Ducati Team kicks off 2013 season at Wrooom

Monday, 14 January 2013

The Ducati Team is gearing up for the start of Wrooom 2013, the traditional Press Ski Meeting, which takes place from today to Friday 18 January, symbolically launching the MotoGP season.

As always, the event, which has reached its 23rd edition this year, is taking place at Madonna di Campiglio in the Trentino region of northern Italy, the 'heart' of the Dolomites, and will host the MotoGP riders, bikes and Ducati management.

Wrooom 2013 opens its doors today, with the arrival of the Ducati Team riders, American Nicky Hayden and Italian Andrea Dovizioso. Tomorrow morning, the two riders will hold the first official press conference and in the afternoon they will meet up with the massive crowds of fans that always come to the 'jewel' of the Dolomites for this unique 'Made in Red' event.

But from Tuesday afternoon the Ducati Team riders will not be on their own as the 'Special Guests' in this 23rd edition will be Team Pramac, supported directly by the Borgo Panigale factory for the coming season, and who with American Ben Spies and Italian Andrea Iannone will be on the grid at the start of the 2013 MotoGP World Championship.

On Wednesday it will be the turn of Ducati management for their press conference. Expectation is high for the first official quotes from Ducati Corse’s new General Manager, Bernhard Gobmeier, who will illustrate the plans for the 2013 MotoGP racing season.

Also on Wednesday, the new Desmosedici GP13 machine will be unveiled at a time and place still to be defined. For the first time ever, four bikes, two Desmosedici GP13 of the Ducati Team and two Desmosedici GP13 of Team Pramac, will be officially presented, ready to tackle the 2013 MotoGP World Championship.

Scuderia Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa will also be at Wrooom, and on Friday evening both them and the MotoGP riders will compete in karts on a circuit laid out on Madonna di Campiglio’s frozen lake.

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