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Guareschi: “We now understand exactly what we want”

Guareschi: “We now understand exactly what we want”

The Ducati Team Manager explained in an interview at Sepang that the Borgo Panigale factory knows “exactly what it wants from the GP11” for a good start to the season.

Vittoriano Guareschi gave an overall evaluation of the progress of the Ducati Team’s preparations for the 2011 season following the conclusion of the Sepang Test last week, stating that the Italian factory is now well placed to tackle the final meeting in Qatar before the first race on March 20th.

“It’s been an interesting Test for both riders,” said Guareschi in the attached video interview. “We tested many new set-ups but it’s necessary to conduct more testing. We need more from Qatar to keep a definite direction.”

He continued: “The Ducati definitely doesn’t have a big difference in comparison to the GP10 (from last year), we have many small new things and we now understand exactly what we want from the bike to have a good start to the season. We are happy.”

Assessing the individual Tests of both Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden, Guareschi stated: “Valentino’s bike is now getting easier for him to ride, and he and Jerry (Burgess) understand the feeling and the character better every time. But we definitely need more tests and kilometres.”

“Nicky started with the old set-up but we made different balances and solutions, and he tried a different position on the bike, raising the handlebar and moving the seating position. After this the engineers in Ducati have what they need for a final decision,” concluded Guareschi.

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MotoGP, 2011, Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden, Ducati Team

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