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IndyGP 2013 Sunday | Vicki's View Photos

IndyGP 2013 Sunday | Vicki's View Photos | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
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Stay tuned for the full gallery, Indy this year really delivered a full schedule of things for Ducati fans to do and see...

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Indy secures MotoGP future, Laguna Seca to be axed?

The legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) will remain on the MotoGP calendar in 2014, as doubts have emerged about the future of the Laguna Seca round in California.

Earlier this year IMS management said a decision on whether to go ahead with the final year of its contract with Dorna next season would be decided following this weekend’s race.


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MotoGP will return to the Brickyard next season

MotoGP will return to the Brickyard next season | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced that MotoGP will return to the Brickyard’s 2.6-mile road course in 2014, with an expected race date of mid-August to be announced later.According to a press release from the track, IMS and MotoGP promoter Dorna have begun discussions about a long-term pact beyond next year, which marks the end of the current contract.


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This announcement suggests the Speedway has most likely agreed to an infield repaving project, track condition has consistantly come up as one of the discussion points for a renewed, extended contract

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Rossi talks Crutchlow Ducati move

Rossi talks Crutchlow Ducati move | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Valentino Rossi believes Cal Crutchlow's chances of success at Ducati will depend largely on whether the Italian factory can 'raise the level' of its Desmosedici motorcycle.

Rossi endured the only winless seasons of his career at Ducati during 2011 and 2012, prompting a return to the official Yamaha team.


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IndyGP - Thursday | photo gallery | Vicki's view

IndyGP - Thursday | photo gallery | Vicki's view | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
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Ducati's winning secret | Mat Oxley

Ducati's winning secret | Mat Oxley | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

It’s going to be a weird weekend for Cal Crutchlow. He will be contesting the Indianapolis GP for Monster Yamaha but I suspect that journalists at his daily media debriefs will only be interested in asking him questions about the bike he’ll be riding next year.


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Interview with Kristen Ashley

Interview with Kristen Ashley | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Entmag: When did you start modeling?

 

Kristen Ashley: It’s been so long I’m not sure I remember! Pretty sure I was 13 though.

 

Entmag: What’s your favorite way to get around?

 

Kristen Ashley: As fast as possible in my RS5!

 

Entmag: Tell us 3 things about yourself?

 

Kristen Ashley:

1)    I am obsessed with Audi’s and old school Cadillac’s


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I don't know who she is or what she is famous for but that's her bike and that's good enough for me...

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Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso to appear at Ducati Indy tomorrow (Thursday)

Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso to appear at Ducati Indy tomorrow (Thursday) | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Scheduled for Thursday (tomorrow) August 15th at 7pm                                             

 Ducati Indianapolis                                                                                                                      

629 Northwestern Dr  Zionsville, IN 4607

(317) 337-10984

Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's insight:

This is, as far as I have heard, the only appearance organized specifically for the Ducati Community at Indy this year . See you there! 


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This is, as far as I know, the only Ducati team rider appearance scheduled for the Ducati Community. See you there!

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Moto3: Rossi’s half-brother set for Misano debut

Moto3: Rossi’s half-brother set for Misano debut | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Valentino Rossi's half-brother Luca Marini is set to make his grand prix debut as a wild-card in next month's Misano round of the 2013 Moto3 World Championship..  


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MOTOGP: 3-Year Deal Shows FOX Sports 1 Commitment To Motorsports

MOTOGP: 3-Year Deal Shows FOX Sports 1 Commitment To Motorsports | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Earlier this year, FOX Sports signed a three-year deal with the MotoGP World Championship, renewing a long-running relationship with the world’s most prestigious motorcycle series. On launch weekend, FOX Sports 1 offers fans LIVE coverage from the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, one of three U.S. venues on the MotoGP international circuit. Below is the schedule for MotoGP racing on Aug. 18.


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RIP SPEED Channel... Here's hoping Fox "gets us"  Live Indy GP coverage is a great start.....

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Spy Photo: Ducati 899 Spotted on FaceBook

Spy Photo: Ducati 899  Spotted on FaceBook | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
A Ducati fan on Facebook has snagged this first photo of the forthcoming Ducati 899. Based on the 1199's "frameless" setup, this bike will be equipped with a smaller motor, double-sided swingarm and a lower price tag.


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Motorcycles: Five questions with four MotoGP racers

Motorcycles: Five questions with four MotoGP racers | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

As the motorcycle world championship races gear up for the second half of the 2013 season in Indianapolis, USA TODAY checks in with four racers....


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IndyGP - Saturday Night Flat Track Races | Vicki's View Photo Gallery

IndyGP - Saturday Night Flat Track Races | Vicki's View Photo Gallery | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
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Best place to see the GP teams out and about, Saturday night at the Indy Mile is about the baddast ass racing you will ever see. This is the real deal. Best part of the IndyGP contract renewal might be we get to see another year of the greatest show in racing...

