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Location: Punta Arenas, Chile
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Check out @AziFarniBBC and @birtymotogp in Twitter; they are posting Gobmeier's words.
They are worrying.
It's dissapointing. On one hand, it makes sense to want to really test the GP12 with the new riders, but the "we are going to improve what we have" attitude is troublesome in this case. To be honest, I'd much rather read that if we were talking about the development of the CF monocoque no-frame GP from a couple years back.
Gobmeier says the 90º angle is not going to be changed. That it still allows for development of engine and chassis.
That development of current Ducati has not been completed and more needs to be done to explore its potential.
He points to main changes in team structure and communication. A stronger testing team, too.
He says that the problems which Ducati have been facing (lack of front end feel, under-steer, etc) are the same that BMW had when he was there. He has confidence, although in the mid/long term.
Well, this is a man that certainly knows his business. I really hope he can improve this.