Andrea Iannone
Jul 20

MotoGP: Ducati Confirms Rider Lineup For 2015

Cal Crutchlow is staying with Ducati for 2015. (Photo: Getty Images)

Cal Crutchlow is staying with Ducati for 2015. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ducati Team rider Cal Crutchlow has confirmed that he will stay with the Italian factory in 2015, where he will continue riding alongside Andrea Dovizioso.

At the World Ducati Week 2014 event at Misano on Saturday, Crutchlow attended a press conference alongside the likes of MotoGP Project Director Paolo Ciabatti and Ducati Corse General Manager Luigi Dall’Igna.

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 31

MotoGP: Marquez Takes Mugello Pole To Extend Perfect Run

Marc Marquez has won all six poles in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez has won all six poles in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Having taken MotoGP pole at the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM on Saturday afternoon, Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) heads the grid again for Sunday’s sixth race of the year, with Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing) and Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) also featured on the front row.

A 1:47.270 lap gave Marquez his sixth consecutive pole this year and his seventh successive top grid spot including Valencia last year, as his perfect form continued.

May 30

MotoGP: Marquez Fastest On Wet Friday At Mugello

Marc Marquez set the fastest time on Friday at Mugello Circuit. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Marc Marquez set the fastest time on Friday at Mugello Circuit. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

As the premier class action on the opening day of the 2014 Gran Premio d’Italia TIM concluded at Mugello, light rain restricted the riders’ activity – with Marc Marquez fastest on Friday courtesy of his FP1 best time.

Some late timed laps in FP2 for the MotoGP riders saw Ducati Team’s test rider and wild card this weekend Michele Pirro top with a 2:05.435 in the mixed conditions, with only Nicky Hayden (Drive M7 Aspar), Alvaro Bautista (GO&FUN Honda Gresini) and Hiroshi Aoyama (Drive M7 Aspar) joining him on a relatively meaningless afternoon timesheet.

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.