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Austin MotoGP: Dovi ‘Open rules not behind Ducati podium’

“Many people think the new rules give us the possibility to reach this speed but it is not like this” – Andrea Dovizioso. Ducati’s first MotoGP podium since 2012 was the result of genuine improvements and not the new advantages on offer to Ducati under this year’s rules. That is the opinion of Andrea Dovizioso, […]

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Nicky Hayden ponders MotoGP, WSBK options

By Stephen English Nicky Hayden’s future continues to be at the centre of MotoGP paddock speculation. Earlier in the summer Ducati announced that the American would not remain with the squad for 2014, with Cal Crutchlow subsequently confirmed, and since then there have been lots of rumours about where Hayden will ride. The 2006 world […]

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Nicky Hayden Testing the Ducati WSBK at Mugello

Nicky Hayden is in Mugello today, testing the Ducati 1199 Panigale RS13 with Ducati Corse’s World Superbike contingent. The purpose of the day’s track excursion is surely a bid by Ducati Corse to keep Hayden in the Bolognese family, and to give Hayden an idea of the Panigale’s WSBK racing package, as the Kentucky Kid is weighing […]

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Ducati Multistrada Makes It 4 In A Row At Pikes Peak

In case you haven’t already heard the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has come and gone and when all the times were in, it was a Ducati Multistrada putting down the fastest time up the mountain.  This years fastest Ducati pilot was French privateer, Bruno Langlois.  Bruno reached the final podium spot last year scoring his […]

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Ducati Alstare Previews Aragon World Superbike Round

Team SBK Ducati Alstare and riders Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini are all set to continue their quest in this weekend’s second round of the 2013 World Superbike Championship, taking place at MotorLand Aragón in Spain.   Round 1 of the 2013 championship concluded over a month ago at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia […]

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MotoGP Qatar: Race pace a worry for Dovizioso

02/04/2013 Factory Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso believes he should be able to qualify well for this weekend’s MotoGP opener at Qatar but remain concerned over his race pace for the desert contest. The Italian says setup for a fast lap on new tyres is good but the gap over a full distance is still too large […]

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Dovizioso explains Ducati gains, weakness

“I’m really happy about how much we improved with the same bike” – Andrea Dovizioso. Having left the first Sepang MotoGP test feeling ‘every area of the bike’ needed improving, new factory Ducati recruit Andrea Dovizioso made a significant step – and confirmed the big unsolved issue – during the second visit. Over two seconds […]

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Minor medical ‘tune-up’ for Hayden

“Minor tune up last night to clean up some old scar tissue” – Nicky Hayden. Ducati MotoGP star Nicky Hayden has undergone minor surgery on his right wrist. With Ducati not attending next week’s private test at the new Austin circuit, the American has taken advantage of the break before the final official test at […]

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Spies Still Feeling Effects of Shoulder Injury

‘I am not yet at full condition but considering the situation of three weeks ago I am satisfied with what has been done in this second phase of the winter tests’ – Ben Spies Pramac Ducati’s Ben Spies was hampered by the effects of the shoulder injury he sustained at Sepang in October during the […]

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Hayden and Dovizioso Improve on Day 2 at Sepang

Ducati rider Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso made a small step forward during day 2 at Sepang giving them a small ray of sunshine that something is starting work, albeit slowly, as both riders were able to break the 2.02 barrier that had characterized their previous three-day test at the Malaysian circuit. “The good weather […]

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