Following the three-day official MotoGP test at Sepang, Pramac’s rookie rider Andrea Iannone expressed the desire that he needed to continue testing and gain more confidence with his Ducati Desmosedici GP13 - which is still the 2012 version.
“The bike for me now is ok, I think the first problem is me because I don’t have experience!” said Iannone at the end of test. “The bike is strong and not easy, but I expected that compared to the Moto2. “I now want to understand the electronics better, because it is very complicated.”
Ducati is trying to put all their riders in the condition to better understand the difficult machine and has granted Iannone three day’s of testing a Jerez de la Frontera, with the Italian rider announcing his last minute partecipation via Twitter yesterday: “Si va Jerez, mi aspettano 3 giorni di test!! Viaaa (Going to Jerez, 3 days of testing await me!!! Going)
The MotoGP rookie will be joining Ducati’s test team - behind closed doors - as they continue their search for a partial solution into the numerous problems that are plaguing the Italian machine, ahead of the second Sepang test, as in the first test the fastest Ducati rider was veteran Nicky Hayden, who was a massive two seconds off pace.
There is still a question mark on whether Ducati will join Honda and Yamaha at the private Austin MotoGP test from March 12-14.