Nicky Hayden will follow the footsteps of his teammate, Valentino Rossi, who first uses Desmosedici GP Dutch GP11.1 since June 25. "The Kentucky Kid" will use a hybrid bike 800cc engine chassis 2012 and is currently appearing before the public in Indianapolis next week.
2006 world champion decided to switch from GP11 because he was successful in early trials this weekend at Brno Circuit. After the Czech Republic Grand Prix last weekend, Ducati focus to develop a 800cc engine - unlike the Honda and Yamaha are tried-and machine-1.000cc Hayden satisfied.
In fact, Hayden has also got a chance to try the new bike at Laguna Seca in June. But the former Repsol Honda rider was not feel comfortable, so he remained until the series to use the GP11-11 in the Czech Republic last August 14.
Now, the new motor was already experiencing a number of modifications. GP11.1 get updates on the swingarm, gearbox and engine. As a result, in trials in Brno, the Hayden recorded the best time of 1 minute 57.533, which is almost 0.7 seconds faster than his best lap with GP11 in the Czech Republic GP.
Therefore, Hayden, who was always picked up points in the 11 series already acted saying: "We do not record on the track or anything, but that for the first time I could ride all day GP11.1 and immediately felt good from the start.
"Basically I use the motor with the same standard, and then we started to make some changes to the normal setting and it could be faster. At the end of the day, I was able to complete seven or eight laps with an 57-second time and ended with 57 , 5, which is the best time with the tires.
"56-second's definitely more fun and it's still in the setup. But what fun this was due to progress. The plan we will use this bike at Indy, and we did not even send the old motor in there."
Hayden acknowledged, the greatest benefit derived from GP11.1 is a smooth transfer gearbox, as well as enter the bend.