The sixth round of the 2013 World Superbike championship brought a solid result for Team SBK Ducati Alstare and rider Carlos Checa today at the Portimao circuit, with the Spanish rider closing race two in sixth position.
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Despite a management shakeup and Audi’s investment, the first test by Ducati factory racers Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden of the laboratory Ducati GP13 campaigned by Michele Pirro showed little sign of an imminent break through.
Max Biaggi today concluded an interesting two-day test on the Pramac Racing Team’s Ducati Desmosedici GP13 at the Mugello circuit. After being away from MotoGP racers for 8 years there was never any chance that Max would set any records.
Team SBK Ducati Alstare’s riders, Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini, were pleased with the progress made today at the Portimao circuit in Portugal, having completed first qualifying just a few tenths of a second from the frontrunners.
After withdrawing from races during the Monza and Donington rounds of the World Superbike Championship, Ducati rider Carlos Checa will be hoping to be able to compete in 2 solid races during this weekends meet in Portugal
As many enthusiastic supporters looked on from the Ducati Grandstand, both Ducati Team riders posted their best dry results of the year today at Mugello, with Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden riding their Desmosedici GP13 machines to fifth and sixth places, respectively, in the TIM Italian Grand Prix.
Ducati Team rider Andrea Dovizioso turned in an emotional performance during qualifying at Mugello, the Italian manufacturer’s home track, posting an inspired final lap in the Q2 session that put him on the front row for tomorrow’s TIM Italian Grand Prix. Meanwhile, grip problems limited teammate Nicky Hayden to eighth-best, and the American will start [...]
Pramac Racing’s Ben Spies return to MotoGP after a 5 week break was short lived as the American has decided to withdraw from this weekend’s Italian MotoGP due to continued weakness in his shoulder.
With a $1,000 reduction in the RRP being announced from today, the new retail price of the Monster 659 ABS is $12,990 inc GST, but excluding applicable on road costs, making the Learner Approved model even more attractive and accessible to aspiring Ducati owners.
The Pramac Racing Ducati team is not having a good start to the season. Both of their riders have injuries with Ben Spies who didn’t race at Jerez to now miss Le Mans and Andrea Iannone to have surgery before the next race.