Since the GP12 will not be used in MotoGP racing this year, the Ducati team was allowed to take it out for a test session. Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden and the Ducati Marlboro MotoGP team are testing the 2012 edition of the Ducati Desmosedici GP12 at Spain’s Jerez circuit to prepare for next season. In total Rossi slagged the GP12 across the Andalusian circuit for a total of 50 laps saying, and was seemingly pleased the the new machine.
The Ducati Desmosedici GP12 actually made its debut April 7 in a shakedown test with test riders Franco Battaini and Vittoriano Guareschi (who also happens to be the team manager). Nicky Hayden took the Ducati Desmosedici GP12 at Jerez, which for MotoGP fans means more photos of Ducati’s 1,000cc class prototype motorcycle. Ducati didn’t make a video of Nicky’s adventures on the GP12, but the race team got some valuable input from the American racer, who put in 61 laps for Ducati Corse once the circuit dried from high humidity. “When I woke up this morning, the sky was really gray and the track was completely wet,” said Nicky Hayden. “I was pretty disappointed. I didn’t think we’d be able to do anything because it wouldn’t have made sense to waste a day testing in those conditions.”
Here’s a video from Ducati about Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden testing session with the next generation of the Ducati Desmosedici, the GP12.
Valentino Rossi Ducati Desmosedici GP12 Test at Jerez :
Nicky Hayden Ducati Desmosedici GP12 Test at Jerez :
Source : Ducati Corse