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Ducati 1299 Panigale S clocks 1’55”3 at Mugello

Official Ducati test rider and DRE instructor, Alessandro Valia recently clocked a lap time of 1’55″3 at the Mugello circuit, aboard the 2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale S. “With the new Panigale 1299, I expected an increase in performance but the final result has surpassed those expectations. During my first test of the 1299 Panigale S [...]

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2013 Ducati Panigale R Onboard Video Review

The Ducati Panigale R is a race-bred machine that churned out an exotic 186 horsepower at the rear when fitted with its included Termignoni exhaust and ECU remap. Now join us as we take you for a ride on one of the most thrilling sportbikes ever made.

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2013 Isle of Man USA TV Schedule & Calendar of Events

By Sam Sims
2013 Isle of Man America TV Schedule
One of the biggest issues for stateside Isle of Man TT fans was always the lack of TV coverage.
But as the IOM TT’s international audience grows, so does the event’s TV broadcast offerings. According to Isle of Man TT officials, the broadcast audience for this year’s TT  [...]

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World Superbike Season Preview 2013

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 [...]

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Ducati Alstare – The New Story

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 [...]

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Ducati Alstare to Test 1199R Panigale at Jerez

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 [...]

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Del Torchio: “A new era has started for Ducati with the Audi group”

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 [...]

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Spies and Iannone to join Ducati at official launch event

 
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 [...]

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Full 2013 MotoGP rider line-up

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 [...]

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Suter denies building Ducati MotoGP chassis

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 [...]

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Hayden Shows Progress as Ducati Completes Jerez MotoGP Test – Euro Cycles of Tampa Bay Florida

 
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 [...]

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