The Ducati PR machine at this year’s Wrooom event keeps churning out the promotional photos, and here are the ones that most people have been waiting for – the first photos of Valentino Rossi’s Ducati Desmosedici GP11 livery.
Aldo Drudi was responsible for personalising Rossi’s livery and had the challenge of incorporating Rossi’s signature colour of yellow into the overall design. Looks pretty nice actually…..although we still think Hayden’s looks slicker without the yellow.
Ducati Corse Director Filippo Preziosi said of the bike:
“The main changes are in the engine, they are internal and external and are designed to achieve a more favourable, flatter torque. The aim of the changed aerodynamics is to reduce friction, therefore improving the maximum speed while reducing the lifting of the front wheel.”
“With the chassis we have a different rigidity and torsion, and a swingarm with a different stiffness too. We are making a new fork for Sepang, adapted to the suspension for 2011.”
“In terms of electronics we are mainly working on anti-wheelie and traction control. We will be at Jerez from January 17th-19th with Franco Battaini and Vittoriano Guareschi, who will be on track.”
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