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MOTOGP: Ducati’s 5-Step Program To Return To Glory

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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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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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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Hayden Qualifies 4th & Rossi 8th In Wet Friday Practice

Source: Crash.net
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 [...]

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Ducati Team Seeks Confirmation At Aragon GP

Source: Ducati

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 [...]

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Weather ends Friday practice early for Ducati riders at Misano GP

Source : Ducati
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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DUCATI TEAM BACK WITH BOTH RIDERS FOR SEASON’S SECOND HOME RACE

 Source: Ducati
The Ducati Team is preparing for its second home race of the season, which will take place on Sunday at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. The GP di San Marino e della Riviera Rimini is also an important round for Valentino Rossi, who lives near the circuit at which he has posted two [...]

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Rossi heads to final home race for Ducati

Valentino Rossi will take part in his final home MotoGP as a Ducati rider this weekend at Misano. The seven time MotoGP champion is returning to Yamaha next season after a (so far) winless tenure on the Desmosedici and Misano, officially titled the San Marino Grand Prix, will thus mark the final Rossi-Ducati appearance on [...]

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Ducati Prepare New Frame and Swingarm for Misano

(Valentino Rossi finishing up installing the new swing arm)

Ducati News Today reported earlier that Ducati will be making some changes to Valentino Rossi’s Italian race machine for the ucoming MotoGP race.
Valentino Rossi today finished a two-day test at Misano, completing an intense period of work along with the Ducati Team technicians. The Italian turned 80 [...]

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