DUCATI MARLBORO RIDERS WORK ON RACE SETTINGS AT LE MANS

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Ducati Marlboro Team riders Loris Capirossi and Sete Gibernau worked hard to take a sixth and eighth place qualifying slots respectively at Le Mans, giving Capirossi a second row grid position, with Gibernau starting from row three. In the wet conditions in the final untimed session, held in the morning, each rider had shown fine form, a good omen if raceday proves to be wet. In the dry … [Read more...]

DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM BACK IN ACTION ON EUROPEAN SOIL

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Ducati Marlboro Team riders Loris Capirossi and Sete Gibernau return to Europe from a run of three ‘flyaway’ races to contest the French GP, the first of a crucial run of six events at classic European racetracks. Both riders travel to Le Mans hoping for some decent weather after ever-changing conditions plagued their progress at the last two GPs, in Turkey and China. But despite a … [Read more...]

ROSSI SET THE PACE IN CHINA

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Valentino Rossi dispelled question marks about his ability in wet conditions as he went fastest in practice at the China MotoGP. The seven-time world champion produced an excellent display in the rainy weather in Shanghai to set a quickest lap time of two minutes 9.393 seconds. Loris Capirossi went just 0.355 seconds slower on the 5.3km circuit. John Hopkins was third fastest, with Sete … [Read more...]