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Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso were back in action in Southern Spain today, completing a one-day private test as they continue to work with the 2017 Ducati GP17.
The duo headed straight to Spain from Qatar, where they took advantage of the first of their five private testing times. Yamaha blocked Lorenzo from running in the private test in November, so Ducati decided to keep the testing day in their pocket to use this week.
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Just in from Ducati. Ducati Island 2017 Info:
~ Ducati Ticket Packages Are Now Available With Exclusive Benefits, Including Track Access
and Infield Parking ~
Cupertino, Calif. (January 19, 2017) –Ducati fans from around the world will gather to experience Ducati Island at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, TX April 21-23 and Laguna Seca in Monterey, CA July 7-9 for their one-and-only MotoGP and WSBK stops in the United States repectively during the 2017 schedule.
Known as a must-stop experience for all race attendees, Ducati Island has grown into the largest Ducati fan activation aside from WDW around the world. The “Biggest Party In The Paddock” returns with the popular Ducati Company Store, presentations by Ducati Master Technicians, along with Ducati’s official lifestyle performance partners. The owner hospitality amenities that riders love will also be there: Ducati Welcome Center, Ducati Gear Check, Ducati Owners Cafe, Ducati Fashion Models, the Scrambler Land of Joy, Ducati Kids, as well as displays for new models from the Monster, Scrambler, Multistrada and Diavel families as well as the heavily anticipated SuperSport.
2017 brings a host of new and exciting passions to the world of Ducati Island; from new Riders with Jorge and Marco, custom X Diavel garages, the offroad land of the Multistrada Enduro, and of course, COTA’s huge headlining entertainment stage on Ducati Island. Additional Ducati activities in Austin and Monterey will be announced as the dates draw closer, but you can expect the unexpected.
Tickets are Available Now! Three-day Ducati Ticket Package for COTA offered at $220, and Laguna Seca offered at $179 per person. Please visit www.ducatiusa.com for additional information and purchase.
Ducati Ticket Package
• (1) Grandstand seat (three-day pass)
• (1) Ducati motorcycle parking pass on Ducati Island
• Exclusive track and paddock access experience
• Parade lap around the COTA and Laguna Seca track for Ducati Ticket Package holders
• Commemorative Ducati gift
All Ducati owners in attendance will receive entry to the Ducati Owners Hospitality area and the ability to check their gear at no cost.
I've already got my flights booked! See you there!
Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali says the Italian marque is under no pressure to win the first race of the new MotoGP season in Qatar.
Don't forget to watch the 2017 Ducati Team Presentation live streaming on January