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Matthew Birt  says:

First pic: Valentino Rossi tests Ducati GP12 with new frame

Valentino Rossi has started evaluating Ducati’s new twin spar aluminium frame at the Valencia circuit in Spain this morning. The nine-times world champion was one of the first on to the Ricardo Tormo Circuit once wet patches had dried up under blue and sunny skies. The new chassis is a conventional twin spar aluminium version and has been designed to give Italian...

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ow01fogno1

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ow01fogno1 says:

4th

lies 4th quickest which is the right drection compared to last year, yes i know the conditions are different but its still a positive look given the last few weeks events ect. rol on season. cal looking good atm.

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alol

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alol says:

Ducati & Rossi

You pay me five times the salary of my predecessor, i'll get nowhere near the same level of results as him and why you're at it, can we just turn it into a UJM?

Rossi is an absolute fake..........

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motocollect

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motocollect says:

Latest news please!!

Not sure if the MCN hack is still in the bar or hasn't got out of bed yet, but he may want to report why RDP is testing the Suzuki!

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AdieMonk

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AdieMonk says:

I completely agree Nostro, there is a long way to go.  Given the track conditions today and the slow times all round it doesn't really prove much, but let's see what the rest of today and tomorrow bring.  Hopefully it's a step in the right direction, and a step towards getting the Ducati's back to near the front.

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racingfan99

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racingfan99 says:

I'll be interested in hearing Nicky and Hatden's thoughts after as to if the front end and handling have improved the feeling of the bike. 

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AdieMonk

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AdieMonk says:

Motocollect, it looks like Bautista is headed to Gresini, leaving his Suzuki ride up for grabs....

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Moaner

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Moaner says:

@racingfan

Hayden didnt test today due to wrist injury but have a read of what Barbera has said about the new Ducati Chassis... looks to have had the desired effect so far...

http://motomatters.com/results/2011/11/08/2011_valencia_post_race_test_times_at_2p.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MotoGPMatters+%28MotoMatters%29

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alisdairm

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alisdairm says:

................and Bradel on the LCR?

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chrisg011

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chrisg011 says:

RDP on the Suzi?

I rate RDP as a rider, the Duke made him look bad last year.

It would be a shame if he jumped from a potentially improving duke to a woefully lacking Suzuki squad - it would be a career killer

However, currently 4th..

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apriliarsv998

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Randy De Puniet

Randy De Puniet - on the Rizla Suzuki - in 4th!! on an 800 - impressive.

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