Yamaha is giving fans the opportunity to watch the 2012 U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca from its exclusive Yamaha Chalet. Located inside Turn 5 of the Monterey, Calif., circuit, the Yamaha Chalet will be open for up to 200 Yamaha fans each day of the July 27-29 MotoGP and AMA Pro Racing event. Yamaha […]
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