Audi may announce Ducati purchase next week – sources

(Reuters) - Volkswagen's (VOWG_p.DE) luxury car division Audi (NSUG.DE) plans to announce the acquisition of Ducati next week, having completed a due diligence assessment of the Italian motorcycle maker, two people familiar with the matter said.

MotoGP Losail: ‘Realist’ Rossi won’t try to re-invent GP12 in 2012

Ducati's Valentino Rossi has vowed to not try and completely re-invent the Desmosedici GP12 this season and will contentrate on improving it, and his chances of winning a MotoGP race in 2012, step by step. The Doctor finished the final pre-season tests just a second off the pace set by Casey Stoner but, more importantly, just six-tenths behind third-fastest man Dani Pedrosa and he says that although it is a big gap, his team now have a setup direction in which to work.
Rossi Jerez Test

MotoGP Jerez test: Rossi finds ‘trust’ in troublesome front-end

Nine-time world champion Valentino has finally found some trust in the front end of his Desmosedici GP12 and, although he feels that rivals Stoner, Lorenzo and Pedrosa are too fast to catch for a podium at the Qatar MotoGP season opener, he hasn't ruled out a top-three finish at other circuits.
Rossi with the Desmosedici GP12 he unwrapped yesterday

Rossi looking for ‘race-by-race’ improvement in 2012

Ducati's Valentino Rossi is looking for race-by-race improvements in the Desmosedici GP12 MotoGP bike he unveiled at the factory yesterday and seems confident he will be able to challenge for podiums in the upcoming season which starts in Qatar at Easter.
DucatiMalaysia.com - Ducati Streetfighter 848 launch in Kuala Lumpur

LAUNCH: Ducati Streetfighter 848

Based on the *original* Streetfighter game bike that adopted the engine from the Ducati 1,098, the new 848-based Streetfighter now comes to us with a few minor tweaks to help it feel a little more user-friendly and allow more riders to become a part of the Ducatista family.