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Party time for Ducati in Bologna

Party time for Ducati in Bologna

Party time for Ducati in Bologna

The recent annual Ducati party in Bologna not only gave the official riders an opportunity to visit the factory at Borgo Panigale, but also a chance to touch base with engineers before meeting Ducati staff in the factory bar and attending the "Rosso di Sera" event.

Having only just returned from their highly successful back-to-back tests of the Desmosedici GP6 in Sepang and Phillip Island, Ducati MotoGP riders Loris Capirossi and Sete Gibernau were able to debrief fully with Director General of Ducati Corse Filippo Preziosi. Later, the pair were joined by official Desmosedici test rider Vittoriano Guareschi and Ducati Xerox Team World Superbike riders Troy Bayliss and Lorenzo Lanzi to meet and chat with factory staff in the "Ducati Bar".

Understandably, workers from the Borgo Panigale plant grasped the opportunity for autographs by swamping all five riders during their visit to the Ducati Bar.

The climax to the riders´ day came at the "Rosso di Sera" party at the Matis Dinner Club in Bologna where well-known Italian journalist Marco Masetti introduced them to massive crowd. They were joined by Ducati Corse Managing Director Claudio Domenicali, the complete Ducati MotoGP Team and Ducati Xerox Team personnel.

MotoGP, 2006

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