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 [...]
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 [...]
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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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 [...]
Written by Vicki
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, [...]
According to Ducati.com, Andrea Dovizioso and Ducati have reached an agreement that will see the Italian wearing the colours of the Ducati Team in 2013 and 2014.
Andrea Dovizioso, who currently sits in fourth place overall in the MotoGP championship standings, will join Nicky Hayden on the team. The pair will face next season together, working on [...]
Crash.Net has reported that Ducati Team rider Nicky Hayden will miss this weekend’s Czech Republic MotoGP due to the injuries he sustained in his huge qualifying accident at Indianapolis on Saturday.
The Ducati star fractured his right hand and was briefly knocked unconscious during the fall. The back-to-back race schedule means he has had insufficient time [...]
On the occasion of the United States Grand Prix, the home race for two-time Laguna Seca MotoGP winner Nicky Hayden, Ducati announces a contract extension with the American that will see him continuing to race for the Ducati Team next year.
Nicky Hayden, who turns 31 on Monday, is currently in his tenth season in the [...]
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