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Dall’Igna to create closer factory-race track connection


One of the key points made by incoming Ducati Corse General Manager Luigi Dall’Igna on his first day in his new role was that a closer relationship must be forged between Ducati’s Borgo Panigale HQ and the staff working at the racetrack. read more »

Hayden on front row for penultimate Ducati race

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Former MotoGP™ World Champion Nicky Hayden showed his quality with a strong performance in the 75 minute qualifying practice at the AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan on Saturday.

Hayden makes the most of bike swaps

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Nicky Hayden enjoyed the one-off bike changes in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix, making the most of an unfamiliar set of circumstances at Phillip Island.

Hayden left on sidelines with engine problem

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Nicky Hayden was forced to pull out of Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix, having parked his Ducati Team bike on the start/finish straight with a smoking engine.

Luigi Dall’Igna to become General Manager of Ducati Corse

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Ducati Corse has announced that Luigi Dall’Igna has been appointed as its new General Manager, officially taking up the position on 11 November. He will replace Bernhard Gobmeier, who will return to Germany with the Volkswagen Group.

Dovizioso approaches Sepang with caution

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Andrea Dovizioso and teammate Nicky Hayden look forward to this weekend’s Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix but, following the Sepang pre-season tests of February, the Italian in particular looks ahead with an element of vigilance.

Dovizioso hits 200 as Hayden remains realistic

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Andrea Dovizioso will celebrate his 200th career Grand Prix start as MotoGP™ returns to MotorLand Aragon this weekend.

Dovizioso and Hayden more optimistic on Friday

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Ducati Team riders Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden reported a more upbeat Friday at Misano and believe they can hope for greater amounts of positivity this weekend than at recent races.

Dovizioso’s first race retirement of 2013

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso was left annoyed to have crashed out of Sunday’s Hertz British Grand Prix, having been involved in a battle with teammate Nicky Hayden and Monster Yamaha Tech3’s Bradley Smith.

Shell renews Technical Partnership with Ducati

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Shell is proud to announce that it is extending its Technical Partnership with Ducati for a further three years, until at least the end of 2016.

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Ducati Team Information:

Ducati's ambitious two-year project with Valentino Rossi came to a disappointing close at the end of 2012, with riders, crews and engineers struggling to turn the Desmosedici into a regular front-runner. After the company takeover by the Audi group, a number of management changes have taken place and Nicky Hayden is now joined by another Italian in Andrea Dovizioso, who along with the American will hope that the German company's influence can make a difference.


  • Bernhard GobmeierGeneral Manager
  • Paolo Ciabatti MotoGP Project Director
  • Vittoriano Guareschi Team Manager

Andrea Dovizioso's crew

  • Christian Pupulin Crew Chief
  • Alberto Giribuola Track Engineer
  • Gabriele Conti Electronics Engineer
  • Michele Perugini Chief Mechanic
  • Enrico Samperi Mechanic
  • Fabio RovelliMechanic
  • Mark Elder Mechanic
  • Massimo Tognacci Mechanic

Nicky Hayden's Crew

  • Juan Martinez Crew Chief
  • Roberto Bonazzi Track Engineer
  • Davide Manfredi Chief Mechanic
  • Jose Manuel CazeauxElectronics Engineer
  • Massimo Mirano Mechanic
  • Pedro Calvet CaraltMechanic
  • Lorenzo Canestrari Mechanic
  • Luca Romano Mechanic
  • Bike Info
  • Bike Ducati Desmosedici GP13
  • Engine 1000cc Liquid-cooled, 90 degree V4 four-stroke, desmodromic DOHC, four valves per cylinder
  • Power Over 235 hp
  • Top Speed Over 330 km/h
  • Chassis Aluminium frame
  • Suspension
  • Front Öhlins inverted 48mm front forks
  • Rear Öhlins rear shock
  • Brakes
  • Front Two 320mm carbon discs two four-piston calipers (Brembo)
  • Rear Single stainless steel rear disc twin-piston caliper (Brembo)