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First public outing for the Ducati Desmosedici

First public outing for the Ducati Desmosedici

First public outing for the Ducati Desmosedici

The Ducati Desmosedici made its public debut on Sunday in Valencia, with Troy Bayliss and Vittoriano Guareschi riding the new Italian 990cc in front of the spanish crowd. Next year, the australian will race in the MotoGP class alongside Loris Capirossi.

´We´ve been doing a lot of work in Ducati recently and today was really exciting because we put on a show for everyone to demonstrate that we are finally ready to go GP racing´ declared Bayliss. ´So far the tests with the Desmosedici have gone really well, but conditions have not been that great. I´ve ridden the bike with both versions of the engine and all I can say is that for some reason the ‘twin-pulse´ really sounds like a Ducati, while the other one sounds more like a missile! Now I´m looking forward to the real testing work over the winter. We´ve got two different directions to go and it´s only a matter of the stopwatch before we decide which engine configuration to use´.

Ducati Corse will stay in Valencia this week, as Troy Bayliss and test rider Guareschi will be joined by Capirossi, who will ride the Desmosedici for the first time.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2002, Gran Premio Marlboro de la Comunitat Valenciana

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