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MotoGP Austin Night Life Plans

The night life plans for the Austin MotoGP have been confirmed – The Ducati members “Motorcycles and Music” – April 20th!
 
DETAILS:
“MotoGP comes to Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas April 19, 20, 21.
The Red Club presents Music and Motorcycles at La Zona Rosa April 20th
Featuring Austin’s top rated rock band, Vallejo, followed by a [...]

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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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2013 MotoGP Championship Schedule Update – Euro Cycles of Tampa Bay Florida

 
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 [...]

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Checa: the 1199? I’m not worried

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 – [...]

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Nicky Hayden confident Ducati can cure understeer issue

Nicky Hayden remains confident Ducati can solve a persistent understeer issue that has dogged the Desmosedici MotoGP project in recent years.
The understeer issue was a constant complaint of Valentino Rossi during his disastrous two-year stint with Ducati, which ended in him walking out to sign a new deal with Yamaha for 2013 and 2014.
Hayden believes [...]

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Ducati Corse Welcomes Andrea Dovizioso

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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Prepare to Say Goodbye to Two Ducati Racers at Valencia MotoGP

Posted on DucatiNewsToday.com
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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Australian MotoGP, Phillip Island – Qualifying

Posted by Crash.Net
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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Rossi: ‘Slowest of the three but we have to try’

Reported by Crash.net
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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