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 […]
Ducatisti have a new Italian MotoGP racer to cheer for after Andrea Dovizioso continued his impressive form on the Ducati GP13 in Qatar, narrowly missing qualification on the front row at his first attempt. Bring on the race.
At Valencia on Sunday, Valentino Rossi took his last ever laps on a Ducati MotoGP racer. For next season Ducati fans look to Ben Spies, Andrea Ianone, Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden for inspiration. Here is a final look at the 9 time World Cjhampion as a Ducati factory rider.
Tomorrow, Valentino Rossi will have his first ride on a Yamaha M1 in two years. During those two years he has disappointed on the Ducati but whether it is his reputation or Bologna’s that will take the biggest hit depends on just how fast Vale is when he is reunited with the bike he so […]
Valentino Rossi finished his career with Ducati as her began. Initial promise led to dashed hopes. After the wet warm-up session, in which Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden had found a good rain setting, the precipitation stopped and the MotoGP race started with a track that was only damp.
As we wait for the final MotoGP of 2012, several sources are indicating that new Ducati owners Audi are behind the planned replacement of Filippo Preziosi as the manager responsible for Ducati’s MotoGP project.
Qualifying practice for the GP de la Comunitat Valenciana was particularly challenging for the Ducati Team. With just one hour of time—the qualifying session itself—on a completely dry track, Nicky Hayden found a setup with some positives, though he still had some difficulty turning.
Nicky Hayden turned the fastest lap of the first practice session in the rain at Valencia. In the second session which was almost dry he was 3rd but behind Randy De Puniet who used the final round of the season to be the first rider to post the fastest time in a session on a CRT […]
After a much-deserved weekend off, the Ducati Team heads to Valencia for the season’s fourth race to be held on Spanish soil and, more importantly, the final round of the eighteen-event MotoGP championship. Valentino Rossi will swing a leg over the Ducati for the last time as will Pramac Racing’s Hector Barbera.
Valentino Rossi hasn’t won a race since he joined Ducati’s MotoGP factory team 2 years ago and is unlikely to break that drought when he swings a leg over the Ducati Desmosedici GP12 for the final time next weekend in Valencia for the final MotoGP of 2012.