A rather bittersweet day for the Ducati Superbike Team that just missed out on a podium finish in race 1 at Motorland Aragon in Spain.
In this second round of the 2014 Superbike World championship, rider Chaz Davies finished fourth in today’s first Superbike race but crashed in the second race of the day while his teammate Davide Giugliano closed the day’s races in seventh and eighth position.
There are years since we last time saw Ducati on podium, today Andrea Dovizioso showed that we can start on hiping again.
Last time when Ducati took podium was in 2012 at Mugello when many third party factors led to that position, today, Dovi made it to catch a clean 3rd place podium with all the valid contenders in race.
The most important news is that the GPC, taken note of the “surprising” passage of Ducati to the Open category, has decided to restore the Italian Constructor among the Factory entries, however according them the advantage to compete under the 'Open' specs as regards fuel limit, number of engines and tyres.
The winter homework is done for Ducati, Honda and Yamaha, as the Phillip Island test finishes.
Honda confirmed again that is the one to beat this season, Yamaha started to reduce the gap, but Ducati is the one which surprised everyone, even their own staff and riders, no one expected this amount of gap to be reduced o fast.
The International Motorshow at Geneve was the scene where Ducati chose to present their new Diavel, this momend was not chosen like any other but on the Group Night Volkswagen on the 84th edition of the Geneve Motorshow.
The 2014 season will see the return of Ducati (the winners of 31 world titles in World Superbike, composed of 17 Manufacturers and 14 Riders titles) in an official capacity to the World Superbike Championship.
This is the interview Dovizioso gave to gpone.com after 3rd place in Austin.
Ducati is leaving Austin with high hopes and confirmation that they are on the right path regarding the Desmosedici's development. Cal Crutchlow suffered an injury but fortunately he will be able to recover until the next round.
eraDucati 1199 Panigale Superleggera's production started and only 500 units will be made.
Claudio Domenicali couldn't miss this one and took the opportunity to make a short video with Superleggera's start of production, the lightest Superbike in the world will be delivered to only 500 lucky carefully selected owners.
How many of you forgot to put the kick stand in place before leaving?
This guy took his dad's Ducati 996 SPS and turned it into junk after 3 minutes. 5 000 Euro damage? in just 3 minutes? Damn son.. Theoretically the bike doesn't permit that, but, if the switch is old and grumpy, or the wires are cut, or some other kind of a fault, then, you for sure could end up in a shitty situation like this.
The Production Racer that Honda built was ment to be a cheaper GP machine to be provided for the satelite team. No pneumatic valves in the engine, no seameless change in the gearbox and some other features in minus regarding the genuine GP machine, tons of money thrown in this and.. dead last in tests - does it ring a bell?