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Petrucci: I've never ridden a bike so powerful

From www.crash.net

. "I'm happy because I enjoy the team and the bike, but I have to work a lot on my riding style because I've never ridden a bike so powerful and it is difficult to understand the limit" - Danilo Petrucci.  

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Dovizioso: Loss of feeling with front cost us

From www.crash.net

We have worked well all weekend, but in the afternoon there was a strong wind and I lost a bit of feeling with the front" - Andrea Dovizioso
 

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Crutchlow "disappointed" time with Ducati has come to an end

From www.bennetts.co.uk

Cal Crutchlow has said it is disappointing that his time with Ducati Corse has come to an end so fast after his improved pace in the last few races.
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EXCLUSIVE: Cal Crutchlow - Q&A | MotoGP Interview

From www.crash.net

 In this wide-ranging interview, Cal Crutchlow discusses his season with Ducati, his impending move to LCR Honda, his opinion of Jack Miller and more.... Read more at Crash.net!
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Yonny Hernandez gets Ducati support for 2015 MotoGP season

From www.autosport.com

The factory Ducati MotoGP team has taken Pramac rider Yonny Hernandez under its wing and will give him an upgraded Desmosedici for 2015
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MotoGP news: Sepang MotoGP: Injuries sideline Andrea Iannone and Pol Espargaro

From www.autosport.com

Pol Espargaro and Andrea Iannone have both been sidelined by injuries ahead of qualifying for MotoGP's Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang
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Iannone blames gearbox neutral for Pedrosa crash

From www.bikesportnews.com

Iannone said he just couldn't stop...

  The tiny Spaniard launched a tirade at the Italian, saying his behavior was unacceptable and he had to learn to not make such mistakes (click here for story)

 

 

 
 
 

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Phillip Island: THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY

From www.gpone.com

Never underestimate Valentino Rossi, he’s like an unsinkable ship. Crashes for Marquez and Crutchlow, bad mistake for Iannone. “I like the asymmetric front tyre a lot” Marquez said; It was a one-sided love.
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Ducati Team Phillip Island MotoGP Photo Gallery

From www.facebook.com

Cal Crutchlow powers to excellent second place...
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Cal Crutchlow (Ducati Team #35) – 2nd (1’28.642)
“I’m really pleased with the lap time we achieved in the end and second position is great for Ducati: I think we deserved that. It was a decision made at the start of qualifying to go out and push immediately with the ‘rain-ish’ conditions, and I set a good time. Then I changed tyres and went out again and set my best time! Tomorrow I’m sure it’s going to be a long and tough race. Phillip Island is a challenging circuit because the conditions can change every lap. I believe that tomorrow’s race start at 4 pm will make things more difficult because of the cooler temperatures. Hopefully we can use the asymmetric tyre in the front and the same as the other guys in the rear.”
 
Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team #04) – 10th (1’29.088)
“Today we were simply not able to make much improvement with the feeling of the GP14.2, but in qualifying we set some good lap times so that’s quite positive. Tomorrow’s race will for sure be difficult, but we have to believe in our abilities: here at Phillip Island over 27 laps the tyres drop off a lot, and anything can happen.”
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MotoAmerica to support MotoGP and WSBK in 2015

From www.bikesportnews.com

MotoAmerica have announced a tentative early 2015 race schedule which sees the fledgling AMA Superbike series replacement support both the Austin and Indy MotoGP rounds and Laguna Seca’s World Superbike event. 


See more at: http://www.bikesportnews.com/news-detail.cfm?newstitle=MotoAmerica-to-support-MotoGP-and-WSBK-in-2015&newsid=13221#sthash.AMHlBLjx.dpuf

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Iannone crosses the finish line in sixth position; disappointment at the last corner for Hernandez

From www.motogp.net.au

The race at Motegi was an unusual one for the Pramac Racing Team. Andrea Iannone administered well his qualifying result, starting and finishing in sixth position. Yonny Hernandez has fought for tenth place but at the last corner of the last lap Aleix Espargarò literally hit him down. 

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Ducati get first pole position since 2010 courtesy of Dovizioso

From www.motogp.com

MotoGP™ Q2 was another frantic sprint for pole at the Motul Grand Prix of Japan, with the honours taken by Andrea Dovizioso - as Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa also slotted onto the front row – despite a late crash for Pedrosa.
Vicki Smith for Ducati.net:

Congrats to the Ducati Team for a great result!

