Andrea Iannone completes first day of Jerez testing

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motocorse.com“>Andrea Iannone is at Jerez de la Frontera for a three-day test with Ducati’s test team and even if the test is behind closed doors, some rumors have filtered out like that the Italian did 65 laps on the first day as did test rider Michele Pirro and apparently they’ve done a shakedown on ‘new parts’ and electronics for the Desmosedici GP13 which according to Nicky Hayden during the Sepang test is ‘last year’s bike with a different paint job.’

These new parts will probably be brought to Sepang for the second pre-season official test that takes place from February 26th to the 28th so that Andrea Dovizioso, Hayden and Ben Spies can give their feedback and according to Omnicorse.it, Pirro will be also be in Malaysia with them.

In an article a few weeks back in Italy’s Motosprint’s magazine and picked up by motocorse.com reported that Ducati held a secret test with just Pirro and Franco Battatini, and apparently three bikes were tested, with Battaini riding a bike that was partially camouflaged with black tape apparently to hide certain modifications to the frame and sporting a different tank design, and a different exhaust position, which could confirm that Borgo Panigale is working on a 2013 version that is expected to make its debut halfway through the season if we are to believe not only Dovizioso, but also the wily Carlo Pernat.

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