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Ducati Sport 1000 S
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Ducati: it’s going to time

You can imagine the gasps of when Ducati unveiled its atop a mountain in the Dolomites night: the bike is pretty a GP12 with a new paintjob. How can be? Surely the Ducati needs a redesign more than any motorcycle on the MotoGP grid?

is indeed true – at the end of 2012 were no closer to the front they had been at the start of when Valentino Rossi to take over from Stoner.

Yesterday morning asked Nicky Hayden – his fifth season with the brand – what he wanted the GP13. A softer engine and understeer, please, he said; is pretty much exactly he had asked for the previous few years.

So why haven’t Ducati addressed his and totally transformed the engine and of the Desmosedici for 2013?

Because new owners Audi aren’t to rushing into things. worked the same way when bought glamorous but troubled car brand Lamborghini a few years ago – didn’t start changing until they knew what they wanted to do, they made some improvements to the cars.

This season will be first full campaign Ducati and that’s why they turned the bike upside During the coming season will watch and learn, data and feedback from new team-mate Andrea Dovizioso and new Ducati riders Ben Spies and Iannone. Expect a few updates the year, some of them important, some of them not so as Ducati/Audi try to find the right way

Only this time year, when MotoGP’s new come into force, we see the first real Ducati/Audi machine.

So don’t expect too from Ducati this As Dovizioso said at the staggeringly (and Marlboro-funded) team in upmarket Italian ski resort Di Campiglio, “there is no magic for the riders or for the team. First we to understand exactly what we and then we need to develop new We must be open-minded, 360 degrees, what the bike needs.

We have to use a methodological approach and work very hard to get the right”.

Dovizioso was keen to upon us that we shouldn’t too much notice of his early on the GP13, while Bernhard the first high-profile German to be at Ducati by Audi, also to focus on the medium- to long-term.

Gobmeier, the former BMW World boss who takes over Filippo Preziosi as Ducati general manager, confirmed the Desmosedici hasn’t undergone any changes over the winter. In the GP13 will be something of a mule.

“Before we fully the current bike’s potential I’d to go to something new and unknown and then do with that,” he said. 2013 we are also working on the to improve torque delivery and the The key to the riding behaviour of modern bikes is in the software, so we have a lot of about how to improve the riding handling and control of this There are more changes to the in the GP13 than in the hardware.”

Despite Audi’s grand for Ducati, they say they want to change the brand’s from Italian to German. was also keen to stress to the that the Desmosedici’s ‘sacred’ 90 V4 will remain the heart of the “There is nothing wrong it, exactly the opposite in fact.”

So if and Hayden finish seventh and in Qatar on April 7 don’t be too It’s going to take to exorcise the big red Duke.

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