DUCATI CORSE WORLD SUPERBIKE TEAM EXTENDS SPONSORSHIP WITH XEROX

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Bologna, Italy, October 11th 2006 - The Ducati Corse World Superbike team is extending its title sponsorship of Xerox for a further two years. The renewal comes at the end of a remarkable season for the Ducati Xerox Team, which saw Australian Troy Bayliss crowned World Champion at Imola in Italy on 1 October 2006. Victory in the World Manufacturers' Championship was secured a week later at the … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: 2007 DUCATI SPORTCLASSIC RANGE

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READY FOR 2007, THE SPORT 1000 BIPOSTO, THE SPORT 1000 S AND A NEW TWO-TONE LIVERY FOR THE GT 1000 The SportClassic family, which has met with great success since its first appearance, replicates the styling of the motorcycles built in Ducati’s workshops in the 1970s, characterised by a minimalist, sporting look, with an exposed frame and bodyparts in soft, rounded shapes. To emphasis the … [Read more...]

DUCATI MARLBORO MEN ON FRONT-ROW PACE

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Ducati Marlboro Team riders Loris Capirossi and Sete Gibernau ended day one of the Italian Grand Prix second and third quickest, putting them in quietly confident mood for the team's home race.   The pair performed brilliantly in both today's outings run in cool and changeable conditions, the afternoon session getting underway on a partially damp track, Capirossi and Gibernau preferring to … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: 2007 DUCATI MONSTER S4R TESTASTRETTA

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The Monster 2007 range is now bigger and better with the new S4R Testastretta. This new bike gains the famous 130 Hp Testastretta low sump L-twin engine, previously mounted only on the top version S4Rs Testastretta. Founder of the SR family, this bike takes upon a very important role, coming up alongside the S4R s Testastretta which represents the current performance and equipment … [Read more...]

MIXED DAY FOR YAMAHA AT ASSEN

It was a day of mixed emotions for the Yamaha Motor Italia team in Assen. Andrew Pitt grabbed two superb second places to move up to fourth in the championship but team-mate Noriyuki Haga dropped down to third after he failed to finish either race. The day's first race was wet and, with little more than 15 minutes rain testing in the morning warm-up, was to prove something of a lottery that … [Read more...]

DUCATI MARLBORO MEN READY FOR VITAL TITLE PHASE

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After Loris Capirossi's spectacular win in the Czech GP and with the return of Sete Gibernau, who was forced to miss the Brno race, the Ducati Marlboro Team is now back to full strength again and ready to face up to the Malaysian GP at the Sepang circuit. The Italian squad is enthusiastically heading east for this crucial phase of the MotoGP championship, which will see three races on consecutive … [Read more...]

DUCATI MOTOGP: 20 800cc ENGINES ALREADY BUILT

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Ducati has already built an incredible 20 engines in preparation for next year's new 800cc formula in MotoGP, racing chief Filippo Preziosi has revealed. Twenty engineers are working on the project in five teams, including the areas of engine design, electronics and what he called "the vehicle". Preziosi spoke about the V4 when Loris Capirossi rode the bike for the first time during tests at … [Read more...]

CLASH OF THE SUPERBIKE GIANTS AT BRNO

The seventh of 12 World Superbike events on the 2006 calendar takes place at Brno in the Czech Republic this coming weekend, with the promise of even closer racing than has been witnessed in the first half of this action-packed year. Brno is no stranger to World Superbike competition and offers one of the most majestic venues imaginable, being set in the pine forests above the Czech Republic's … [Read more...]

BAYLISS EXTENDS UNBEATEN RUN TO EIGHT FOR DUCATI XEROX

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Misano Adriatico (Italy), Sunday 25 June:   Troy Bayliss extended his unbeaten run to eight at Misano Adriatico as the first race saw the Ducati Xerox Team rider take a superb win from seventh on the grid. With clinical efficiency Bayliss picked off the six riders ahead of him on the track one by one to take the lead on lap 11 and power to the 25 points. The second race of the day could … [Read more...]

TOUGH TT FOR DUCATI MARLBORO MEN

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Ducati Marlboro Team riders Loris Capirossi and Alex Hofmann endured a difficult Dutch TT today, Capirossi finishing 15th while suffering badly from recent injuries, Hofmann taking a 12th-place finish in his first race on the Desmosedici GP6 after just two days of practice. Capirossi, who led the World Championship going into last Sunday's Catalan GP where he was brought down in a nasty … [Read more...]