By: Byron Wilson
With the 2013 World Superbike season opener at Phillip Island just days away, motorcycle road racing fans the world over are gearing up for a championship that promises to be as enthralling and competitive as any in recent memory. There have been some dramatic shifts since the end of 2012 including roster changes, administrative [...]
By: Byron Wilson
In anticipation of the first round of the 2013 World Superbike season, scheduled for Sunday 24 February at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia, Team SBK Ducati Alstare presents the livery of the new 1199 Panigale R, the bike with which the team’s two official riders, Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini, will take to the [...]
The SBK Ducati Alstare team, which will participate in this year’s World Superbike Championship with riders Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini, readies itself to get started on the 2013 work programme that begins with a three-day test session this weekend at Jerez de la Frontera in Spain.
This first test of the year, which gets underway on [...]
Ducati CEO Gabriele Del Torchio opened Tuesday’s Wrooom event for Ducati, by saying that a new era has begun for the Italian outfit with the backing from Audi from the start of the 2013 season.
He touched upon the 2012 season, the managerial changes that have occurred, and mentioned the new direction the Italian outfit will [...]
The annual Ducati MotoGP and Ferrari F1 joint launch event ‘Wrooom’ kicks off on Monday in the chills of traditional location of Italian ski resort Madonna di Campiglio. Traditionally, this is the event which would see the first press conference of the year for both riders and Ducati management and the unveiling of the new [...]
With Lukas Pesek taking the final ‘to be confirmed’ place on the provisional MotoGP entry list, the full 2013 rider line-up is as follows…
Three new CRT entries raise grid numbers from 21 to 24…
Factory team MotoGP riders (6):
Jorge Lorenzo SPA – Factory Yamaha rider until end of 2014.
Valentino Rossi ITA – Factory Yamaha until the [...]
By Dexter Fielding
Legendary engineer Eskil Suter has denied he is building an aluminum chassis that will be used by the Ducati factory in MotoGP next season.
It has been an open secret that Bologna faxctory made a motor available to the Swiss after the Misano round in 2012 but Suter says he has no contract to [...]
The Ducati Team’s scheduled three-day off-season test at the Spanish Jerez circuit certainly wasn’t without its hurdles, but the team took them in stride and heads into MotoGP’s winter test ban with information that will be helpful as engineers do their development work on the 2013 Desmosedici.
Sunny-but-cold conditions marked the first two days, allowing Nicky [...]
The 2013 MotoGP World Championship schedule continues to fall into place, with confirmation of a contest in Spain at Jerez de la Frontera on May 5, 2013 and a change of date for the Sachsenring round from July 7th to the 14th. In the update issued in October, the start of the season would have been March [...]
Written by Paolo Gozzi
Is the new Ducati Panigale competitive or not? The web is filled with worried comments from fans, alarmed by the performances thus far in testing. But Carlos Checa, the man entrusted with the task of developing the new machine, doesn’t seem overly concerned.
“I can go into the vacation feeling pretty relaxed – [...]
Written by Evan Williams
Ducati’s MotoGP program has suffered through a tough couple of years, and the team saw a shakeup last week when Filippo Preziosi was moved to another position within Ducati and German Bernhard Gobmeier was brought onboard to head Ducati Corse. Paolo Ciabatti, the man who ran World Superbike’s operations side in recent [...]
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