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The Candid Cal Crutchlow Interview, Part 3 - On Having Jack Miller As A Teammate, And Mental Strength

From www.motomatters.com

In the first part of the interview with Crutchlow, published on Monday, he spoke of his battle to adapt to the Ducati, and of the 2014 season being his toughest year so far. In the second part of the interview, he continued this theme, talking about his struggle to maintain his morale through this, the hardest part of his career, when the results refuse to come. And in this, the final part of the interview, he talks about how mental strength is the decisive factor in motorcycle racing, and discusses Jack Miller's ascent to MotoGP.

For part three click HERE

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The Candid Cal Crutchlow Interview, Part 2 - On Morale, Following Rossi's Example, And Being A Factory Rider

From www.motomatters.com

It has been a very tough year for Cal Crutchlow. Coming off the high of 2013, the year in which he scored four podiums, finished fifth in the championship, and looked certain to score his first win in MotoGP, his season in Ducati has been a massive challenge. Technical malfunctions, crashes, and a battle to find a way around the chronic understeer which plagues the Desmosedici. Crutchlow lingers in the middle of the pack, not fighting at the sharp end. This was not the season which Crutchlow had envisaged when he signed for Ducati.


For part 2 click HERE

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Dovizioso believes Ducati will be competitive in Japan

From www.motogp.com

The Ducati Team is gearing up to tackle this weekend’s Motul Grand Prix of Japan, round 15 of the 2014 MotoGP™ World Championship and the first leg in a tough triple-header, which will continue with two more rounds in Australia and Malaysia over the following two weekends.
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The Candid Cal Crutchlow Interview, Part 1 - His Toughest Year Yet, Adapting To The Ducati | MotoMatters.com

From www.motomatters.com

It has been a very tough year for Cal Crutchlow. Coming off the high of 2013, the year in which he scored four podiums, finished fifth in the championship, and looked certain to score his first win in MotoGP, his season in Ducati has been a massive challenge. Technical malfunctions, crashes, and a battle to find a way around the chronic understeer which plagues the Desmosedici. Crutchlow lingers in the middle of the pack, not fighting at the sharp end. This was not the season which Crutchlow had envisaged when he signed for Ducati.


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Valentino Rossi OK after the great fear

From www.gpone.com

The CAT made at the Hospital has excluded any bloodsheds and Rossi has been discharged and he is staying at his motorhome at the track. Good news has arrived from the Alcaniz Hospital where Valentino Rossi has been brought after breaking too late, touching the astroturf and crashing at turn 7.
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Petrucci on Ducati Pramac in 2015

From www.gpone.com

The Italian rider will join Yonny Hernandez to race Factory Desmosedici next year. The last available Ducati has been taken. Danilo Petrucci next year will race the second bike of Ducati Pramac Team.
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Ducati 'evolution' bike to make debut

From www.magnetimarelli.com

Factory rider Andrea Dovizioso and Pramac's Andrea Iannone will give Ducati's 'evolution' MotoGP bike its debut in this weekend's Aragon Grand Prix.

Designated the GP14.2, the revised bike is the biggest step so far in Ducati's rebuilding effort, as it works to get back to the front of the MotoGP pack after a win drought now approaching four years.

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Ducati Test Rider Michele Pirro to Aprilia? | Ducati.net

From www.ducati.net

Key Ducati Corse MotoGP Development Ingredient Pirro in Play???

In a move that potentially could severely undercut the Ducati Corse development program, Italian media is reporting that Aprilia has contacted Ducati test pilot Michele Pirro regarding a full time position on the Aprilia factory GP entry that deploys in 2015. 


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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net:

Is this Aprilia just plain playing dirty? Hard to see it any other way...

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MotoGP Silly Season State Of Play Post Misano In A Nutshell - Updated

From www.motomatters.com

Misano was the stage for a flurry of negotiating among riders, though much of it was dependent on the fate of Scott Redding. As was previously the case with Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo and Cal Crutchlow, Redding was proving pivotal in which seats would be available. With Redding now firmly ensconced in the Marc VDS Racing team for the next two years, the other seats can start to fill up.

Below is a list of all of the seats currently filled and available in MotoGP, with notes on individual contracts and speculation on who could fill the empty seats.

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net:

Officially right now there are still three open Ducati seats on the 2015 grid...

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