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Hayden counting on Italian horsepower at Ducati event

Hayden counting on Italian horsepower at Ducati event

The 2006 World Champion Nicky Hayden arrived in style at this week´s Wrooom event in Northern Italy on Monday, ready for his official presentation as a 2009 Ducati Marlboro rider.

The fashionable new addition to the Ducati Marlboro team for the forthcoming season, Nicky Hayden, arrived in style in the Italian ski resort of Madonna di Campiglio on Monday, pulling into town on a horse-drawn chariot to sign in for the five-day Wrooom festival.

The annual event hosted jointly by Ducati and the Ferrari F1 team will see the American MotoGP star joined by his new team-mate and successor as World Champion, 2007 premier-class title-winner Casey Stoner, at tonight´s official welcoming dinner at 8pm local time.

The two riders are due to take part in a press conference at 10am on Tuesday, before Ducati Corse boss Claudio Domenicali officially unveils the Desmosedici GP9 on Wednesday.

News, photos and video from the annual winter motorsports event in the Dolomite mountain range will be featured on throughout the week.

MotoGP, 2008, Nicky Hayden, Ducati Marlboro Team

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