2012 Ducati MotoGP
The Ducati Team completed a three-day private test at Jerez Wednesday, although Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden weren’t at the controls of the GP12.
The MotoGP test was led by Filippo Preziosi, who worked with official Ducati test rider Franco Battaini. During the test, the team worked on the 1000cc-Desmo’s electronics and setup, and gathered important data.
Besides Battaini, two of Ducati’s satellite MotoGP teams were also present at the test with their riders – Cardion AB MotoRacing’s Karel Abraham and Pramac Racing’s Hector Barbera. “Each spent a day alternating with the Italian aboard the GP12 SAT, the former riding on Tuesday, February 21, and the latter participating (Wednesday),” the Italian manufacturer reports.
Filippo Preziosi says: “We were lucky because we had three days with very good weather conditions, and that enabled us to do quite a bit of work. With Franco (Battaini), we continued with the test program that was planned for the Test Team over the winter, trying some aspects of the electronics that we’ll keep working on with the factory riders at Sepang.
“I think we found out some interesting things that we’ll soon confirm with Vale and Nicky in Malaysia, where we’ll also continue working with the bike’s setup. Because we had the track available here at Jerez, we also offered our satellite-team riders the opportunity to lap and to work on their respective setups.”