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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

DISASTROUS DAY FOR DUCATI MARLBORO MEN

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Ducati Marlboro Team riders Loris Capirossi and Sete Gibernau had a disastrous day at Catalunya today, both men crashing out in a turn-one multiple pile-up. The crash, which claimed a total of five riders, left Capirossi battered and bruised, with Gibernau suffering concussion and a fractured left collarbone. Marco Melandri, the only other victim of the first-corner melee to sustain injury, … [Read more...]

DUCATI MARLBORO MEN IN THE THICK OF THE ACTION

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Two weeks after a thrilling Italian GP, Ducati Marlboro Team riders Sete Gibernau and Loris Capirossi were back in the thick of the action at Catalunya today. The pair finished the first two sessions eighth and 12th fastest in an ultra-tight first day of practice, but close to the leaders on lap times, with the top 16 riders separated by a mere 1.107 seconds. Capirossi was just 0.596 seconds off … [Read more...]

DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM RETURNS TO SPAIN ON FINE FORM

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The Ducati Marlboro Team visits Spain for the second time this year to contest the Catalan Grand Prix, the seventh round of what's turning out to be the best World Championship since MotoGP kicked off in 2002. This is a big weekend for both the team's riders because Loris Capirossi currently leads the World Championship chase and Gibernau is nicely up to speed for his home GP. At the previous … [Read more...]