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Akrapovič and Ducati Corse – a passionate partnership

From www.akrapovic.com

Akrapovič is pleased to announce that it has become an Official Sponsor of Ducati Corse in MotoGP from the start of this season. 


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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net:

This is also the great sounding exhaust that the Spider Grips Pikes Peak team runs on the Multistrada's... 

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Andrea Dovizioso and the new 2014 Ducati MotoGP Team livery - backstage - YouTube

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Dovi and Cal at the photo-shooting with Gigi Soldano, unveiling the new Ducati livery
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Andrew Gosling's World Superbike Phillip Island Testing Shots, Day 1

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net:

And we're off! The 2014 SBK season is finally here...

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MotoGP news: Argentina's Termas de Rio Hondo confirmed on 2014 MotoGP calendar

From www.autosport.com

MotoGP's return to Argentina has been given an official green light after the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit passed final homologation checks
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WSBK 2014 - Back on BeIn Sports

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The 2014 World Superbike kicks off in February, and you can watch the entire season right here on beIN SPORTS.
Vicki Smith for Ducati.net:

These guys did a great job in 2013, happy they are going to be back

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Ducati Announces 2014 Bikes Next Week

From www.autoevolution.com

The media has been receiving official invitations for the Ducati Press Meeting to be held next Thursday at the manufacturer's Auditorium, in Bologna, Italy.
Vicki Smith for Ducati.net:

I miss the drama of the old days, whispers, rumors and EICMA grand reveals. No longer possible, but it sure was cool......

Scott Mulvania's comment, September 9, 2013 12:27 PM
Maybe we will see them at the AIMExpo in Orlando next month.

Silly Season Update: Forward's Privateer Yamaha M1s, Hayden's Future, And Honda's Production Racers | MotoMatters.com

From motomatters.com

With all of the prototype seats occupied for 2014 - barring a contractual bust up between Ducati and Ben Spies, which is only an expensive theoretical possibility at the moment - battle has commenced for the rest of the MotoGP seats regarded as being most competitive. While the factory bikes - the bikes in the factory and satellite teams being raced as MSMA entries - are all taken, the privateer machines - using Dorna spec ECU software and extra fuel - are still mostly up for grabs.


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Forward Racing team courts Hayden and Rea for MotoGP 2014

From www.motorbiketimes.com

Forward Racing is courting a host of new riders for the team's 2014 privateer Yamaha bikes, according its owner Giovanni Cuzari.He told the official MotoGP website that in addition to present riders Colin Edwards and Claudio Corti, he is "speaking with Nicky Hayden, Aleix Espargaro and Jonathan Rea. Rea has also been linked with a 2014 Production Honda ride, while Hayden is on the wishlist of the LCR team to ride the new Production (privateer) Honda.


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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net:

This is what I heard all weekend so I have reason to believe this is correct.  I still don't grasp why the lure of the mid GP paddock would be stronger than the potential of a long happy career as a brand ambassador with Ducati as a SBK rider and eventual "elder statesman". The depth of his Ducati fan base is fairly bottomless, building a new one at Yamaha or rebuilding one at Honda will be difficult.  I suspect he's going to miss all that love. Of course I'm not exactly unbiased.....

Signed,

#69fanforlife

Elton Alwine's comment, August 21, 2013 9:51 PM
I completely agree. While I have almost forgotten about World Superbike the past few years I would almost certainly watch again with Nicky on a Panigale as I would begin to lose interest in MotoGP and its increasingly pro-Spanish onslaught. Why would Nicky want to be like Colin Edwards, fighting for 15th place every weekend?

2014 MotoGP ECU rules updated | Crash.Net

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 The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Dorna, FIM, IRTA and the MSMA, has announced the following decisions regarding the 2014 MotoGP technical rules..  
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