MotoGP »

Ducati to test 800cc on Monday

"On Monday we'll continue the development work on the GP11.1 with both Valentino and Nicky"
Ducati's 2012 MotoGP prototype will avoid a head-to-head comparison with rival 1000cc machines from Honda and Yamaha, after the factory announced that this year's 800cc bike will be used at Monday's official post-race test at Brno.

Ducati has already used five of the eight days of 1000cc testing allowed with MotoGP riders this year - compared with two days for Honda and none for Yamaha.

All the previous factory 1000cc tests have been held in private, but that will change on Monday in the Czech Republic with Honda and Yamaha both confirming that their factory MotoGP riders will try 2012 bikes.

However Ducati has decided that both Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden will 'dedicate that day to working on the 800'.

“The Test Team tried some electronics updates at Mugello, and we'll use them in the post-race test at Brno to continue improving the setup and reduce the gap to the lead group," said team manager Vittoriano Guareschi.

"Filippo [Preziosi] will be on hand Monday, and we'll continue the development work on the GP11.1 with both Valentino and Nicky.”

While Rossi will continue to ride the GP11.1 throughout the grand prix weekend, team-mate Hayden - who completed his first laps on the modified bike during Friday practice at the previous US GP - revealed that he is likely to use the original GP11.

"Obviously the test on Monday will be really important for us. I'll probably just ride the GP11 on the race weekend and then test the new bike on Monday," said the American.

Rossi and Hayden will start round eleven (of 18) holding fifth and seventh in the world championship, with one podium apiece so far this season.




Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Rossi, German MotoGP 2011
Rossi, Bagnaia, Dutch Moto3 Race 2014
Louis Rossi, Dutch Moto2 Race 2014
Louis Rossi, Dutch Moto2 Race 2014
Louis Rossi, Dutch Moto2 Race 2014
Louis Rossi, Dutch Moto2 Race 2014
Louis Rossi, Dutch Moto2 Race 2014
Louis Rossi, Dutch Moto2 Race 2014
Louis Rossi, Dutch Moto2 Race 2014
Louis Rossi, Dutch Moto2 Race 2014
Terol and Louis Rossi, Moto2, Dutch MotoGP 2014
Rossi, Dutch MotoGP Race 2014
Crowds, Rossi, Dutch MotoGP Race 2014
Rossi, Dutch MotoGP Race 2014
Rossi, Dutch MotoGP Race 2014
Rossi, Dutch MotoGP Race 2014
Rossi, Crutchlow, Dutch MotoGP Race 2014
Hayden, Dutch MotoGP Race 2014

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.