Valentino Rossi completed the first day of a two-day test at the Misano circuit in Italy today, the MotoGP legend joined in the test by the Marlboro Ducati team's official test rider Franco Battaini.

According to Ducati, Rossi - working with his Italian technicians and Ducati engineers - worked on the chassis updates that he had first tried in the test after the Mugello Grand Prix. The changes "are intended to concentrate the weight of the Desmosedici," a Ducati release stated.

With Technical Director Filippo Preziosi and Team Manager Vittoriano Guareschi managing the test from the garage, the Italian rode from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., completing 60 laps. Tomorrow's second and final day of the test will be followed by a 15-day break before a return to action at the same circuit, for the San Marino Grand Prix.

By Cycle News Staff

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