Honda and Casey Stoner discussed the two-time MotoGP champion replacing the injured Dani Pedrosa, but the downside of a short-term comeback outweighed the positives
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Andrea Iannone is determined to ‘keep his feet on the ground’ after claiming a first MotoGP podium on his Ducati Team debut in the Qatar season opener.. Read more HERE at Crash.net!
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"Despite Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso riding quite aggressively at the end of the race as they fought for victory, Valentino was able to set his third-quickest lap on the final lap, while the last lap was Andrea’s quickest of the race."
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Another big winner from the weekend besides Rossi and the Ducati Team? Bridgestone.
Following the Ducati Team’s results at the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar, its fuel allowance has been reduced from 24 to 22 litres.
An official nod to the Ducati team progress.
Yesterday, Ducati fans worldwide tuned in to a race run in the night and were treated to a day like no other. It had been a long time in the making. In the process pride was swallowed, friendships and careers destroyed, help was sought from unlikely places and the total team structure was turned upside down. But the light at the end of the tunnel turned out to be the 3600 bulbs that light the Losail Circuit, where every night since Thursday the Ducati team took to the track on the all new GP15 and looked more and more likely in possession of what could legitimately be described as a track weapon. Frankly it seemed too good too soon.
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Ducati fans, happy to no longer be called "long suffering", the end is here
The winter months are long and empty for MotoGP fans but the pre-season testing is over and the first race in Qatar is upon us. From this weekend until November 8, fans will pack into 18 circuits a...
Not Ducati specific but pretty interesting if you attend races in person where you find yourself info starved and unable to post anything to the web.
Honda has confirmed that Casey Stoner was return to racing for a one off outing at this year's Suzuka 8 Hours. The double MotoGP champion will make his debut at the famous endurance race in July alongside Michael van der Mark and on a Takumi Takahashi on July 26.
“After riding the bike in Sepang a few months ago, I’ve been speaking closely with Honda about the possibility to take part in Suzuka," said Stoner. "It’s always been an event I wanted to do and something I was never able to consider when I was racing in MotoGP, due to our busy schedules, so I’m really looking forward to taking part. The bike is very different to a MotoGP machine, but it will be a new challenge and a chance for me to try something new and unlike what I’ve been used to in my racing to this point.”
Stoner's return for the race has been heavily speculated but the confirmation is sure to see interest in the event surge and for HRC vice-president, Shuhei Nakamoto, the opportunity to have Stoner and van der...
The Dainese archive houses all the suits, secrets and technological innovations that have made motorcycling history over the past forty years. Archived – the fourth episode of the Dainese Webseries – recounts how the work of the brand has changed over the course of the year’s thanks also to the feedback from the professional riders who have always collaborated with Dainese.
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This gives the Archive a special importance. It proves that competition is vital for safety on the road because the innovations that inspired this safety are now worn by motorcyclists the whole world over.
One of many things we have Kenny Roberts Sr to thank for - knee pucks
A Ducati engine in a cruiser chassis? Ducati were not the first people to try this combination when they launched their Diavel behemoth in 2011, back in the 80’s Cagiva had attempted to conquer the American market with their Ducati badged and Pantah engined Indiana, a motorcycle they hoped would combine the best of two worlds.
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I think this quote from the builder is going to make some people smile: "Ducati Indiana for some is not a Ducati, is a Cagiva, but for others it is the best Ducati ever made."