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D'Antin Ducati release testing dates

D'Antin Ducati release testing dates

D'Antin Ducati release testing dates

D'Antin Ducati have announced the dates of their preseason testing schedule, confirming that they will lap alongside the factory Marlboro Ducati squad at Sepang and Phillip Island in February. Former World Superbike stars Neil Hodgson and Ruben Xaus will have three days at each circuit as they continue their adaptation to the Desmosedici machine which they both rode for the first time in a shakedown test at Valencia last month. A statement from the team said:

"After having completed their first winter test session in December at the Valencia circuit, the d´Antin MotoGP Team is set to continue its pre-season testing programme on the 11th, 12th and 13th of February 2004, at the Malaysian Sepang circuit. From there both riders - Neil Hodgson and Rubén Xaus - will head on to Phillip Island, Australia, to test on the 17th, 18th and 19th of the same month.

"They will then return to Europe for more work on their new Ducati Desmosedici machines, appearing at the IRTA Test sessions at the Catalunya circuit from March 26th to 28th, and in Jerez on March 31st and April 1st.

This is the complete testing schedule for the d´Antin MotoGP Team, with the season proper getting under way on April 18th at the Welkom circuit in South Africa."

MotoGP, 2003

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