Archive for the 'MotoGP' Category

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 […]

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.

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 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.

Ducati Replaces Corse General Manager

Ducati has announced the appointment of Mr. Luigi Dall’Igna as the new General Manager of Ducati Corse. Having played key roles for many years in both MotoGP and World Superbike championships, 47-year-old Mr. Dall’Igna has acquired significant experience in the world of motor sport.

Yonny Hernandez Replaces Ben Spies

Starting from today’s official IRTA test at the Misano World Circuit, the Ignite Pramac Racing Team’s Ducati Desmosedici GP13 will be ridden by Yonny Hernandez, currently racing with the Paul Bird Motorsport team, replacing Ben Spies.

Ducatis Bring Up the Rear During San Marino Qualifying

Qualifying day at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli proved unsatisfying for the Ducati Team, with Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden posting times that will have them starting tomorrow’s GP di San Marino e Riviera di Rimini from the third and fourth rows, respectively.  The Pramac Racing riders followed making 4 Ducatis at the back of […]

Ducati Riders Qualify on Third Row at Silverstone

Ducati factory riders Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden improved their free practice times by over a second during qualifying for the British MotoGP at Silverstone but the scorching track record pace out front meant they qualified on the third row for tomorrow’s race.

Ducati Previews Silverstone MotoGP

This week finds the MotoGP teams and riders traveling to the British Grand Prix, the twelfth round of the 2013 championship and—after Indianapolis and Brno—the final race in a busy tripleheader.