2012 Jerez Private MotoGP Testing
Just ahead of the two-month MotoGP winter-test ban, the Ducati Team finished a three-day private test at Jerez in Spain.
For the first time in the 2011 MotoGP Championship, Dani Pedrosa will start on the front row, the Spaniard qualifying on top after posting a 1:56.591 at Brno Saturday.
The Repsol Honda rider, who lead both free practice sessions on Saturday by almost a half-second, was fast at qualifying, but still 0.268 of a second off his best Friday time.
When the Ducati Team gets to Brno this weekend for Round 11 of the 2011 MotoGP Championship, both pilots – Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden – will be ready to attack the second half of the season after a much-needed three-week break.
After place his Ducati GP11 in the worse qualifying position of the 2011 MotoGP Championship, Valentino Rossi was able to make a top on race-day, finishing ninth at Sachsenring, Germany.
The Italian, who had won at Sachsenring a total of five times, continued struggling with front-end setup on the Ducati GP11.