Ducati Desmosedici GP12 MotoGP First Look

March 20, 2012
Adam Waheed
By Adam Waheed
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After failing to introduce its latest MotoGP platform during its annual Wrooom ski meeting (see the Ducati Wrooom Ski Meeting in Photos 2012) , Ducati unveiled it at its factory in the Borgo Panigale district of Bologna, Italy. The entire team including riders Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden were on hand for the presentation. Here are some photos from the event. The MotoGP World Championship begins in less than three weeks at the Qatar circuit in the Middle East.
Valentino Rossi appears both tan and rested and ready to begin the MotoGP season next month in Qatar.
Valentino Rossi appears both tan and rested and ready to begin the MotoGP season next month in Qatar.
The GP12 Desmosedici has a more Italian-oriented paint scheme. All the teams sponsors appear to carry over from last season.
The GP12 has a more Italian-oriented paint scheme. All the team’s sponsors appear to carry over from last season.
The Desmosedici GP12 returns to a 1000cc V-Four engine format.
The Desmosedici GP12 returns to a 1000cc V-Four engine format.
This marks Nicky Haydens third season racing the Ducati Desmosedici MotoGP bike.
This marks Nicky Hayden’s third season racing the Ducati Desmosedici MotoGP bike.
A cockpit view of the 12 Ducati Desmosedici GP12.
A cockpit view of the ’12 Ducati Desmosedici GP12.
Valentino Rossi snaps a photo of his new ride on his Iphone.
Valentino Rossi snaps a photo of his new ride on his Iphone.
Ducati factory workers pose for a photo with team riders Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi.
Ducati factory workers pose for a photo with team riders Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi.
The tail section of the GP12 machine looks similar to last years bike. Note the screen on the exhaust to prevent debris from entering in a crash.
The tail section of the GP12 machine looks similar to last year’s bike. Note the screen on the exhaust to prevent debris from entering in a crash.

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