Ducati auctioned the famous Desmosedici GO10 CS1 which is Stoner’s Phillip Island-winning model. The motorcycle comes without the small fairing winglets as they were removed to reduce lift. The Ducati Desmosedici GP10 CS1 has won the race with an average speed of 175.100 kmph. It will be supplied with a certificate of authenticity from Ducati Corse (racing department), and the new owner will be given a VIP tour of the Ducati factory in Bologna.
At the heart of the bike lies a 200+ hp liquid-cooled, 90-degree 799 cc V-4 four-stroke, desmodromic DOHC engine with four valves per cylinder. The engine is mated on a six-speed cassette-type gearbox with alternative gear ratios available and a dry multi-plate slipper clutch.
In terms of suspension, the Ducati Desmosedici is packed with a front Öhlins upside-down 48 mm front forks and a Öhlins rear shock absorber, adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping.
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Ducati is definitely back in the competition, winning the Spanish leg of the 2010 MotoGP season. And they did it with an additional bonus too, bagging third place in the race. The race was held at the Motorland Aragon circuit in Aragon, Spain on September 19th.
Australian rider Casey Stoner was the hero of the hour for the Italian motorcycle manufacturer, beating hometown hero Dani Pedrosa to the checkered flag. Pedrosa came in a full five seconds behind Stoner in the finish. Completing the victory for Ducati is American Nicky Hayden, who came in third.
With the win, Stoner cut down Ducati’s losing streak in the current MotoGP season. Prior to his win, Ducati was able to get a second place finish at the United States Grand Prix held at Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. The second place finish also came courtesy of Stoner. However, Ducati still remains third in the manufacturer’s standings with 105 points.
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Casey Stoner played a starring role in the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello, where he claimed an outstanding second place following a hard-fought battle with Dani Pedrosa. Unfortunately his team-mate Marco Melandri was forced to retire on the fifth lap after running straight into the gravel when avoiding a stricken Randy De Puniet, who had crashed in front of him following contact with Chris Vermeulen.
Stoner stormed to his first Mugello podium in MotoGP, his third of the season, and a result (...)
The Ducati MotoGP Team ended a four-day spell at the Estoril circuit today with a testing session that took place in warm and sunny conditions, with track temperatures reaching 40ºC.
Stoner worked hard all day and ended the session satisfied with his progress after setting a consistent pace in the 1’37s on race tyres and concluding an intense programme of development in positive fashion. The World Champion now returns home to Australia for a well-earned rest before heading on to China for (...)
The Ducati MotoGP Team concluded their visit to Jerez de la Frontera on Monday with a day of tests that both Casey Stoner and Marco Melandri rated as highly positive, despite the Italian having ended the session early due to a crash.
Melandri was not seriously injured in the crash, escaping with damage to a nail on his left hand, and was just disappointed that he didn’t get to complete an otherwise satisfactory day of set-up work that had only just begun to bear fruit.
Casey Stoner was (...)
Casey Stoner and Marco Melandri lapped sixth and fifteenth fastest respectively on the first day of free practice at Jerez de la Frontera in Spain. Stoner suffered a small crash in the afternoon but he escaped injury and was able to return to action shortly afterwards.
However, the incident was a setback to the World Champion’s set-up work at a circuit that has proved to be one of the most challenging on the calendar for the Ducati MotoGP Team and his fastest time of the day was set in the (...)
Casey Stoner lapped faster than any other rider in history at Phillip Island today, his stunning lap of 1’28.777 coming on the last of three days of tests at his home circuit. The reigning World Champion used a qualifying tyre on his 25th of 51 laps, although his pace during a race simulation was equally impressive. Only his flying lap registered outside the 1’30 mark as Stoner racked up 23 consecutive fast laps with relentless precision. Only the heat of the track in the scorching afternoon (...)
The second day of MotoGP tests at Phillip Island started out in wet conditions today, with intermittent light showers continuing until lunch at one o’clock. Both Ducati MotoGP Team riders took the opportunity to try different things, Stoner completing 11 laps on the damp track to confirm the performance of his latest engine spec in these conditions whilst Marco Melandri enjoyed positive feedback from the GP8 as he rode it for the first time in the wet, completing 35 laps.
The sunshine dried (...)
Bright sunshine and 25 degrees celsius temperatures provided perfect conditions for Casey Stoner and Marco Melandri as they took to the Phillip Island circuit for the first of three days of testing alongside the majority of MotoGP teams in Australia.
