The Ducati Xerox Team made a strong start to the weekend’s proceedings in the first qualifying session this afternoon at Monza, with Troy Bayliss and Michel Fabrizio attaining respectively the second and seventh fastest times. Bayliss and his factory squad were able to clock up some consistently fast laps during both this morning’s free practice and the afternoon’s qualifying while Fabrizio spent time learning how best to approach the track on board the Ducati 1098 F08. Troy Bayliss (...)
Troy Bayliss (Ducati Xerox) and his Ducati 1098 F08 took provisional pole in this afternoon’s qualifying session at Assen’s TT Circuit. Despite a bad fall while training on his bicycle in Montecarlo two days ago, Bayliss was the only Superbike rider to lap in under 1m40s today. Dry conditions meant that all riders were nevertheless recording some very quick times with the 19 fastest riders behind Bayliss all lapping within a second of each other. Fellow Ducati Xerox Team rider Michel Fabrizio (...)
The Ducati Xerox Team moves on to Assen for Round 4 of the World Superbike championship this weekend. Having extended his championship lead on board the Ducati 1098 F08 with two second place finishes in front of a record number of spectators at the latest round in Valencia, Troy Bayliss is eager to see his success continue in The Netherlands. Team-mate Michel Fabrizio has also visited the podium at the Dutch TT Circuit more than once in the past and is therefore equally as enthusiastic to (...)
Troy Bayliss and Lorenzo Lanzi were both among the front-runners in the two-day Pirelli test session at the Valencia circuit in Spain on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. It was the first outing for the two reconfirmed riders in the Ducati Xerox Team in view of next year’s championship. Bayliss, this year’s World Superbike champion and winner of the final round of the MotoGP championship here at the end of October, set the third equal time overall with Yukio Kagayama (Suzuki) in 1m34.2s on (...)
Yesterday was a full day for Ducati Xerox Team rider Troy Bayliss, the current World Superbike champion and winner of the last MotoGP race in Valencia. In the morning, the Brigata Aeromobile Friuli in Bologna met with the Ducati Corse Factory Superbike Team. In the afternoon, Troy celebrated the Ducati Xerox Team’s impressive season with the Ducati employees at the Bologna (...)
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, (...)
After a thrilling final race of what has been an amazing season, Nicky Hayden was crowned 2006 World Champion.
Ducati Corse has completed its line-up for the 2007 World Superbike Championship with the announcement that Lorenzo Lanzi will remain with double WSBK champion Troy Bayliss for a second successive year in the Italian squad. 24-year-old Lanzi joined the Ducati Xerox Team at the start of 2006 and despite a difficult year in which he was unable to express all of his potential, Ducati Corse has decided to renew its confidence in the talented young Italian by confirming him for a second year. (...)