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Checa identifies 'good base setup' for Moscow WSBK round

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Alstare Ducati's Carlos Checa has said that the base setup he found during testing should translate well to racing.
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Ducati 1098S - Shed X ‘Malizia’  Custom

Ducati 1098S - Shed X ‘Malizia’  Custom | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

The genesis for the latest to roll out of Sydney’s Shed-X came almost a year ago, when their first build, a wicked café/street hybrid dubbed ‘Bastardo’, caught the eye of a potential buyer. The buyer had a problem, though. To free up some cash for ‘Bastardo’ he needed first to sell his mint 1098S, but in a flooded market he was getting little joy. At about this juncture we can assume the term ‘trade-in’ was uttered. And thus ‘Malizia’ was born. "As soon as I test rode the 1098S," Neil from Shed-X explains, "I knew we could do something with it to make it more enjoyable around the streets".

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Laguna Seca Injury Update, Part 2: Iannone Out, Lorenzo To Undergo Medical | MotoMatters.com

The composition of the MotoGP grid at Laguna Seca remains uncertain at the moment, as injuries sustained at Laguna Seca continue to take their toll. On Tuesday, Andrea Iannone announced that he would not be fit enough to race at Laguna Seca, after a CT scan showed up problems with the shoulder he hurt at the Sachsenring.

Iannone had a massive crash at Turn 1, as he accidentally selected the pit lane mapping while braking for the corner, locking up the rear wheel and being thrown from the bike. The Italian dislocated his right shoulder in the crash, and was forced to withdraw from the race in Germany. An examination in Italy revealed a large amount of fluid in the joint, making it impossible for him to race in the US GP, the Italian press service ANSA is reporting.


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Team Pramac much think somebody has a doll with pins in it and their name on it...

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RideApart Review: 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada

RideApart Review: 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how the all-new Ducati Hypermotard SP (an upgraded version of the new Ducati Hypermotard) became my favorite bike. My only problem with it was taking it out of its element and trying to do long stints on the freeway.
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A Ducati, a Lamborghini and a champion of MotoGP | video from Automoto.it

A Ducati, a Lamborghini and a champion of MotoGP | video from Automoto.it | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Andrea Dovizioso abondons his Ducati 1199 Panigale R for a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster. But it is only for a day...

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Dovizioso asks Ducati fans to be patient | Crash.Net

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 “To all the Ducati fans, I say be patient. We're working as hard as we can to improve our competitiveness” - Andrea Dovizioso..  

Ducati's German MotoGP weekend began with Andrea Dovizioso launching the latest chassis (pictured) and finished with the Italian and team-mate Nicky Hayden 30 seconds from victory, in seventh and ninth.

Between them was the top privateer CRT bike of Aleix Espargaro, who Dovizioso held off by less than 0.3s at the line.


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Fan Party! German GP 2013 photo gallery

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Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso meet and greet the German fans!


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Scott Jones In Saxony: Friday Photos From The Sachsenring | MotoMatters.com

Scott Jones In Saxony: Friday Photos From The Sachsenring | MotoMatters.com | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Airbag deployed. Nicky Hayden was one of many, many fallers on Friday at the Sachsenring


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Video by nicky_hayden • Instagram

Better hold on its a bumpy ride. Some skill & luck to get away with that one. #SoreSack
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Web series \ The Arai Story

Web series \ The Arai Story | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
That most illustrious of helmet makers, Arai, is telling its story in video, from company origins and philosophy to construction techniques and corporate culture. It's a fascinating insight into one of the most storied brands in motorcycling.


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Nicky Hayden: MotoGP or WSB in 2014?

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Nicky Hayden’s priority might be to secure a factory prototype ride for the 2014 MotoGP campaign, but the popular American is currently weighing up potential...
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video | Ducati Diavel Strada - MotoGeo Review

New to the Ducati Diavel range for 2013 is the Strada. 

It comes with a large windscreen, panniers and a back rest, turning this powerful machine into the ultimate sports cruiser.

After traveling 2,500miles from LA to Cabo and back in just 6 days, Jamie Robinson gave the Strada a serious road test and here MotoGeo brings you the lowdown.

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GregsGarageTV Show 10 - Nicky Hayden Interview

This video is the third segment of the show #10. MotoGP star and Ducati Factory racer Nicky Hayden joins the show from Italy. Nicky and Greg talk about the r...
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2013 Ducati Diavel Strada First Ride

2013 Ducati Diavel Strada First Ride | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
There maybe not be a more unique touring machine than the 2013 Ducati Diavel Strada but is it worthy of the Strada moniker Read on to find out.
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Hayden hoping for home cheer | Crash.Net

Hayden hoping for home cheer  | Crash.Net | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
 . If home star Nicky Hayden can claim a top for finish on Sunday it will be his best result of the season, and as a Ducati rider at Laguna Seca. 
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Nicky Hayden told no factory Ducati ride in 2014

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Nicky Hayden will not be offered a new factory Ducati contract for 2014.
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Christofer Wilder's comment, July 16, 2013 4:35 PM
I will miss Nicky next year in MotoGP, but I really hope he goes for the WSBK seat. I want to see him race still.
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Video: A $2 Million Dollar Lamborghini Reventon Roadster Races A Ducati 1098 And A Nissan GT-R!

