Valentino Rossi will test deltabox aluminum chassis (available in order to bring the tank) for conventional Desmosedici GP12 at this weekend at Jerez. The tests were carried out after "The Doctor" won the pathetic results in Circuit Motorland Aragon, last weekend.
The new framework is similar to the concept used by Ducati from Japanese rivals. This is the latest in a long series of radical changes made Ducati, to give Rossi a competitive motor, which can compete for victory.
In Aragon, Rossi has been using aluminum chassis is somewhat different to that of Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki. But the poor results, in which he finished just 10 - in addition because of tire problems and start from the pitlane -, make them try the twin poles aluminum chassis, designed in Bologna, and made in England, the FTR.
Since making his debut with Ducati, Rossi has tried three major changes in the redesign of this concept in 2011. Result, there is little success, including a new carbon fiber framework that is flexible, after the race at Estoril.
After that, the 32-year-old rider is riding the Desmosedici GP11.1, which introduces a new gearbox is more subtle, swingarm and rear suspension systems. This concept is used when performing at the Circuit Assen, the Netherlands, and used up to now.
In the final race last week in Motorland Aragon, Rossi uses a new concept. Former Honda and Yamaha rider is riding a Ducati with an aluminum chassis, though not yet using the full version deltabox, as will be used on Friday.
The use of conventional deltabox is expected to be one answer to the main issues facing Rossi since the beginning of the season. Because the nine-time world champion grand prix is always struggling with the problem of chronic difficulty controlling Desmosedici, and lacked a sense of the front-end.