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Ben Spies out of Indy MotoGP - Sport Rider Magazine

Ben Spies out of Indy MotoGP - Sport Rider Magazine | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

American Ben Spies, who was making a long-awaited return to MotoGP racing at this weekend’s Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix, has ruled himself out of the Indy race due to suffering a grade-three separation of his left shoulder after crashing in Turn Four during the Saturday morning practice. Spies’ right shoulder—which forced him to miss three months of the season due to damage suffered in a crash at Sepang last year that required surgery—was apparently uninjured. Although he will see doctors on Monday to determine his recovery period, the severity of the separation of his left shoulder will likely mean the Texan will be out of action for at least three-four weeks at a minimum

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Ben Spies Drag Races Modified Ducati Diavel at Indy- Part 2

Ben Spies Drag Races Modified Ducati Diavel at Indy- Part 2 | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Ben Spies made history on Thursday by performing the first drag-race-style pass of any kind—two or four wheels—on the back straight of the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 2.5-mile oval.

Built by Jeff Nash, owner of Advanced Motorsports Ducati in Dallas, Texas, the radical, open-header Diavelcould be heard on the opposite side of the racetrack. After a short warm-up run, Spies pointed the bike toward Turn 3, clicked the transmission into first gear and laid down a textbook burnout. Moments later, the PramacDucati MotoGP rider disappeared into the heat waves rising off the tarmac.


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Organizers hope to extend MotoGP deal

Organizers hope to extend MotoGP deal | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Organizers are nearing a deal to keep Indianapolis on next season's MotoGP and an announcement could come as early as this weekend.Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles told The Associated Press on Friday that he has met four or five times with Dorna officials about keeping the race.


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I really thought this would be the last Indy but all day we keep hearing the track really wants to keep the race...

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Q&A: Randy Mamola Talks About the MotoGP Season So Far

Q&A: Randy Mamola Talks About the MotoGP Season So Far | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

With MotoGP’s summer break officially underway (and just days away from now concluding), Asphalt & Rubber sat down with Randy Mamola at the finish of the US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca, to get the Grand Prix legend’s perspective on how the 2013 MotoGP Championship was shaping up so far in his eyes. 


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Always enjoy commentary by one of the most informative insiders in the sport. Plenty of good insight on Nicky Hayden's position towards the article end.

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Crutchlow Speaks: No Choice But Ducati

Crutchlow Speaks: No Choice But Ducati | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Cal Crutchlow says he simply had no other choice but to accept the biggest payday of his career to become the latest 'savior' for Ducati's troubled Desmosedici MotoGP project. 

A two-year deal that will secure his financial future and a contract that guarantees his status as factory rider proved irresistible to the 27-year-old Briton. 


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If there was ever a photo worth 1000 words, it's this one.

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Game of HYPE: No-Spill Challenge

Game of HYPE: No-Spill Challenge | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Luke and Aaron are making a mess again! Check out the craziness as both riders compete to see who can finish this challenging course with the quickest time a...
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Fox Sports 1 will launch with DirecTV, Dish and Time Warner Cable

Fox Sports 1 will launch with DirecTV, Dish and Time Warner Cable | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Fox Sports 1 has struck agreements with three major distributors that will ensure that the new cable network will be available in the majority of pay-TV homes when the network launches this Saturday, people familiar with the matter said.
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Ducati 1199 Panigale R review - Telegraph

Ducati 1199 Panigale R review - Telegraph | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Ducati’s flagship 1199 Panigale R, with its gorgeous looks, is breathtaking in many areas – not least its price
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wow amazing
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Desmo Owners Club Dinner | Friday Night | IndyGP

Desmo Owners Club Dinner | Friday Night | IndyGP | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

The food is great, but the seats are limited! A fun evening is planned with fellow Ducati owners from around the world.

INDY DESMO Owners Club would like you to come join us on Friday August 16th in the historic town of Speedway, Indiana home to the brand new Dallara IndyCar Factory, Indy Racing Experience and new home of Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing.

Who's invited and where?

Ducati Club Members Worldwide!
Schedule of events for DOC Dinner:

5:30 - 7:00 Arrive, Registration
7:00 - 8:30 Dinner
8:30 - 12:00 Go enjoy Sprockets On Speedway Bike Show
The cost for the dinner is $30.00 and includes a choice of panini, pasta, salad, non-alcoholic beverage and gelato for dessert. Registered DOC attendees will also receive a gift bag, sponsored by Ducati North America (*if available). Alcoholic drinks are not included but a cash bar will be present.



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Friday night at IMS, this is the place to be.  Located just outside IMS gate 2, this is a fun evening that includes the dinner (with special Ducati parking) the bike show and vendors and the comraderie of a great bunch of Ducati Owners from around the world. I will be there. Can't miss me. Just look for the lady with the "Rooster Doo" neck full of Nikons and say "I saw it on Ductalk!"


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(Doing the track ride?  Come over right after but you have to buy your tickets for this TODAY because tomorrow is the deadline for the club to book the seats)



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Friday night at IMS, this is the place to be.  Located just outside IMS gate 2, this is a fun evening that includes the dinner (with special Ducati parking) the bike show and vendors and the comraderie of a great bunch of Ducati Owners from around the world. I will be there. Can't miss me. Just look for the lady with the "Rooster Doo" and a neck full of Nikons and say "I saw it on Ductalk!"


See you there.......


(Doing the track ride?  Come over right after but you have to buy your tickets for this TODAY because tomorrow is the deadline for the club to book the seats)