The Jerez de la Frontera circuit, the venue for a fantastic opening round win for Loris Capirossi in the MotoGP championship eight months ago, was also the scene for the final testing session of the year which concluded today.
Good weather conditions allowed the Ducati Marlboro Team and the Test Team to complete the scheduled work load. At the end of the morning, when the track surface had reached a reasonable temperature, the Italian team’s riders went out on the track for the final day (...) > Full story
Loris Capirossi and Casey Stoner were only able to manage a few laps today with the 800cc Ducati Desmosedici GP7.
After a couple of exits apiece late in the morning, when temperatures were suitable for the start of testing, a heavy rain shower forced the Ducati MotoGP Team riders into the pits. In the afternoon, despite the fact that the rain had stopped, the track surface was far too wet to allow testing to continue.
However the forecasts for tomorrow and the day after are good and (...) > Full story
Ducati Marlboro Team riders Troy Bayliss and Loris Capirossi finished MotoGP’s 990cc era in awesome style at Valencia yesterday, storming to a dominant one-two finish in front of a capacity crowd of 129,000 noisy fans.
Ducati’s recently crowned World Superbike champion led from start to finish in a one-off ride replacing the injured Sete Gibernau, while Capirossi came through from third on the first lap to shadow his team-mate to the flag. Along the way Capirossi smashed the lap record, (...) > Full story
On the eve of the final MotoGP race of the season at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit the Ducati Marlboro Team rider Loris Capirossi paid a visit to the base of Luna Rossa Challenge, the Prada and Telecom Italia-backed team that will represent Italy in the 32nd America’s Cup sailing event at the Spanish city.
Located in the America’s Cup port area, the Luna Rossa base was designed by the architect Renzo Piano and it recycles 50 sails used in the last edition of the trophy: 12 mainsails and (...) > Full story
Loris Capirossi has signed again for the Ducatti team, so in 2007 he will ride the Desmosedici another year. Capirossi firt ride the Desmosedici first in 2003 when Ducati made its debut in the MotoGP championship.
Capirossi and Ducati Desmosedici have accumulated 5 Grand Prix victories - including 4 in the last twelve months - 11 podiums and 7 pole positions together over three seasons.
Loris Capirossi said "I am very pleased to renew the agreement with Ducati. The collaboration that has (...) > Full story