Ducati is having a press event in the Italian Alps, and has unveiled the GP11, its latest MotoGP weapon. According to Filippo Preziosi, General Director of Ducati Corse, the new bike involves a number of improvements in design. Aerodynamics has been a big focus, with the new bike allowing a higher top speed while reducing lift. This should also improve fuel consumption during the race.
With the new bike, Ducati also intends to improve power delivery by offering a flatter and more useable power curve. From an electronics standpoint, the GP11 should offer improved wheelie control and traction control. Below is a playful video from Ducati that showcases its new 7-time premier class (MotoGP/500cc) champion rider Valentino Rossi, teammate Nicky Hayden and their new bikes.