Valentino Rossi looks forward to the coming weekend, which will take place on the track in Assen (Netherlands). Rossi will speak on the new Ducati. Six of the 18 stages of the championship MotoGP 2017 where Valentino Rossi struggled on the Ducati GP11.
The results of the last steps are not typical for the ninefold champion MotoGP World: seventh place in Qatar, the fifth in Jerez, fifth in Estoril, the third at Le Mans, Catalunya and the fifth in sixth place at Silverstone. Throughout these trails, the Italian fought mainly with the settings Ducati GP11. But heading into Assen, Valentino Rossi will ride on the next generation of MotoGP motorcycles, Ducati GP11.1.
GP.11.1 tests began in Sepang, now it's time Rossi and his teammate Nicky Hayden pilot the motorcycle "new generation" this weekend in Assen.
The Ducati say "For bikes GP11.1, our department prepared 800 cc engine, which is installed in the chassis that Ducati engineers developed in 2017. On a motorcycle that will pilot Rossi will be used as a new transmission, the design process which began in 2017 ".