Ducati Signs Ben Spies and Andrea Iannone for Satellite MotoGP Team

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Ducati has finally announced its worst kept secret that it has signed an agreement with American Ben Spies and Italian Andrea Iannone to compete in the 2013 MotoGP World Championship.

Having already confirmed Nicky Hayden and announced Andrea Dovizioso for the Ducati Team, the Italian manufacturer now reaffirms its confidence in and commitment to the MotoGP World Championship, finalizing its lineup for next season with two riders who are fast and competitive, already protagonists in the MotoGP and Moto2 World Championships.

At the same time, the partnership has been renewed between Ducati and Pramac Racing, which will continue to be entrusted with management of the satellite team. The two riders, who have a direct link with the company, will be supplied with official equipment.

This agreement will enable additional important support in the development of the Desmosedici MotoGP project, offering a further opportunity in the process of improving the performance of the Italian bike.

Source: Ducati Corse

9 Responses to “Ducati Signs Ben Spies and Andrea Iannone for Satellite MotoGP Team”

  1. This is a good thing. But will Preziosi remain at the head of Ducati Corse? This needs to be addressed!

  2. Hell yes!

  3. Ben will set the track alight great choice and decision from Ducati

  4. No loss of irony in MotoGP

  5. Glad someone believes in Ben. Were Yamaha blind or what?

  6. I think Ben has just announced his return to World Superbikes in 2014 after another bad year in 2013

  7. let him prove what he is able to do… like Dovi.. the Rossi episode may help Ducati to understand whats wrong and what to do with theirs news riders

  8. I liked Spies since his days racing a Suzuki in AMA. Now if only Ducati can make the D16 work…

  9. I guess I’ll be the odd one out. I don’t like Spies. Once he starts riding the Pramac I’ll be torn whether to root for (a Ducati) or against him.