Tag Archive: Ducati team

Oct 15

The duel of Champions: Dovizioso vs Marquez at Motegi

Motul Grand Prix of Japan

The duel of Champions Dovizioso vs Marquez at MotegiThe two men at the top stage a historic duel in the rain-soaked Japanese GP – with everything on the line. In pouring rain at the Twin Ring Motegi, Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) staged one of the greatest MotoGP™ duels of all time, putting everything on the line down to the final lap, and the final corner.

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Oct 13

Game on: Dovi rises to Marquez’ challenge at Motegi

Motul Grand Prix of Japan

Game on Dovi rises to Marquez' challenge at MotegiThe two men at the top of the title fight top the timesheets on Day 1. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) ended Day 1 at the Motul Grand Prix of Japan as the fastest man on track, but the Italian was only 0.043 ahead of his nearest challenger – Championship leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team).

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Sep 24

Tipping the scales: Marquez stamps his authority on Aragon

Fifth win of the year makes it advantage 93, with Rossi taking a top five despite injury – and Lorenzo on the podium

Tipping the scales Marquez stamps his authority on AragonMarc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) took win number five of the season on home turf at MotorLand Aragon, picking off his rivals on the way to the front to make some serious gains as key contenders Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) and Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) finished off the podium. Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) sliced through to second, and Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) made it a Spanish trio on the podium at home as he led from the front before eventually crossing the line in third –  his second podium in red. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

Can Dovizioso double up on home turf?

Gran Premio Tribul Mastercard di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini

The aquamarine shores of the Adriatic are the next port of call for 2017. Throngs of tourists line the beaches and beachside towns of the Riviera di Rimini as they come to bask in the sun of the Adriatic coast, but many descend on the region for another reason entirely: Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, set back from the sea but perfectly placed to provide the best of both worlds. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 13

Unfinished business: Dovizioso vs Marquez to reign the Ring

NeroGiardini Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich

Unfinished business Dovizioso vs Marquez to reign the RingSpielberg hosts an all-time classic as it’s a Ducati vs Honda head-to-head to the line. Some races immediately enter the history books as the flag falls. The 2017 Austrian GP proves one such example, as Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) staged a showcase of the best of the sport, right down to the wire.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 04

Dovizioso makes a late lunge to dominate Day 1

Italian quickest as actions opens in Brno, Ducati debut radical new fairing

Dovizioso makes a late lunge to dominate Day 1Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) shot to the top of the combined timesheets on Friday at the Monster Energy Grand Prix Ceské republiky, going fastest at the end of FP2 by almost four tenths after a late lunge for P1. Jonas Folger (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) was his closest challenger, with Danilo Petrucci (Octo Pramac Racing) in hot pursuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 30

Dovizioso the man to beat on Day 1

GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland

Dovizioso the man to beat on Day 1Championship leader fastest on Friday at the German GP. As well as leading the MotoGP™ World Championship for the first time, Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) topped Day 1 at the GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland to stake an early claim on the top spot this weekend after going quickest in FP1 before rain fell in the afternoon.

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Jun 30

Dovizioso quickest out the blocks in Germany

Ducati rider – and points leader – starts Sachsenring weekend on top

MotoGP - Andrea DoviziosoMotoGP™ Championship leader Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) topped FP1 at the Sachsenring, putting in a late charge to the top after proving a key presence in the top echelons of the timesheets throughout the session. Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) was second by less than half a tenth, ahead of Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team). Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 11

Dovizioso doubles up: Italian scores second win in a week

Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya

Dovizioso doubles up Italian scores second win in a week‘DesmoDovi’ and Ducati go back-to-back in the scorching heat of Barcelona. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) has taken an incredible second win of the season in the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya, making him the first Ducati rider to score back-to-back victories for the Borgo Panigale factory since two-time MotoGP™ World Champion Casey Stoner achieved the feat in 2010.

