2012

Performance Bikes (UK) - - Rossi | Ups And Downs -

> Du­cati over­hauled its Des­mosedici for 2012, fi­nally con­sign­ing its car­bon-fi­bre chas­sis to its mu­seum and re­plac­ing it with an alu­minium chas­sis, as favoured by ri­val man­u­fac­tur­ers. The GP12 was bet­ter, but there was still plenty wrong with it. Rossi was hap­pier in his sec­ond year with Du­cati, scor­ing two podi­ums, in­clud­ing an ex­cel­lent sec­ond place at Misano, just four sec­onds be­hind the win­ner. He also halved his ac­ci­dent rate, partly be­cause he had de­cided to take fewer risks af­ter so many falls in 2011.

Rossi played it steady on the Du­cati in 2012

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