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Ducatisti Owe Rossi an Apology

When Valentino Rossi arrived at Ducati in 2011 most Ducati fans had high expectations of the pairing of the most passionate brand in motorcycle racing with the 9 times World champion.  As the excuses mounted and the results failed to come, many fans turned toxic blaming Rossi for Ducati’s woes. With the close of the 2013 […]

Ducati Announces World Superbike Lineup

Ducati has announced that Welsh rider, Chaz Davies, and the Italian, Davide Giugliano, are both now officially confirmed to compete for the Italian manufacturer for the 2014 and 2015 World Superbike seasons. This is an important decision for Ducati, determined to bounce back after a year of disappointing results for the 1199 Panigale, which failed […]

Hayden Hits the Front Row in Japan

He may only have 2 more races of his 5 year Ducati career to go but Nicky Hayden seems determined to go out on a high.  The Kentucky Kid put his Ducati GP13 on the front row for Sunday’s penultimate 2013 MotoGP at Motegi, Japan at times running at the front.

Ben Spies Retires from Racing

Ducati Motor Holding and Ben Spies announced today that the American will not be racing in 2014 after the parties reached agreement to resolve Ben’s current contract with the Italian racing manufacturer.

Ducati to Continue in World Superbikes Without Alstare

By mutual agreement, Ducati and Alstare have decided to terminate their partnership, which started in November 2012. Ducati and Team Alstare have reached the end of a very difficult season unable to achieve the desired results, despite the effort, commitment and resources applied by both parties.

Celebrating Carlos Checa Photogallery

Carlos Checa announcing his retirement was hardly unexpected but we will still miss El Toro.  Carlos had a 20 year long career in World Championship motorcycle racing but he found his ultimate success later in his career and whilst riding for Ducati.  Enjoy this photo gallery celebrating his Ducati MotoGP and World Superbike career.

Ducati’s Worst World Superbike Season Ever

Ducati ended its 2013 World Superbike season with a whimper after neither of its riders last race of the final round in Jerez.  That meant Ayrton Badovini’s 12th place in the title chase is the worst ever for Ducati since the series began.

Carlos Checa Announces His Retirement from Racing

As expected, on the eve of the final races of the 2013 World Superbike championship, taking place at the Andalusian track of Jerez de la Frontera, Carlos Checa, 2011 world champion with Ducati, has announced his retirement from the world of racing.

Carlos Checa to Hang Up his Leathers for Good

Carlos Checa is expected to formally announce his retirement from racing Saturday at a press conference at the final round of the World Superbike championship in Jerez, Spain.  Checa, who took the title in 2011, has been plagued by injury and poor performances on the Ducati 1199 Panigale Superbike in its debut year.

Ducati Previews Phillip Island MotoGP

With a difficult Malaysian Grand Prix having been completed just days ago, the Ducati Team is now in Australia, where they hope for a more positive weekend at Phillip Island Circuit, site of Round 16 in the MotoGP World Championship and the middle leg of a busy overseas tripleheader.