© 1998-2013 GPUpdate.net
GPUpdateManager F1 Game
Other Sports Tickets
Manchester United tickets
Jerez was the venue this week as the Ducati MotoGP team performed the shakedown run of its 2012 bike, the GP12. Carlos Checa (pictured) and Franco Battaini were the two riders in action. Group testing begins later this month.
Overseen by Ducati Technical Director Filippo Preziosi, the three-day test ran from Tuesday as Checa and Battaini took turns on the bike before handing it over to race riders Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden in a fortnight’s time.
Weather conditions remained cold but dry to the relief of the Italian squad, which allowed it to complete the programme without any major upsets. Official pre-season testing will be underway at Malaysia’s Sepang circuit from Tuesday 31 January.
|10 May||Ducati completes setup test at Mugello|
|10 Mar||Hayden undergoes minor wrist operation|
|1 Mar||Preziosi leaves Ducati for health reasons|
|18 Feb||Ducati completes three-day test at Jerez|
|4 Jul '12||Battaini replaces injured Abraham in Germany|
|20 Jan '12||New Ducati GP12 completes Jerez shakedown|
|20 Jan '11||Ducati completes three-day Jerez test|
|19 Jan '11||Ducati continues testing at Jerez|
|26 Oct '10||Pramac officially confirms Checa|
|9 Oct '07||Checa to join World Superbike championship|
|24 Sep '07||Unfortunate race for Checa at Motegi|
|17 Sep '07||Superb seventh for Checa|
|19 May||Latest MotoGP photos: Sunday at Le Mans|
|19 May||Pedrosa takes second win of the season|
|19 May||Lorenzo fastest in Le Mans warm-up practice|
|18 May||Latest MotoGP photos: Saturday at Le Mans|
|More Carlos Checa photos|