After the third Moto GP round at Estoril the teams were scheduled for tests in the day following the the Grand Prix.
Unfortunately the weather was suitable only for some romantic moments in the hotel rooms rather than motorcycle tests and the most affected team among all was Ducati which put their hopes in solving some issues in that day.
Ducati reprogrammed their tests at Mugello with both Rossi and Hayden, these will take place between May 22-24 after the Le Mans GP.
What were the things to test?
Vale and Nicky would have tested different things each and than to exchange roles al Mugello. The components relate to handling and engine.
Rossi accused the brutal power delivery of the Desmosedici.
This is one of the aspects we are working on, there was a new modified engine prepared for these tests - also mechanically modified and electronically: the power was lowered in high revs and the the torque raised in low revs.
When is it possible to see these engines in race?
We are waiting for the normal engine rotation, our third one will be used at Silverstone and the fourth one at Laguna Seca.
Will the chassis be modified also?
We are working on all areas, the front is no longer a problem now but the back, the problems we have now are related to the corner exit.
It happened again until Jerez for the team to lose time because of confusions just like in Stepeng test no.2 !
The bike was absolutely the same. Is all about the rider's team and Jeremy that choose what components to use - they have full freedom.