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Bayliss tests Desmosedici at Mugello

Bayliss tests Desmosedici at Mugello

Bayliss tests Desmosedici at Mugello

As teams and riders prepared for another weekend of intense MotoGP action in Malaysia this weekend, back in Europe the four-stroke revolution continued to gather pace as Troy Bayliss made his debut aboard the Ducati Desmosedici machine at Mugello. The 33 year old Australian completed 30 laps on the new Ducati prototype on Monday and was enthusiastic about his new challenge.

`It is a completely new toy!´ declared Bayliess, who will ride alongside Loris Capirossi in Team Marlboro Ducati. `The last few months I´ve been seeing the bike and I´ve wanted to get on it for a long time. It took a while before we got going this morning because it was so foggy and the track was quite wet and we didn´t really start until after lunch. We know we´ve got a great big job ahead of us but I´ve enjoyed what we´ve done so far and we´re making pretty good progress already´.

Ducati were set to complete tests at the Italian venue on Tuesday.

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MotoGP, 2002

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