Video: A $2 Million Dollar Lamborghini Reventon Roadster Races A Ducati 1098 And A Nissan GT-R! | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
A $2 million dollar Lamborghini Reventon Roadster, a track favourite Ducati 1098, and a 580hp-tuned Nissan GT-R go head-to-head on a 4km runway with the boys at The BHP Project. Let tire squeal and battle commence.
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What I like here is that they thought it was cool to race a $$$$$ dollar car against a Ducati you can buy all day for in the 10 - 12,ooo dollar range, AND that it was decent race. #KeepingTheRightCompany  

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Twitter / DucatiMotor: All crated up #DucatiTeam at Sachsenring and California-bound!

Twitter / DucatiMotor: All crated up #DucatiTeam at Sachsenring and California-bound! | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
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 The GP Circus is headed our way. It will naver fail to amaze us the size and scope of moving the series all over the world, and the efficiency with which it happens.
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Ducati Team German GP - Sunday's Photos

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Andrea Dovizioso - Ducati Team, 7th
“Speaking from a personal perspective, I’m fairly pleased with the day; all weekend it was very difficult to do a pace in the low 1:23s, so I’m satisfied that I managed to do it for the entire race. Obviously, we can’t be pleased with this result, as we were 30 seconds back, but it’s just further confirmation of our current gap. We couldn’t expect anything else today. We’re working a lot, but again, the bike is similar to the one we started the year with, so it couldn’t be otherwise. I’m not looking for excuses; it’s just the reality at this moment. To all the Ducati fans, I say be patient. We’re working as hard as we can to improve our competitiveness, but it’s not a situation that you can solve race by race or with simple changes to setup.”
 
Nicky Hayden - Ducati Team, 9th
“It certainly wasn’t the race we’d hoped for. I was having a good morning warm-up until I had a crash right at the end. Even though it was a small one, it damaged the frame, so it was best to switch to the other GP13 for the race. I hadn’t ridden that bike much, and I didn’t have the same feeling as with the other one, especially in terms of grip. In the beginning, every time I pushed, the rear would come around on me. It was a long, lonely race. We need to understand what happened, because we had a much better pace than that all weekend, especially with old tyres. It’s a shame because as usual, the guys really gave me their all, and they deserve better than that.”
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Ducati Team German GP 2013 Photo Gallery - Friday and Saturday

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2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak Race Bike

2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak Race Bike | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Another year, and another Pikes Peak race bike from the Falkner Livingston Racing crew to frustrate current Ducati Multistrada 1200 S owners. This gorgeous machine was quick all throughout practice...
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PICS: Dovizioso sends new Ducati flying | Crash.Net

PICS: Dovizioso sends new Ducati flying |  Crash.Net | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Factory Ducati star Andrea Dovizioso had one new chassis to try this weekend in Germany - but it lasted just ten minutes before this accident in morning practice..  

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MOTOGP: SPEED To Feature Two Days Of LIVE USGP Coverage

MOTOGP: SPEED To Feature Two Days Of LIVE USGP Coverage | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

FOX Sports’ SPEED heads to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (Monterey, Calif.) on Sunday, July 21 to highlight two days of live coverage from the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix starting at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT.

On Saturday, July 20, live qualifying for the race begins at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT.

This is round nine of the 18-race 2013 MotoGP World Championship, marking the proverbial halfway point of motorcycle racing’s premiere global series.

A half-hour live pre-race show hosted by long-time SPEED voice Bob Varsha kicks off race day with multiple features; including a profile on defending race winner Jorge Lorenzo, a piece on the breakout season of Cal Crutchlow and a segment analyzing how racers approach the world famous ‘corkscrew.’

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Ducati AirBike

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You don't need 240HP to hit the asphalt. Join the Ducati Air Bike Challenge now for an opportunity to win a paddock pass to an upcoming MotoGP race!
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Yes, seriously. Desk chairs.  Don't look at us, if I started swerving around on mine I'd run over my old dog and knock down a pile of actual Ducati's. Which now that I think of it, might win me a trip. Hmmmmm.

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MotoGP Silly Season Update: How Ducati Became The Hot Ticket

With the start of the summer break coming up in ten days time, contract negotiations are starting to hot up for the 2013 MotoGP rider market. The two race weekends at the Sachsenring and then Laguna Seca will see a frenzy of meetings, horse trading and secret talks as the few open MotoGP seats for 2014 get closer to be being filled.

The biggest problem facing riders looking to upgrade their seat is the scarcity of good seats available, both for 2014 and beyond. The Repsol Honda and Factory Yamaha teams are fully booked through the 2014 season, and even after that, it is hard to see them changing personnel. Jorge Lorenzo has shown he has the potential to win multiple championships for Yamaha, and Marc Marquez looks like doing much the same at Honda. Neither man is showing any intention of going anywhere for the foreseeable future.


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