Ducati has chosen not to do a comparison of head-to-head with two rivals, Honda and Yamaha, the 1,000 cc engine testing. The assurance follows the decision of the Italian team, which will use 800 cc engine in official practice on Monday (15.08.11), a day after the race at Brno, Czech.
However, it is not too surprising, given that Ducati had five times the test machine from the 2012 total of eight-day trial with a MotoGP rider, who was allowed during the year. Compare with Honda the only two times, while the Yamaha has never been.
At 1,000 cc previous tests, all the factories do it privately. However, this time, after the Czech GP, they will officially use the machine on the track. Only confirmed Honda and Yamaha will use the opportunity to try his 2012 motorcycle.
Meanwhile, Ducati decided that, Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden, will "dedicate the day to work on a 800 cc engine".
"The team tried to test some electronic systems that have been upgraded at Mugello, and we will use it on a post-race test at Brno to continue to improve the setting and reducing the gap with the group in front," said team manager, Vittoriano Guareschi.
"Filippo (Preziosi) will be there on Monday, and we will continue the development of GP11.1 together with Valentino and Nicky."
At this weekend's race, Rossi would still try GP11.1 that have been used since the Dutch GP June 25, while teammate, Hayden, who had also tried GP11.1 in the first free practice at Laguna Seca-stated his desire to use the GP11.
"Of course the test on Monday will be very important to us. I'll probably still ride the GP11 in the race and then try the new bike on Monday," said American rider.
Rossi and Hayden's performance throughout the 2011 season is not too satisfactory. They will be diving into the series-11 (from a total of 18 series) in Brno is the fifth and seventh in the standings, and each new one podiums.