DUCATI RELEASE FINAL HYPERMOTARD SPECIFICATION

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DUCATI RELEASE FINAL HYPERMOTARD SPECIFICATION May 7, 2007: Final Hypermotard Specifications The Hypermotard takes on urban canyons and mountain curves with total abandon. Its purpose is single-minded – to thrill. The aggressive ‘motard’ styling and stance combine with Ducati Sportbike technology to deliver the best of both worlds.  With a riding position that ensures total control, … [Read more...]

STONER WINS AGAIN FOR DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM

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Ducati Marlboro Team rider Casey Stoner won his third Grand Prix victory of the year in superb style at Shanghai today, extending his World Championship lead to 15 points after four of 18 races. Team-mate Loris Capirossi also enjoyed a stirring ride, coming through from 14th on the grid to finish in sixth position. Stoner grabbed the lead on the second lap and spent much of the race involved in an … [Read more...]

GREAT DAY FOR THE DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM IN TURKEY

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Ducati Marlboro Team men Casey Stoner and Loris Capirossi made a brilliant start to the Turkish Grand Prix today, ending the first day of practice fastest and second fastest. Their pace proves the strengths of the Desmosedici GP7 and shows that Bridgestone has made huge strides forward since last year's race at Istanbul Park. This morning's opening session was run in cool, damp conditions, but … [Read more...]

BAYLISS RETURNS HOME TO MONTE CARLO AFTER OPERATION

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Ducati Xerox Team rider Troy Bayliss has returned to his Monte Carlo home following an operation on his injured hand on Sunday afternoon in the UK. The Australian had a weekend of ups and downs at Donington Park. First on Friday he celebrated his 38th birthday, on Saturday he set pole position and then he high-sided out at Coppice on lap 6 of the first race on Sunday. He was taken to the … [Read more...]

AIRWAVES DUCATI BACK ON TRACK

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Airwaves Ducati return to racing action this weekend in round one of the 2007 Bennetts British Superbike Championship at the 2.6 mile Brands Hatch GP circuit. Both Gregorio Lavilla and Leon Haslam return, with support from title sponsors Wrigley’s Airwaves, for a third consecutive year in BSB. The team enjoyed a successful 2006 winning the Manufacturers title, with Leon coming 2nd and Gregorio … [Read more...]

HODSON LANDS TEST DEAL WITH DUCATI

Former World Superbike champion Neil Hodgson has signed with Ducati to be their official MotoGP test rider. The British rider will replace the injured Shinichi Itoh in the testing role, and he is looking forward to riding the new 800cc bike. "I'm excited to ride one of the 800s," Hodgson told Motorcycle News. "I watched the first GP, never really thinking I'd get the chance to ride … [Read more...]

1098 TAKES DEBUT VICTORY IN FIM SUPERSTOCK WORLD CUP

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Ducati Xerox Junior Team rider, Niccolò Canepa, took the brand-new Ducati 1098 S to a sensational victory on its Superstock 1000 FIM World Cup debut at Donington Park on Sunday. The award-winning 1098 which was launched in Milan at the end of 2006, now leads one of the most competitive production motorcycle championships in the world. Canepa powered into the restarted race from second on the … [Read more...]

DUCATI MARLBORO MEN AIM TO MAINTAIN MOMENTUM

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The Ducati Marlboro Team goes to Jerez aiming to maintain momentum following Casey Stoner's awesome maiden MotoGP victory at the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix on March 10. Last year's Jerez winner Loris Capirossi was out of luck at Losail but is confident he will be back up front in Spain, round two of MotoGP's longest-ever season.   Stoner and his Bridgestone-equipped Desmosedici GP7 … [Read more...]

LANZI’S PODIUM IN RACE 1 SAVES THE DAY FOR DUCATI

Losail (Qatar), Saturday 24 February: It was a difficult start to the year for the Ducati Xerox Team at the Losail circuit in Qatar. In the opening round of the 2007 World Superbike Championship, Troy Bayliss and Lorenzo Lanzi could only manage one podium between them in the two races as Max Biaggi (Suzuki), making his Superbike debut, and James Toseland (Honda) took the first two wins of the … [Read more...]

DUCATI XEROX TEAM PREPARES FOR START OF CHAMPIONSHIP

The Ducati Xerox Team has concluded its pre-season testing schedule with two days at the Vallelunga circuit on the outskirts of Rome, where the penultimate round of the World Superbike Championship will be held in September. For two-times world champion Bayliss, it was his first taste of the Vallelunga circuit, while Lorenzo Lanzi has already raced here in 2003, on the old track before recent … [Read more...]