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Ducati Desmosedici GP11

Ducati to revamp GP11 for Rossi

Ducati is working on a re-design of its factory GP11 after being told by Rossi the current version competitive enough to win MotoGP

The Italian was only seventh in in the season’s opening night earlier this month and previously stating the GP11 require major tweaks, has demanded numerous upgrades to when the MotoGP grid out a one-day test immediately the Estoril clash in Portugal in May.

The radical overhaul of the GP11, will be one of the most sweeping since Ducati entered in 2003, will be the design of a new motor.

MCN understands the motor undergo several internal and will feature a heavier to help Rossi bridge the gulf in performance to rivals

Rossi’s biggest complaint the Ducati is an understeer issue can’t be cured just by modifications.

But Rossi’s Aussie chief Jerry Burgess Rossi’s problem doesn’t necessitate major changes to the carbon fibre chassis.

Speaking to MCN, Burgess “You could think the might be with the frame, but it easily be an engine response The basic hardware in the engine, are lots of things that fly and they all contribute a lot.

And of those parts are far more than a lot of people think, so be looking at changing some of so that we better understand the for the future.

Ducati Desmosedici GP11

All engines have their and all are different. I imagine we will have a 90-degree V-engine at That is part of the Ducati way but I see that is a problem.

We have to on getting the power to the ground and with more control. So we a general re-tuning, a small of the engine might help with a couple of other

The Estoril test takes on May 2, meaning Ducati engineers in are facing a race against to have such major implemented.

Another race against is to get Rossi’s damaged right to full strength and Burgess “These projects need to be quite early and the idea is to the bike into a winning and it will be better when he is at fitness.

We know where we come from in the past of years and we know where we are at Honda has made a leap so we really need to be in a position if we go into a major re-design we can go two or steps in one hit. This not be a quick fix.

We’re here for the long and we want to be ready to go racing year and beyond. If we comeback the end of the year languishing in third, or fifth but start to hammer some advantage with that will be pleasing in itself. If we don’t then we done enough work.”

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