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Ducati face Ferrari on the ice

Ducati face Ferrari on the ice

Ducati face Ferrari on the ice

It was a challenge on the ice between two and four wheels stars at Madonna di Campiglio. Despite the sub-zero temperature almost five thousand people thronged to the Ice Karting arena at Madonna di Campiglio to take in an exhibition including Michael Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello, Luca Badoer, Loris Capirossi and Carlos Checa.

The organisers of Wroom, the traditional Ferrari meeting dedicated to the specialist press on the snow at Campiglio, is now in its 15th year. This year, the spectators had the rare chance of seeing the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro stars lining up against the Ducati Marlboro Team.

Unfortunately, Carlos Checa was unable to take part in the race, suffering a freak incident before the start. The Spaniard sustained several cuts on his left hand when he touched one of his studded tires. However, the damage shouldn't affect his program as more activities are planned this week in Madonna di Campiglio.

After a few warm up laps the F1 and MotoGP champions put on a breathtaking show, concluding the 20 lap event with a joint finish, a conclusion that both the Wroom organisers and the competitors had deemed suitable.

The race was dedicated to the tsunami hit populations of South East Asia and the funds collected will be donated to the Fondazione Terres des Hommes in Italy.

MotoGP, 2005

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