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DUCATI TRIALS RADICAL NEW AERO PACKAGE AT BRNO

Jorge Lorenzo tests new fairing at Brno - Photo: LAT

Jorge Lorenzo tests new fairing at Brno – Photo: LAT

Ducati and Jorge Lorenzo have used the closing stages of FP2 at Brno, ahead of the Czech Grand Prix, to trial a radical new aero package for there MotoGP bike.

The team opted not to used the new bodywork during the first practice session, which was wet. Instead opting to change over to the new fairing at the end of the second session once the track was dry.

Even though he only completed five laps with the new design, Lorenzo suggested that the new fairing improves the potential of the bike.

“It was a really positive day. In the morning we were really fast in the wet and it was the best feeling I’ve had in the wet with the Ducati.” said Lorenzo at the end of the day.

“In the afternoon, it was an important session: we tried the new fairing that puts more weight on the front tyre, one of the two problems I’ve had until now. In general it was better: evidently there are negatives, we lose on the straight. It was a great test, we have to try different settings to see if we can make a big step forward.”

A closer look at the new Ducati bodywork - Photo: LAT

A closer look at the new Ducati bodywork – Photo: LAT

Lorenzo is expected to run the new fairing again in tonights FP3.

Ducati weren’t the only team trailing new aero. Honda also trailed a much more subtle bodywork change on Marc Marquez’s bike during practice as teams look to aero solutions to improve grip.

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