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MCN: Ducati aiming to capitalise on new Testing rules

Pending confirmation about the latest Testing rules agreed upon by the Grand Prix Commission, Ducati is already planning to enhance its Desmosedici development programme with a more intense on-track schedule for riders Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden.

Tyre restrictions will remain in place but the allowance of the use of a rider as frequently as a factory requires at a designated circuit could help Ducati accelerate the evolution of their GP12 machine and bridge the gap to rivals Honda and Yamaha, something which Ducati General Director Filippo Preziosi described as a “logical” step in MCN.

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MotoGP, 2011

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