather, as we had perfect conditions.

“Vale also really appreciated the new asphalt: we have to compliment the folks at Mugello, because they really did a great job.”

The next round of the MotoGP World Championship takes place at the Circuit de Catalunya in just over a week's time.



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SteveNG - Unregistered

May 27, 2011 3:33 PM

"HRC know he can ride, I want to know if he can actually develop." I've heard multiple comments from people in the know (including Ramon Forcada ... Lorenzo's chief mechanic) saying that Casey is very strong technically. Not just in explaining the problematic behaviour of the bike, but in diagnosing the fault. I don't think he's going to lose sleep waiting for the ill-informed judgement from Internet "experts".



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