Tag Archive: Ducati

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 »

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 »

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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Jan 21

Lorenzo: “I’m counting down the days to Sepang!”

Ducati Team’s new arrival on first impressions and future intentions

Ducati launch: Lorenzo and Dovizioso’s DesmosediciAfter two days on the black-liveried Desmosedici in the Valencia test as he prepared to make the switch from Yamaha to Ducati, Jorge Lorenzo wore red for the first time at the 2017 Ducati Team launch as he introduced their challengers for the new season, alongside new teammate Andrea Dovizioso.

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Nov 23

Andrea Dovizioso will race in Valencia behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo

The official Ducati Team MotoGP rider will participate in the sixth round and in the World Final in Pro-Am class

Andrea_Dovizioso_Lamborghini_Accademia For the occasion the Huracán will have a special livery designed by Centro Stile Lamborghini. Among the over sixty Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeos taking part in the World Final in Valencia, there will be one in particular to be carefully monitored. It will be the car number 100 “dressed” in a very original livery and its driver is a famous champion on two wheels. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Ducati signs manufacturer agreement with Dorna

Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana

Ducati signs manufacturer agreement with Dorna Bologna-based Italian manufacturer Ducati, which has been a permanent fixture of MotoGP™ since 2003, has signed a new five-year manufacturer agreement with Championship promoters Dorna. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Shell helps power Ducati to Malaysian glory

Shell is continually developing Shell Advance Ultra with PurePlus Technology race lubricant and Shell V-Power race fuel

Andrea Dovizioso wins the Shell Malaysia Grand Prix Andrea Dovizioso took first place in the Shell Malaysia MotoGP after a thrilling win that saw Ducati and Shell add to the success they have achieved together in partnership in the premier category of the sport since 2003. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

2017 MotoGP™ pre-season dates and details!

Recent provisional calendar for next season followed up by pre-season testing details for 2017

2016-09-04-0083 The 2017 pre-season is set to begin in traditional style with the Valencian post-GP test, which will take place on the 15th and 16th November and see riders debut their colours for the season ahead – including Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) getting his first taste of his new Ducati.

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Jul 28

WSBK: The future of Ducati: Davies stays – Melandri returns

Veteran rider back in the WorldSBK paddock to partner Championship contender Davies

Marco Melandri is set to make a return to the World Superbike paddock in 2017, as the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team announce the Italian as partner to staying talent Chaz Davies. Davies was widely expected to stay with the Borgo Panigale factory as has been officially confirmed to be doing so. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

WSBK: Lausitzring test underway

Teams taking part in private test in Germany ahead of Round 10

The summer break hasn’t quite arrived for some of the WorldSBK paddock, as a host of teams are taking part in a private test at Eurospeedway Lausitz ahead of the Pirelli German Round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship.

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Jul 20

MotoGP™ riders complete first day in Austria

The hills were alive with the sound of MotoGP™ machines as Ducati dominated the first day of private testing in Austria

Near ideal conditions welcomed the majority of the MotoGP™ World Championship to the Red Bull Ring for a private test ahead of Round 10. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Dovizioso leads the charge in MotoGP™’s 250th race 

The Motul TT Assen is a historic round for the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship for a number of reasons

MotoGP - Andrea Dovizioso podium Not only is it the first time a race will be held on a Sunday at the track, but it is also the 250th race since the four-stroke MotoGP™ class was introduced in 2002. Pole position honours for this most memorable of occasions went to Ducati and Dovizioso, can they return to winning ways in the same race? Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Dovizioso delivers Ducati pole at The Cathedral

Andrea Dovizioso will start from pole position as his teammate, Andrea Iannone, is scheduled to start from last but the weather means anything could happen

MotoGP - Andrea Dovizioso Both FP4 and Q1 had been littered with falls, riders approaching Q2 with a healthy amount of caution during their first laps. The rain had eased but the track was clearly still too wet for slick tyres, resulting in the first wet Qualifying session of the new Michelin era. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

UK WorldSBK “Did You Know?” – Pre-Round stats and facts about WorldSBK at Donington Park

A numbered walk through WorldSBK history at Donington Park

WSBK - Pre-Round stats and facts about WorldSBK at Donington Park 1988 – Donington was the stage of the birth of the Championship, back in 1988: Davide Tardozzi (Bimota) and Marco Lucchinelli (Ducati) split wins on the 3rd of April. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Spectacular Hayden wins in the wet (updated)

Kentucky Kid takes his first ever WorldSBK victory in stunning wet weather display

Spectacular Hayden wins in the wet Honda World Superbike Team rider Nicky Hayden crossed the line in Sepang on Sunday to take his first ever win in World Superbike. The American, a rookie in the class, took off from the pack in a supreme display of speed and control in difficult conditions. Ducati’s Davide Giugliano came home second after a late charge, ahead of reigning Champion Jonathan Rea. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Davies completes Ducati double at home (updated)

Aruba.it rider takes a second stunning win of the weekend

Ducati title challenger Chaz Davies threw down the gauntlet to Championship leader Jonathan Rea in Race 2 at Imola as the Welshman again lead off the line from pole position and took a commanding victory. Kawasaki Racing Team’s reigning Champion Rea crossed the line second despite struggling with some issues, heading teammate Tom Sykes over the line once again. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

WSBK: Chaz Davies on top on day 1 at Imola (updated)

Ducati rider flies the home flag for Italian manufacturer at home

Chaz Davies remained on top of the timesheets at the end of FP2 on Friday, with a 1’47.014 seeing him head Kawasaki Racing Team riders Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea.

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Apr 25

WSBK: Fortune favours the brave

The track of myths and legends awaits as WorldSBK heads to Ducati heartland

WSBK - Fortune favours the brave Italy is a country steeped in both motorsport history and modern glory, with a passion for motorcycling on another level to many other nations. Two wheeled heroes and motorcycle manufacturers from one of the cultural capitals of Europe make up a gallery that tells its own story, and the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari is a showpiece that crowns the exhibit. Read the rest of this entry »

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