DUCATI BOWS TO BAYLISS

FORMER world superbike champion Neil Hodgson has accused current titleholder Troy Bayliss of shutting him out of the Ducati team. Hodgson has no ride next year and believes the Australian has used his influence with Ducati to ensure he is overlooked.   The Briton won the world superbike crown for Ducati in 2003 and moved up to the elite MotoGP series. His two-year spell was a disaster … [Read more...]

DUCATI DESMOSEDICI GP7 UNVEILED AT MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO

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Wrooom 2007, Madonna di Campiglio (Italy), 17th January - The Dolomite mountain scenery of Madonna di Campiglio formed the spectacular backdrop for the official launch of the new Ducati Desmosedici GP7 today. The wraps were pulled off the all-new Italian bike by Loris Capirossi and Casey Stoner, the two Ducati Marlboro Team factory riders who will spearhead the Italian manufacturer's attack in … [Read more...]

BAYLISS (DUCATI XEROX) SETS RECORD PACE IN PHILLIP ISLAND TESTS

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Bologna (Italy), 15th January: Troy Bayliss continued his brilliant pre-season form for the Ducati Xerox team as he set a record-breaking pace in three days of testing at Phillip Island. Riding the latest-spec 999F07, Troy fired in a 1m30.7s lap on the final morning in the cooler conditions, the fastest time ever recorded by a Superbike machine around the Phillip Island circuit, before wrapping up … [Read more...]

DUCATI XEROX TEAM GET DOWN TO DESERT TESTING IN QATAR

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Bologna (Italy), Tuesday 19th December 2006: The 2006 season might have been a successful one for the Ducati Xerox Team but the squad is already hard at work for next year in this week's Pirelli Development Teams test session at the Losail circuit in Qatar. In the session, which is being attended by one selected development team from each of the five manufacturers involved in World Superbike, … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: 2007 DUCATI 1098

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Designed by the racetrack The priority in every step of the 1098 development has been performance first. Every system, every detail and every component has been studied and pared down to its essence and performance increased to the maximum. If it didn’t make the 1098 lighter, faster or deliver quicker lap times, it wasn’t considered. This incredible new machine designed and built in Borgo … [Read more...]

HASLAM & LAVILLA STAY WITH AIRWAVES DUCATI IN BSB

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Leon Haslam, the runner up in the 2006 Bennetts British Superbike Championship, and Gregorio Lavilla, the 2005 British Superbike Champion, have both re-signed with GSE Racing and will compete in the British Superbike Championship for a third successive year in 2007. The team will remain in BSB with continued support from Ducati Corse who will be providing the team with technically improved … [Read more...]

FINAL DAY OF TESTING FOR DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM AT VALENCIA

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The two Ducati Marlboro Team riders set quick times again today to positively conclude the final day of testing for the Italian manufacturer's new MotoGP line-up.     The final day of testing went according to schedule despite lower temperatures than Sunday's race weekend and the presence of threatening rain clouds. Capirossi and Stoner were able to lap all day to … [Read more...]

A DAY THAT WILL GO DOWN IN DUCATI’S HISTORY

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Ducati Marlboro Team riders Troy Bayliss and Loris Capirossi finished MotoGP's 990cc era in awesome style at Valencia today, storming to a dominant one-two finish in front of a capacity crowd of 129,000 noisy fans. Ducati's recently crowned World Superbike champion led from start to finish in a one-off ride replacing the injured Sete Gibernau, while Capirossi came through from third on the … [Read more...]

BARROS SIGNS FOR PRAMAC D’ANTIN DUCATI

The Team PRAMAC D’ANTIN MOTOGP has reached an agreement with ALEX BARROS to take part in the 2007 MotoGP World Championship. Next season, when the 800cc bikes will take the place of the 990cc powered machines in the premier-class, the fast Brazilian rider will have at his disposal the new DUCATI DESMOSEDICI GP7 that already showed to have a good potential during the first tests. ALEX … [Read more...]

CASEY STONER JOINS THE DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM

The Ducati Marlboro Team have reached an agreement with Casey Stoner to take part in the 2007 MotoGP World Championship, with an option for the following year. The start of a new era for MotoGP, which will see 800 cc bikes taking the place of the 990 cc powered machines, also marks the start of a fresh chapter in Ducati.   Following the first positive tests carried out with the … [Read more...]