Ducati Corse unveil their MotoGP weapon

Ducati Corse announced today their Desmosedici GP5 MotoGP motorcycle will be an evolution rather than a revolution. Ducati Corse's CEO, Claudio Domenicali, explained, "we learnt from the mistakes we made last year, when we arrived at the first...

Ducati Corse announced today their Desmosedici GP5 MotoGP motorcycle will be an evolution rather than a revolution.

Ducati Corse's CEO, Claudio Domenicali, explained, "we learnt from the mistakes we made last year, when we arrived at the first Sepang tests with a completely different bike from the previous version and with no chance of turning back. The Desmosedici GP5 is the result of the work we did last season when, despite the difficulties, we didn't lose heart and we found the equilibrium we were looking for, as was demonstrated by our improving performance over the last few races and the two podiums at the end of the season."

Domenicali added "The studies that led to the creation of this bike follow a principle of reversibility, which allows us to retrace our steps at any time and make comparisons with previous solutions."

As for what is new on the GP5, "The bike actually differs very little from the one that was seen in the final GP of the year at Valencia except for the chassis, swing-arm and ECU innovations that will be fitted to the Desmosedici GP5. The chassis is now also attached to the swing-arm pivot, unlike the GP4. This has already been tested at Phillip Island but it will be tested again by Carlos and Loris in Malaysia to see how it works with the new Bridgestone tires." said the Corse CEO.

Pre-season testing will begin this weekend at the Malaysian track of Sepang.

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Phillip Island