Filippo Preziosi who is the General Manager of Ducati Corse believes that the Borga-Panigale based manufacturer has made some forward movement with the GP 12 machine which will be the contender for this years MotoGP championship. Making use of the unrestricted testing, Ducati tester Franco Battaini has used three days at Jerez to develop the GP12 so that it can become competitive unlike last year where it was continually behind all other manufacturers. Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden will be testing this new developed version in a short while. This is the first time that Ducati will be using an aluminium twin spar Delta box frame, supposedly outsourced from British chassis specialist FTR. Ducati has no experience in building aluminium Delta box frames. It used to build trellis frames which were some times used as stressed members and sometimes not and then moved on to experimenting with carbon fibre, an experiment that almost destroyed Valentino Rossi’s career.