It’s been almost five years since a Ducati rider last won a MotoGP race – Jamie Klein asks whether the losing streak may be about to end this weekend at Mugello.
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Ducati took to the Piazza del Campo in Siena to give fans a show in the days before the 2015 MotoGP battle at Mugello.
The photos that accompany this article are great, they are in the square in Sienna where they have the famous horse race, riding the GP bikes!
Andrea Iannone reckons he’d have been ‘stupid’ to quit Ducati just when the Bologna factory is embarking on a radical re-design of its struggling Desmosedici machine.
The Italian has been promoted to Ducati’s official factory squad for this season after Cal Crutchlow’s shock U-turn to quit and join LCR Honda, just days after committing his future to a Desmosedici last summer.
Had Crutchlow stayed with Ducati, Iannone would have been left in the satellite Pramac squad for a third successive season, though he would have had full factory support having penned a new two-year deal.
Iannone spoke to Suzuki and LCR Honda about a 2015 deal, but he said his dream was always to remain with Ducati.
The 25-year-old impressed in his second season on finicky Desmosedici and scored six top six top finishes, with a best of fifth in Germany, Brno and Misano after an injury ravaged rookie season in 2013.
Iannone, who also claimed five front row starts last season, told MCN: “I thought I was...