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Rossi set for another Ducati 'GP12' test

The Italian will look to gain some confidence on the machine when it hits the track on Thursday.
Ducati's determination to hit the ground running ahead of the 2012 MotoGP World Championship continues apace this week with Valentino Rossi set to throw his leg over the 'GP12' once again.

Though the Italian manufacturer has been forthcoming with ongoing developments with the current GP11.1, most recently incorporating an aluminium front airbox section at Motorland Aragon, Rossi's results haven't improved.

As such, Ducati is keeping some of its attention on the 1000cc GP12 - also been labelled the GP13 - to avoid the mistakes of the current iteration of the bike, with GPOne.com reporting that Rossi will ride at Jerez. It will mark his seventh day of testing on the machine, with only one more day of in-season testing remaining.

A return to the circuit where the GP12 made its debut back in April, Ducati, which is expected to bring a series of changes to the bike – including the much-discussed aluminium frame – will be afforded the chance to see how far the bike has come since then.


Tagged as: Ducati , Valentino Rossi , Jerez , gp12 , gp11.1

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JimBob - Unregistered

September 21, 2011 11:17 AM

Its now somewhat irrelevant. All Rossi has proven this year is that he cannot ride any of the versions well enough. Ducati need to offer Stoner a huge pay check to come back! Thats there only hope of success. Rossi has been exposed now that he is on a bike thats not the best. He's made Stoner look even better! Developement God? Developement flop more like! If Rossi and Burgess have learnt something this year, it will be to keep their mouths shut, '80 seconds', 'Stoner not riding it 100%' blah blah blah. Humble pie!



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