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Online unveiling for Ducati Desmosedici GP12

Online unveiling for Ducati Desmosedici GP12

The Bologna factory presented the 2012 livery that Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden will be decked out in during the forthcoming season.

Monday saw the online unveiling for the Ducati Demosedici GP12 which both Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden will ride for the 2012 season, in a special event celebrated at the factory’s HQ in Borgo Panigale which was attended by team personnel and both riders.

Almost 100,000 fans from around the world followed the event through Facebook thanks to Ducati’s live streaming of the presentation, at which Ducati CEO Gabriele del Torchio, chief engineer Filippo Preziosi, Rossi and Hayden all spoke.

“We’re almost ready for the new season, and we’ll see how we go during this final official Test at Jerez,” said Rossi, whose machine retains his famous luminous yellow but in a more toned down manner than last season.

The new GP12 livery also incorporates a more Italian ‘feel’, with green and white stripes giving a nod to the factory’s national roots.

On a technical front, Preziosi confirmed that the new GP12 utilises the full 1000cc engine capacity permitted in 2012, and revealed other key technical characteristics of the machine which you can find out more about in the attached video presentation.

MotoGP, 2012, Nicky Hayden, Valentino Rossi, Ducati Team

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