As expected, Suzuki has officially announced its withdrawal from MotoGP racing, though the Japanese manufacturer says it plans to return to the world championship in 2014. Suzuki cites the recession, the value of the Japanese Yen and a series of natural disasters as reasons for suspending its MotoGP program for at least two years. Reports […]
The Making of the Ducati Desmosedici GP12 – Video
Ducati has released a video describing the work that went into producing its Desmosedici GP12 to coincide with the MotoGP race machine’s official unveiling.
The Bologna, Italy, manufacturer gave the Desmosedici a much-publicized overhaul after a disasterous 2011 season, with star rider Valentino Rossi going without a win for the first time in his Grand Prix racing career. From the post-season test in Valencia, Spain, in November to today, Ducati redesigned is race bike, with Ducati Corse General Manager Filippo Preziosi saying 90% of the parts are new. The challenge for Ducati is to compress the development of the machine to just a few months from the normal time frame of about two years.Time will tell whether Ducati Corse was successful, but for now, here’s a look at the making of the Ducati Desmosedici GP12:
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Ducati Desmosedici GP12 Officially Unveiled – Video