Ducati auctioned the famous Desmosedici GO10 CS1 which is Stoner’s Phillip Island-winning model. The motorcycle comes without the small fairing winglets as they were removed to reduce lift. The Ducati Desmosedici GP10 CS1 has won the race with an average speed of 175.100 kmph. It will be supplied with a certificate of authenticity from Ducati Corse (racing department), and the new owner will be given a VIP tour of the Ducati factory in Bologna.
At the heart of the bike lies a 200+ hp liquid-cooled, 90-degree 799 cc V-4 four-stroke, desmodromic DOHC engine with four valves per cylinder. The engine is mated on a six-speed cassette-type gearbox with alternative gear ratios available and a dry multi-plate slipper clutch.
In terms of suspension, the Ducati Desmosedici is packed with a front Öhlins upside-down 48 mm front forks and a Öhlins rear shock absorber, adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping.
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The Ducati Desmosedici GP11 VR2 was auctioned by Ducati with an estimated price of €300.000-€350.000. The motorcycle was the second of four variations Rossi raced during the 2011 season but is ostensibly the same as the GP10 of the previous season.
The motorcycle is fitted with a 800-cc D-16 engine and the suspension was an Öhlins TRSP25 48-mm “Through Rod” front fork with a TRSP44 rear shock absorber.
The bike had also received a new carbon airbox and a new electronics package designed to soften the savage throttle response lower down. A more sophisticated traction control system was also introduced, and engine revisions included a higher inertia and crankshaft to further tame the throttle response.
As MotoGP moves into a new era in 2012, Rossi’s GP11 exemplifies the evolution of the 800-cc D16 from the world-beating GP7 through until the end of this formula in 2011. The GP11 was the ultimate development of the D16 that provided Ducati their only MotoGP World Championship.
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3 days of testing in Valencia have confirmed the important steps forward that have been made with the SBK version of the MV Agusta F4 1000 R312. The Team, the MV Agusta technicians and Luca Scassa (the official rider for 2008) have given 110% and completed all the development program while testing several new components. All the hard work has paid-off and given important indications on further development steps and improvements.
"I’m extremely happy about how we are working" (...)
There was a big difference between the two classes today, on the third and last day of tests in Valencia, the final engagement before the IRTA testing at Jerez de la Frontera (starting on February 19th). No 250cc rider was able to improve his time from the day before due to lower temperatures and stronger winds. Yet in the 125, almost all riders clocked in better performances.
In the 250, Alex Debon was the fastest as he stopped the chronometer at 1:35.537 (his best time yet this (...)
Red Bull KTM factory riders and Julian Simon from the Repsol KTM all reported positive results at the just completed second season 250cc tests held over three days in Valencia Spain.
Mika Kallio, second fastest on day three came out on top of the overall timesheet for the tests with a lap time of 1:35.2 on day one. "Everything went very well, we improved the suspension. We didn’t have to make big changes and we could confirm that the bike is working well. I was able to put in good lap (...)
125cc - 1st Qualifying
1. Alvaro Bautista - 1’39.639 2. Mattia Pasini - 1’39.796 3. Lukas Pesek - 1’39.877 4. Sergio Gadea - 1’39.965 5. Hector Faubel - 1’40.309 6. Nicolas Terol - 1’40.524 7. Mika Kallio - Red Bull KTM GP125 - 1’40.525 8. Thomas Lüthi - 1’40.579 9. Julian Simon - Red Bull KTM GP125 - 1’40.666 10. Tomoyoshi Koyama - 1’40.728 14. Randy Krummenacher - Red Bull ADAC KTM Junior - 1’41.172 32. Michael Ranseder - Red Bull KTM Junior - 1’42.516 38. Blake Leigh-Smith - Red Bull (...)