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Variable weather conditions affect Ducati at Valencia


The final race of the 2012 MotoGP season, at Valencia, was seriously affected by uncertain weather. read more »

Difficult qualifying for Ducati Team at Valencia

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Qualifying practice for the GP de la Comunitat Valenciana was particularly challenging for the Ducati Team. With just one hour of time—the qualifying session itself—on a completely dry track, Nicky Hayden found a setup with some positives, though he still had some difficulty turning.

Third and fifth best times for Hayden and Rossi on wet Valencia track

Thursday, 1, January 1970

The first day of practice for the GP de la Comunitat Valenciana repeated a script that has been seen on several occasions during the 2012 season: uncertain weather conditions, with a track that was wet in the morning and damp in the afternoon.

Ducati Team prepares for season finale in Valencia

Thursday, 1, January 1970

After a much-deserved weekend off, the Ducati Team heads to Valencia for the season’s fourth race to be held on Spanish soil and, more importantly, the final round of the eighteen-event MotoGP™ championship.

Difficult race for Ducati Team at Phillip Island

Thursday, 1, January 1970

The Australian Grand Prix proved to be particularly challenging for the Ducati Team and its two riders, who brought home seventh and eighth place points.

Difficult Phillip Island qualifying for Ducati

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Although precipitation held off until the final few minutes of today’s qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix, the MotoGP riders nonetheless had to deal with chilly conditions for the entire session, which saw Ducati Team racers Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden post the eighth and tenth best times, respectively.

Ducati Team seeks set-up improvement in Australia

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Phillip Island’s typical springtime weather conditions had the MotoGP™ riders dealing with cold wind and occasional raindrops on the first day of practice at the Australian Grand Prix.

Ducati Team embarks on final leg of flyaway tour

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Fresh off an eventful race at the Malaysian Grand Prix, the Ducati Team makes its way to Australia for the final weekend of a three-round overseas stint.

Successful Malaysian GP for Ducati

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the Malaysian Grand Prix, which was marked by very wet conditions.

Difficult qualifying for Ducati in Malaysia

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix left several question marks for both Ducati Team riders, who will have to decide during tomorrow’s morning warm-up session which tyre to use in the race.

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Ducati Team Information:

Last year was one to forget for Ducati, with the arrival of Valentino Rossi turning into something of a damp squib as the riders, crews and engineers struggled to find a suitable set-up for the bike. Several serious modifications were made to the Desmosedici throughout last year, and with no real progress the last few races saw the old engine put in the 2012 frame with one eye on this year. It is hoped that this forward thinking will help the Italian manufacturer regain its spot amongst the front-runners in 2012, and with former champions Rossi and Nicky Hayden on board they are well poised to do so.

Team Management

  • Filippo PreziosiDucati Corse General and Technical Director
  • 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
  • Garry ColemanMechanic
  • Mark ElderMechanic

Nicky Hayden Crew

  • Juan MartínezCrew Chief
  • Roberto BonazziTrack Engineer
  • José Manuel CazeauxElectronics Engineer
  • Davide ManfrediChief Mechanic
  • Massimo MiranoMechanic
  • Pedro CalvetMechanic
  • Lorenzo CanestrariMechanic
  • Luca RomanoMechanic
  • Bike Info
  • Bike Ducati Desmosedici GP12
  • Engine 1000cc liquid cooled, 90 degree V4 four stroke, desmodronic DOHC
  • Power More than 230hp
  • Top Speed In excess of 330km/h
  • Chassis Aluminium frame
  • Dry weight 157kg
  • Suspension
  • Front Öhlins inverted 48mm front forks
  • Rear Öhlins rear shock absorber
  • Brakes
  • Front Two 320mm carbon discs (Brembo)
  • Rear Single stainless steel disc (Brembo)