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MOTOGP » Valentino Rossi: Audi ‘counting on me’ at Ducati

Valentino Rossi has given a further indication that he will remain at Ducati beyond the end of this season, after meeting with representatives from the company’s new owner Audi during the German MotoGP weekend.”I spoke directly with the boss of Audi and they have a strong intent about supporting Ducati in the future to regain its competitive […]

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Ducati – Ducati Island – MotoGP Indianapolis 2012

Join us on Ducati Island at MotoGP Indianapolis! Ducati will be back in full force as Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi bring the new GP12 to the grid at The Brickyard. Come cheer on The Kentuky Kid and The Doctor at the 2012 Red Bull Indianapolis GP, August 17-19. Join your fellow Ducatisti on the […]

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MOTOGP: ‘Ducati Now Has A Plan’

Valentino Rossi has been involved in yet another round of crisis talks in a bid to cajole Ducati’s technical boss, Filippo Preziosi, to come up with some new ideas to build a winning bike. Intriguingly, Rossi now claims there is a Ducati plan that has made him “more comfortable.” This just six days after he lamented […]

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Ducati Sachsenring MotoGP Preview

  After the race at Assen last weekend, the Ducati MotoGP team moves on to Germany and the tight and twisty Sachsenring circuit. Valentino Rossi has won 5 times there although he faired poorly last year on his first outing on the Ducati with a 9th place showing.   The Sachsenring is a unique track: short, […]

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2012 Motorcycle of the Year | 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale S

Ducati is a company that values tradition, and for more than three decades, tradition has dictated the Italian manufacturer’s sportbikes have a desmodromic, 90-degree V-twin, tubular-steel trellis frame and rattling, dry clutch. The formula’s effectiveness is indisputable, as the Borgo Panigale-based firm has won no fewer than 14 World Superbike Championships. With such a successful […]

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Assen MotoGP:Cal Crutchlow could suit Ducati, says Valentino Rossi

  Valentino Rossi believes British rider Cal Crutchlow could be competitive on Ducati’s struggling factory Desmosedici machine. The 26-year-old Midlander has been offered a two-year deal to join the Bologna factory after a series of impressive performances with the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team in 2012. Crutchlow’s growing reputation was only enhanced at the recent British […]

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World Ducati Week 2012 at Misano Review Video

The biggest-ever World Ducati Week has just closed with 65,000 Ducati fans from all over the world enjoying four days of bikes and getting close to racing stars like Nicky Hayden, Troy Bayliss and Valentino Rossi. Neil Hodgson was at Misano for MCN to take a look at what World Ducati week is all about. […]

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Pikes Peak Hill Climb postponed due to Colorado wildfire

The 90th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has been officially postponed after race officials met with the U.S. Forest Service yesterday afternoon. The event was originally scheduled to run on July 8th, with technical inspections starting July 3rd, but a wildfire in the area, which began on June 23rd, is less than […]

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Ducati Court Cal Crutchlow

Ducati Corse MotoGP team manager, Vittoriano Guareschi, has admitted that Ducati is interested in having Cal Crutchlow join the red team for 2013. Crutchlow has been performing strongly to date during his second season on the Tech 3 Yamaha satellite machine. Cal is 4th in the MotoGP championship points table this year and, although he hasn’t […]

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Ducati 1199 Panigale RS – Race Ready Superbike

  This is the Ducati 1199 Panigale RS, the bike which will be raced in the British Superbike championship in 2012. The Ducati 1199RS will be used by two BSB teams in 2012, Moto Rapido Racing and Jentin Doodson Motorsport. Ducati UK Managing Director Tim Maccabee said: “It is incredibly exciting to have the very […]

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