Ducati
Jul 8

MotoGP: Sachsenring layout expected to challenge Ducati in Germany

Andrea Dovizioso of Italy and Ducati Team heads down a straight during the MotoGP of Netherlands - Qualifying at TT circuit on June 27, 2014 in Assen, Netherlands.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Andrea Dovizioso of Italy and Ducati Team heads down a straight during the MotoGP of Netherlands – Qualifying on June 27, 2014. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

After the satisfaction of Assen, where Andrea Dovizioso finished second, the Ducati Team now arrives in Germany for the ninth round of the 2014 MotoGP World Championship, which takes place this weekend at the Sachsenring circuit.

The Sachsenring is one of the shortest and slowest circuits on the calendar, but it is by no means an easy track. Its counter-clockwise layout contains several truly difficult curves, as well as a number of ups and downs.

Jun 4

MotoGP: Lorenzo Opens Contract Talks With Yamaha

Jorge Lorenzo wants to stay with Yamaha during his MotoGP career. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo wants to stay with Yamaha during his MotoGP career. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo opened talks with Yamaha for a new contract at Mugello this past weekend and has dismissed rumors that he wants the power to decide his teammate for 2015.

While Lorenzo claims that his “priority” is to remain at Yamaha and become a life-time MotoGP rider with the team, he continues to be linked to rumors of big money Ducati offer.

May 31

Ducati Rockets: Can They Score A Victory At Home Circuit?

Cal Crutchlow will start sixth in the Grand Prix of Italy. (Photo: Getty Images)

Cal Crutchlow will start sixth in the Grand Prix of Italy. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ducati has rolled out a couple of 215 mph red rocket ships for Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix, their home race at Mugello.

But despite the gains from recent engine development a home victory is appears out of the reach of Desmosedici riders Cal Cructhlow and Andrea Dovizioso.

May 24

MotoGP: Ducati Taking ‘Lots Of Steps In The Right Direction,’ Says Dall’lgna

Luigi Dall'lgna talks with Ducati engineers during testing. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Luigi Dall’lgna talks with Ducati engineers during testing. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

The new General Manager of Ducati Corse this year, Luigi Dall’Igna has already been able to enjoy a podium finish as well as a front row start. Following the French Grand Prix at Le Mans, the Italian spoke with motogp.com about the latest developments at Borgo Panigale, the changes with the bike and his relationship with the riders.

It has not been long since you moved from Aprilia to Ducati. With this in mind, how have you settled into your new surroundings?
I am extremely happy with Ducati. I’ve found a group of people who are extremely valuable and the environment is very positive, even though we are facing some difficulties at the moment. We are a tight-knit group, working together in an incredible way in order to try and reduce the performance gap between ourselves and our competitors, Honda and Yamaha. It’s not easy, but we are trying so hard.

May 17

MotoGP: Ducati’s Crutchlow Down On Confidence

Cal Crutchlow qualified 12th for Sunday's Grand Prix of France. (Photo: Getty Images)

Cal Crutchlow qualified 12th for Sunday’s Grand Prix of France. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ducati rider Cal Crutchlow admits he is struggling to regain confidence five weeks after his body bruising crash in the Grand Prix of the Americas at CoTA in Austin, Texas.

Crutchlow fractured his right hand and required recovery time in a hyperbaric chamber.

For Sunday’s French GP at Le Mans Crutchlow has qualified 12th on a day that his Desmosedici teammate Andrea Dovizioso claimed Ducati’s first front row start of season.