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Spoiler Alert: Here’s Ducati’s New MotoGP Aero Package

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Qatar finally saw Ducati Corse unveiling its aerodynamic package for the Ducati Desmosedici GP17 race bike, and as expected the new fairing is quite the…uhhh…sight.

Surely to be controversial with MotoGP fans, whether they bleed Rosso Corsa or not, Ducati’s fairing design shows the lengths that the Italian manufacturer is willing to go through in order to keep the benefits of its winglets, while still adhering to MotoGP’s new rules on aerodynamics.

Here’s another view of the fairing in question, which comes straight from the Instagram account of Ducati’s Sporting Director, Paolo Ciabatti, who is on-hand at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar, for the final pre-season MotoGP test of the year.

So far, only Dovizioso has tried his hand with the new fairing, carrying the bulk of the testing work, while Lorenzo continues to look for a base setup on the GP17 that will allow him to fight at the front of the pack.

Photo: Ducati

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