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Ducati on track with experimental GP12

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Rossi took to the track on day one of the Valencia MotoGP Test aboard a test version of the Desmosedici GP12. read more »

Ducati Team out of Valencia GP in Turn one

Thursday, 1, January 1970

After a positive first two days during the final round of the 2011 MotoGP season, the Ducati Team had an unfortunate and premature end to the Valencia Grand Prix, with riders Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden both being taken out of the race in a Turn 1 racing incident.

Second and third rows for Rossi and Hayden

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden posted the sixth and seventh best times, respectively, in qualifying and they’ll start tomorrow’s Gran Premio Gernerali de la Comunitat Valenciana from the second and third rows of the grid.

Ducati Team starts Valencia weekend well

Thursday, 1, January 1970

The first day of the GP de la Comunitat Valenciana started off well for the Ducati Team, with Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden riding comfortably in the wet conditions that marked both free-practice sessions.

Progress for Ducati Team in Sepang qualifying

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Riding in sweltering conditions, Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi both made solid progress on Day two at the Shell Advance Malaysian Grand Prix, qualifying on the second and third rows, respectively.

Ducati team takes to the slippery Sepang asphalt

Thursday, 1, January 1970

The Ducati Team started its work today preparing the Desmosedici’s setup for the Sepang circuit which, due in part to recent heavy rains, was in far from optimal condition in terms of grip.

Ducati Team continue work on GP11.1 in Malaysia

Thursday, 1, January 1970

After a difficult weekend in Phillip Island, the Ducati Team has arrived in Sepang, eager to continue work on the GP11.1 for the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

Rossi falls out of fifth at Phillip Island, Hayden seventh

Thursday, 1, January 1970

The Iveco Australian Grand Prix was marked by a number of incidents related to the unpredictable weather, including the unfortunate fall of Valentino Rossi on the fourteenth lap.

Second row for Hayden at Phillip Island, Rossi 13th

Thursday, 1, January 1970

In windy, cool conditions on Saturday at Phillip Island, Nicky Hayden rode to his best qualifying position of the year. The American will start from the sixth spot on the grid in tomorrow’s Australian Grand Prix, which is also his 150th GP in the premier class.

Uphill start for the Ducati Team at Phillip Island

Thursday, 1, January 1970

The Ducati Team started its setup work for the Phillip Island circuit today, ending with Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi ninth and thirteenth, respectively.

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Ducati Team Information:

The Ducati Team is the full factory Ducati Corse backed team in the MotoGP Championship. Headquartered in Bologna, Italy, the squad made its re-entry into the Championship in 2003 after a 30 year absence. Running Desmosedici GP11 machinery, the outfit is directed by MotoGP Project Director, Alessandro Cicognani with team management provided by former racer Vittoriano Guareschi, who was Ducati’s chief development rider until assuming the role as team manager in 2010.

In its eighth year of its return to Grand Prix racing, the Ducati MotoGP Team enters the 2011 season with nine time World Champion Valentino Rossi, who made his move from the Factory Yamaha team for his eleventh premier class season. The Italian joins American Nicky Hayden who is in his third year with the Ducati MotoGP Team and his ninth season of MotoGP racing.

Team Management

  • Alessandro CicognaniMotoGP Project Director
  • Vittoriano GuareschiTeam Manager

Valentino Rossi Crew

  • Jeremy BurgessCrew Chief
  • Matteo FlamigniTrack Engineer
  • Gabriele ContiElectronics Engineer
  • Alex BriggsMechanic
  • Bernard AnsiauMechanic
  • Brent StephensMechanic
  • Gary ColemanMechanic
  • Mark ElderMechanic
  • Roberto BrivioCrew Coordinator

Nicky Hayden Crew

  • Juan MartínezCrew Chief
  • Roberto BonazziTrack Engineer
  • José Manuel CazeauxElectronics Engineer
  • Davide ManfrediChief Mechanic
  • Massimo MiranoMechanic
  • Pedro Calvet CaraltMechanic
  • Lorenzo CanestrariMechanic
  • Luca RomanoMechanic
  • Emanuele MazziniCrew Coordinator
  • Bike Info
  • Bike Ducati Desmosedici GP11
  • Engine Four stroke V4, liquid cooled
  • Power More than 200hp
  • Top Speed In excess of 310km/h
  • Chassis Carbon fiber
  • Dry weight 150kg
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  • Suspension
  • Front Inverted forks (Öhlins)
  • Rear Rear shock absorber (Öhlins)
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  • Brakes
  • Front Two 320mm carbon discs (Brembo)
  • Rear Single stainless steel disc (Brembo)
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