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Jun 04

Ride of his life: Dovizioso takes magnificent win at Mugello

Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley

Ride of his life Dovizioso takes magnificent win at MugelloMugello may never sleep, but that didn’t prevent a dream Italian GP for the Borgo Panigale factory rider. Italian rider, Italian bike, Italian GP…and the tricolore flew high over the podium at Mugello, as Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso took a magnificent win battling rivals on track and illness off it to cross the line over a second clear of Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and an impressive home podium for second Italian Danilo Petrucci (Octo Pramac Racing). Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 02

Fastest on Friday: Crutchlow steals the spotlight at Mugello

Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley 

Fastest on Friday Crutchlow steals the spotlight at MugelloBrit tops FP2 to take back the timesheets as engines fire up in Tuscany. After Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) led the way in FP1 under the sunny Tuscan skies of the Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley, two-time GP winner Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) struck back in the afternoon to take to the top late in FP2 – just heading ‘DesmoDovi’ by 0.029 on combined times. German rookie Jonas Folger (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) impressed to complete the top three. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 05

The Samurai strikes back: Pedrosa unstoppable on Day 1

Repsol Honda rider tops wet FP1 and dry FP2 on the first day of action in the #SpanishGP

Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) topped a wet FP1 in the Red Bull Gran Premio de España, before conditions improved dramatically for a dry FP2 with the same name at the top.

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May 05

Pedrosa fastest in FP1 as rain hits Jerez

Repsol Honda Team rider tops the timesheets in FP1 at home

Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) was quickest out the blocks in a wet on a run of red sectors and laps, but it was Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) who topped the session by the flag – by only 0.002 from LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow.

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Mar 26

Desert stormed: Viñales draws first blood in 2017

Yamaha vs Ducati as Qatar stages an opener to remember. Showtime? The curtain’s up…

Rain, delays, uncertainty and a decision for a slightly shortened race distance prefaced the 20 laps that then blew the drama out the water: MotoGP™ is back for 2017, and in some style.

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Mar 23

MotoGP: Viñales keeps his view from the top on opening day in Losail

Grand Prix of Qatar – Top gun in preseason shoots first as action opens at the #QatarGP

Maverick VIñales (SPA) refuses to step down from the top of the timesheetsAfter Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) was quickest out the box, it was a familiar scene from preseason by the end of the first track action at Losail International Circuit – Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) on top and Repsol Honda Team’s reigning Champion Marc Marquez in second, 0.596 off P1.
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Mar 12

Four for four: Viñales fastest at the #QatarTest

Movistar Yamaha rider heads the timesheets for the fourth test in a row – with Dovizioso close

Four for four Viñales fastest at the #QatarTestMaverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) completed his royal flush of incredible preseason form by the end of the #QatarTest, taking to the top once again on the final day of testing ahead of lights out for the GP weekend. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) was the closest challenger after also having gone quickest on Day 1, with Repsol Honda Team’s Dani Pedrosa completing the top three on Day 3. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 10

Ducati rider rules the roost as action opens in Qatar

Dovizioso tops Day 1 in the desert

MotoGP - Andrea DoviziosoAndrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) took first blood as the third and final preseason test got underway at Losail International Circuit in Qatar, setting the fastest lap of the night and quicker than new teammate Jorge Lorenzo’s 2016 race lap record. Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) completed the top three. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 06

Tardozzi on Ducati’s first test of 2017

Ducati Team manager satisfied following first sessions of the season

Davide Tardozzi – Team Manager, Ducati Team – says the Borgo Panigale factory is feeling positive in the wake of the first Official Test of the year at Sepang International Circuit, with testing direction led by Andrea Dovizioso as new arrival Jorge Lorenzo settles into life in red. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 30

Stoner on top for Ducati as rain stops Day 1 short

First track action in Sepang ends early with test rider and former Champion fastest

Ducati Team test rider and double MotoGP™ World Champion Casey Stoner led the way at the top of the timesheets on the first day of the first Official Test of 2017 – ahead of Ducati race rider and 2016 Malaysian GP winner Andrea Dovizioso as the Italian factory locked out the top. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 22

Andrea Iannone fuels excitement for the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix

Ducati Team rider Andrea Iannone taking to the track powered by Shell V-Power and Shell Advance Ultra

Andrea Iannone showcasing limited edition Shell Advance lubricant The air was thick with excitement today at the Yazn Enterprise Shell retail station in KLIA where the Ducati Team made a unique appearance in the build up to this weekend’s Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix, 23 -25 October 2015.

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