Ducati Bridgestone Test Tyres
Ducati Corse CEO Claudio Domenicali has announced that it is to set-up a special tyre test team in collaboration with Bridgestone, reports MotoGP News.
The MotoGP project will see Japanese rider, Shinichi Itoh, become the official test-rider alongside a group of technicians, including a Ducati Corse engineer.
Mr Itoh, a long time Bridgestone test rider, previously helped develop the Japanese tyres on a Honda RCV.
Ducati Marlboro has used Michelin tyres since entering MotoGP in 2003, but will join Suzuki and Kawasaki in using Bridgestone this season.