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2011 Ducati MotoGP Test Underway at Jerez

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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Vittoriano Guareschi and Franco Battaini completed the second day of a three-day Ducati MotoGP testing session at Jerez de la Frontera, lapping until the track closed since weather conditions have made it pointless to ride prior to lunchtime. Guareschi completed 59 laps, while Battaini turned in 66.

“We started the test at 1 p.m. since the morning was foggy, as usual,” said Guareschi, the Ducati Marlboro Team Manager. “It was nice and sunny in the afternoon though, and we got in some good laps. I worked on the chassis, while ‘Batta’ continued with the electronics. Today I worked a lot on suspension, along with Öhlins technician Mike Norton, who looks after Valentino and who took advantage of this test to familiarize himself with working on the GP11. Franco is at a good point with his work dialing in the anti-wheelie control, so I’d say that for now, everything is proceeding according to plan.”
 
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