Tag Archive: Ducati

Nov 08

Ducati call upon WorldSBK stars at EICMA

Italian factories premiere attracts attention from around the world

Thoughts are already turning to the 2018 season and with the world famous EICMA underway this week in Milan, Ducati were the first manufacturer to give a preview of their new motorcycles which will take the world by storm next year.

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Oct 22

Double Jerez win sealed by champion Rea (updated)

At the Pirelli Spanish Round

KRT man wraps up a successful Round 12 in Spain with another win and is joined on podium by Ducati pair Melandri and Davies.

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Sep 15

Portuguese WorldSBK Day 1 –  Rapid Rea leads the way on day one

Reigning Champion fastest man in Portugal, ahead of Ducati pair 

Portuguese WorldSBK Day 1 -  Rapid Rea leads the way on day oneA late hot lap in FP2 on Friday afternoon at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal gave the reigning World Champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) the top spot on the timesheet, more than half a second clear of his nearest rival.

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Sep 14

How have the manufacturers fared in Portugal?

Following a years break from Portimao, we take a look at how the manufactures have performed in the past

Aprilia is one of the three most successful manufacturers around Portimao, alongside Ducati and Kawasaki: all have won 4 times here. The amount of podium finishes Aprilia have secured are 10, the last one in 2015’s Race 2 which was a third position from Leon Haslam.

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Sep 08

Ducati unveil new V4 engine in Italy

Italian factory reveal their new engine set to make the WorldSBK in 2019

Ducati have showcased their new 90° V4 engine, as they explain their plans to introduce the engine into the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship in 2019, which has been designed to power the standard production bikes made by the Italian factory.

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Aug 20

German WorldSBK Day 3 – Davies dominates to take double in Germany 

Davies dominates to take double in Germany 

German WorldSBK Day 3 - Davies dominates to take double in Germany Ducati secure double podium with Rea continuing podium run. Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) wrapped up a superb weekend on Sunday with his second victory of the Prosecco DOC German Round in Race 2, whilst Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) also secured podium results. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 20

Davies completes double victory in Germany

Ducati man seals maximum points in Germany in Race 2, with Rea and Melandri following him across the finish line

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) wrapped up a superb weekend on Sunday with his second victory of the Prosecco DOC German Round in Race 2, whilst Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) also secured podium results.

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Aug 11

Barbera tops FP1 from Dovizioso

Ducatis top the timesheets as action opens at the Red Bull Ring

Hector Barbera (Reale Avintia Racing) took to the top late on in FP1 after dueling for P1 throughout the session, ending up only 0.088 ahead of Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) after the number 4 had his fastest lap cancelled for exceeding track limits.

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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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Aug 03

Davies’ Ducati Domination

Welshman impresses in front of infatuated Italian fans

Round Five of the championship took place around the historical circuit of Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, where the tight and twisty nature of the circuit makes it a difficult one for riders to perfect.

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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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May 25

Ducati find “positive solutions” at Barcelona test

The Ducati riders concentrated mainly on the search for an optimal set-up for the Catalan race

Recent track time at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya saw the Borgo Panigale factory leave satisfied as the paddock heads for Mugello. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 19

Davies tests Ducati GP17

Ducati rider gets a taste for the MotoGP machine

Following on from an incredible weekend at his team’s home round at Imola, which saw Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) take the double victory for Ducati, images have surfaced of the British rider testing the GP17 around the iconic circuit of Mugello. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 13

Italian WorldSBK Day Two – Davies registers dominant win in curtailed race 

Imola Circuit Day Two

Italian WorldSBK Day Two - Davies registers dominant win in curtailed race At his team’s home round Ducati man Davies scores runaway win from pole, with Rea and Melandri also on the podium in a shortened race.

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May 07

Inch-perfect Pedrosa unrivaled in 3000th race

Gran Premio Red Bull de España

Dani Pedrosa and his team celebrate the victory in the 3000th raceRepsol Honda rider makes history once again – with a first podium for Lorenzo at Ducati. Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) took an impervious victory in his home Gran Premio Red Bull de España, storming away from his first pole position since Sepang 2015 and never looking back.

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Mar 19

VFT Racing to make wild card appearances in WorldSBK for 2017

Italian team to return to class this season

VFT Racing have announced they will participate in MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship rounds across the 2017 season in wild card appearances, aboard a Ducati machine. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 11

Viñales and Rossi take back Day 2 in Losail

Movistar Yamaha top as Ducati reveal drastic “aero-fairing”

Viñales and Rossi take back Day 2 in LosailMaverick Viñales was second on the first day of the #QatarTest, but the fastest man in Valencia, Sepang and Phillip Island struck back in style to top the timesheets on Day 2 – edging Movistar Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi with a lap quicker than Andrea Dovizioso’s (Ducati Team) Friday best.

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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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Feb 01

Viñales continues pre-season domination at Sepang

MotoGP Official Test Sepang – Day 3

MotoGP - Viñales continues pre-season domination at SepangMovistar Yamaha newcomer finishes the first test of 2017 fastest. First it was Ducati test rider Casey Stoner, then Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Andrea Iannone – but it was the fastest man from the Valencia test, Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), who hit back on Day 3 to head the timesheets.

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Jan 30

Stoner on top for Ducati as rain cuts Day 1 short in Malaysia

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

Stoner on top for Ducati as rain cuts Day 1 short in Malaysia Ducati Team test rider and double FIM 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.

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