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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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 – [...]
In preparation for the 2013 MotoGP season which starts tomorrow with the Valencia MotoGP test, Ducati Corse welcomed Andrea Dovizioso to the factory team. Dovi will have his first ride on the Ducati Desmosedici. Andrea Iannone and Michele Pirro (in the absence of Ben Spies) will also test for Pramac Ducati. Dovi looks happy to [...]
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After a much-deserved weekend off, the Ducati Team heads to Valencia for the season’s fourth race to be held on Spanish soil and, more importantly, the final round of the eighteen-event MotoGP championship. Valentino Rossi will swing a leg over the Ducati for the last time as will Pramac Racing’s Hector Barbera.
The Ducati [...]
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Casey Stoner suffered a corner entry highside at the Honda hairpin after 20-minutes, while on his out lap with the harder rear tyre. Stoner was unhurt and back out on his spare bike within five minutes.
Yamaha’s Ben Spies will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery to repair shoulder injuries at [...]
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Valentino Rossi starts his final three races as a Ducati rider in the middle of a close three-rider fight for fifth place in the final MotoGP World Championship standings.
The seven time MotoGP champion is seven points behind Gresini Honda’s Alvaro Bautista, who presently holds the position, and two points ahead of Tech 3 [...]
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Ducati Team hopes to continue good record at Motegi
As the Ducati Team focuses on its job of improving the Desmosedici, the fifteenth round on the MotoGP calendar, set to kick off on Friday at Motegi, will provide the team’s technicians with an opportunity to check the setting updates on a track where [...]
Yamaha’s Ben Spies set the pace during a wet second free practice session for the Aragon MotoGP.
Heavy rain had followed this morning’s delayed, damp session – when only nine riders set a lap time – with track conditions fully wet throughout FP2.
The wet but stable conditions prompted track action from the off, with constant [...]
The Ducati Team is preparing to return to the track at the Spanish Aragon circuit for the fourteenth round on the championship calendar. The season is entering its final phase, which will conclude at Valencia, with three consecutive extra-European races to run in between the two Spanish races.
At these final five races, Valentino Rossi [...]
On an event-filled day at the GP di San Marino e Riviera di Rimini, Valentino Rossi had his best race so far aboard the Desmosedici. In sunny and warm conditions, the Italian made it to the second step of the podium, having ridden at a pace that was second only to that of the winner, [...]
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Nicky Hayden, who wanted to check the strength of his still-healing right hand, turned four laps in the morning, but as the pace allowed by the track conditions was quite slow, the American will have to wait until tomorrow for a more meaningful test.
Valentino Rossi tried to ride in both the morning and [...]
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