The Ducati Team, comprised of Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso, had a tough 2013 winter test. However, the pair remains hopeful that their hard work will help reverse their misfortune. Nicky Hayden said: "It hasn’t been an easy off season, especially the first Sepang test. Since then we’ve improved, with weight balance and some things. The bike started to improve on corner entry. We know it’s not going to be easy, especially with these guys; and the level very high. But it takes time. I’m happy to start another season, and am starting to see some positives coming. There’s already been some big changes with personnel, but on the bike I’d say there haven’t been major changes. One little change doesn’t make the difference, it’s everything. Ducati’s built competitive bikes before. I have no doubt they can deliver."