The use of aluminum chassis for MotoGP 2012 is a radical decision for motorcycle manufacturer from Bologna this.
Ducati Desmosedici GP12 was tested for two days (11/8-9/2011) at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia, MotoGP 2012 for the official testing that uses a 1000 cc engine. The new engine will replace the 800 cc engine that has been used for 5 years.
“This is a motorcycle prototype developed by the design team. We do not expect to test this time got the same results or exceed the used motorcycle this year. The technology has been different, but this test is important to know how far his abilities, “said Filippo Preziosi Ducati Corse Technical Director.
The use of this new frame as Ducati effort to improve the competitive ability against teams from the Japanese manufacturer. on the 2011 MotoGP season, Rossi and Hayden on the podium only.
– Courtesy: motogp & marrmotorsports