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The 2011 Ducati MotoGP bikes were unveiled at Wrooom in Italy on Wednesday, with the most attention gathered around the Number 46 GP11 of Valentino Rossi.
The post-season test in Valencia this week provided the teams with a good foundation for further development of their 2010 prototypes over the winter, with the MotoGP riders reporting positively on the initial responses of their new machines.
Casey Stoner was consistently fast on his new Ducati Desmosedici prototype across the three days (Monday and Wednesday were half-day sessions), testing new forks and a new engine configuration as well as a new rear Bridgestone tyre which several MotoGP riders also tried out.
At a venue where he has not been 100% comfortable on the Ducati Desmosedici in the past Casey Stoner felt he had made a breakthrough at Jerez on Saturday.
Returning to riding at Jerez for the first time since his difficult 2008 Spanish Grand Prix race, Casey Stoner again pointed out his troubles at Andalusian venue on Saturday, noting his third place finish on the timesheets as a marked improvement on previous results.