It proved to be a positive day for both Ducati MotoGP Team riders, who recorded impressive lap times on a race setting. Stoner racked up 29 laps in 1’30 whilst experimenting with set-up and tyres, giving highly encouraging feedback on the new (...)
Day one at Wrooom - MotoGP Press Ski Meeting 2008 was action-packed with a press conference attended by reigning World Champion, Casey Stoner, and his new team mate, Marco Melandri, wearing the official Ducati MotoGP Team gear for the first time. The Ducati Desmosedici GP8 launch was set in the breathtaking scenery of Madonna di Campiglio in the Trento Dolomites. The two riders ceremoniously broke an ice sculpture to reveal the new bike in its 2008 livery and tomorrow, Ducati Corse CEO and (...)
Casey Stoner did not take part in the final day of testing at Jerez as a result of the crash yesterday afternoon in which he injured the ligaments in his left shoulder. The pain intensified during the night and Stoner, in agreement with the team, decided to return immediately to Australia for further medical checks and to begin treatment.
The early return home means that Casey will not be able to attend the celebrations for Ducati’s World MotoGP title victory this weekend in Bologna, which (...)
Ducati has confirmed that they will have Casey Stoner’s World Championship winning MotoGP bike on display at this year’s International Motorcycle Show. Alongside Casey Stoner’s all conquering Ducati GP7 will be the World’s first MotoGP Replica for the road - the Desmosedici RR.
Casey Stoner and his Ducati GP7 helped secure the World Championship at the Japanese Grand Prix and have so far taken his race wins to 10 and has scored in all 17 rounds, with just the final round at Valencia this (...)
With an 85-point advantage, Casey Stoner rider of the Ducati Marlboro Team, claimed another victory in the San Marino Grand Prix at Misano.
Stoner overtook Chris Vermeulen (Rizla Suzuki MotoGP) and John Hopkins (Rizla Suzuki MotoGP). Loris Capirossi, Stoner’s team mate from Ducati Marlboro Team took the 4th place.
Carlos Checa (LCR Honda RC212V) fancied his chances here after a successful testing stint at Brno. And despite some technical troubles that prevented him from qualifying as high (...)
The current leader of the Moto GP championship “threatened” his rivals that his Ducati could be even faster at the race from Misano, Stoner launched this after this weekend won the Czech Grand Prix from Brno.
Stoner has currently 60 points and he has won 7 races from a total of 12. His latest victories were at the American Grand Prix and as we said earlier at Brno. The young rider says that the Italian team made a few steps further and the competitor will see these in the race from Misano. (...)
Ducati Marlboro Team rider Casey Stoner put in a faultless display in front of 141,000 fans at Brno today, winning the Czech Grand Prix to extend his World Championship advantage to 60 points. Team-mate Loris Capirossi came in sixth after an entertaining tussle with several other riders.
It was another perfect weekend for the awesome Australian who dominated both days of practice, secured pole position and then led from start to finish, leaving his rivals floundering in his wake and (...)
Casey Stoner, the current leader of the Championship, took the pole position ahead of the two Repsol Honda motorcycles.
The Ducati Marlboro Team rider overtook the Honda motorcycle driven by Nicky Hayden with 0.280 seconds. Dani Pedrosa, Hayden’s team mate followed them closely finishing on the 3rd place.
John Hopkins, had been one of the few riders to get close to Casey Stoner in the practice session, but the Suzuki rider wasn’t so lucky in the qualifying session, finishing on the 4th (...)
Casey Stoner qualified in the pole position for the German Grand Prix. The leader of the championship set a time of 1:22.384 with his Marlboro Ducati.
Dani Pedros, finished the qualifying session on the second place with his Repsol Honda after he overtook Marco Melandri on his Honda Gresini.
Randy de Puniet finished on the 4th place with his Kawasaki, but ended disastrously the session when he crashed against the barriers after a run through a gravel trap.
John Hokins qualified his Rizla (...)
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 of (...)
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 (...)
The Ducati MotoGP Team have reached an agreement with Casey Stoner to take part in the 2007 MotoGP World Championship, with an option for the following year.
The start of a new era for MotoGP, which will see 800 cc bikes taking the place of the 990 cc powered machines, also marks the start of a fresh chapter in Ducati.
Following the first positive tests carried out with the Desmosedici GP7, the Borgo Panigale-based team are looking to the future with confidence and have decided to offer (...)