Ducati Corse general manager Gigi Dall’Igna spoke about the changes his team have made for the 2018 Ducati MotoGP machine during the team's launch in Bologna today.

The Italian also confirmed that the final version will not be ready for the forthcoming Sepang test.

"We have added some horsepower* to our engines and I'm sure the ridability will be easier," Dall’Igna said, of a bike that already holds the official MotoGP top speed record.

"You won't see the final model in Sepang, probably we will keep you waiting until the second or third race. We will be rigorous in the tests we carry out and cherry pick the real value-added evolutions and developments."

Those parts are likely to be focussed on the chassis, to reduce the mid-corner turning issues.

Dall’Igna also commented on the team's riders, 2017 title runner-up Andrea Dovizioso and former triple MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo, who joined the team last year.

Watch the full video below…

* Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali later stated the new bike has 2 extra horsepower.


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