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First Look: Rossi's Desmosedici GP12

Ducati Desmosedici GP12 livery unveiled on Facebook

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Submitted by rgo on Mon, 19/03/2012 - 13:37

DUCATI have revealed the new Desmosedici GP12 that Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden will campaign in the 2012 MotoGP season.

The new race livery for the Desmosedici was unveiled in a live online presentation, broadcast on team sponsor TIM's Facebook page.

For the 2012 season the paint scheme closely resembles that of the Panigale S Tricolore, with green flashes joining the familiar red and white paint from previous years.

Ducati's technical director, Fillipo Preziosi was tight-lipped about the changes made to the Desmosedici GP but confirmed that the engine's cylinder angle remains at 90° and that it has been built to the maximum 1000cc capacity.

The radiator appears to be built from a single piece, meaning that the engine may have been rotated rearwards, alloing it to be mounted further forward within the chassis and putting a greater load on the front end of the bike.

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