Ducati introduced new aerodynamic 'winglets' mounted on the front fairings for this weekend's German MotoGP at the Sachsenring.
The team placed a set of the new devices on each of Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden's GP10s in time for Saturday morning's second practice session in an effort to cure the inconsistent front-end issues it has suffered all season.
They work by channelling air over the top of the winglet and then around the edge of the bodywork to continue the flow of air towards the opening of the radiator exhaust slot so that hot air can still be drawn out.
The winglets are mounted at an angle that is to keep the nose of the GP10 closer to the ground rather than letting it get too high, which takes load from the front tyre and potentially leads to a catastrophic loss of grip.
Stoner has crashed twice in 2010 at Qatar and at Le Mans, while Hayden had a 132mph accident at Jerez during practice, and then fell out of the race at Mugello. In all cases the cause of the crash was a loss of front-end grip.