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Rossi: Ducati have made big improvements

Valentino Rossi believes Ducati has taken a big step forward with its 2012 bike after an encouraging first day of testing at Sepang. Ducati MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi of Italy takes a corner during a pre-season test at Sepang circuit January 31, 2012.

Behind the scenes at Ducati Corse

Take an exclusive look behind the scenes at the Ducati Corse factory in Bologna to see what engineers and designers have been developing for the 2012 campaign in this very special video.

World Ducati Week 2012

The 7th edition of the World Ducati Week will take place at the Misano World Circuit from 21 to 24 June 2012. It's official: WDW 2012, the event Ducatisti from all over the world can't get enough of is coming to the Misano World Circuit from 21 to 24 June. The first World Ducati Week was held in 1998 to thank all the people who helped make Ducati famous throughout the world and to celebrate their passion for motorbikes and anything Desmo. Always a great chance to party and have fun, in 2012 this event, by now nothing short of a "saga", will celebrate its 7th edition.

The Trouble With The Ducati Desmosedici: An Exhaustive Analysis

Valentino Rossi's move to Ducati was a match made in marketing heaven, the combined selling power of the world's most famous motorcycle racer and the world's most iconic motorcycle brand would surely prove to be a veritable sales steamroller. Casey Stoner had already proven that the bike was capable of winning races - though it clearly had a problem with the front end - and with a seven-time MotoGP champion and the crew that helped him win those titles, success would be quick to come.

Ducati Desmosedici GP12 uses New Aluminum chassis

The use of aluminum chassis for MotoGP 2012 is a radical decision for motorcycle manufacturer from Bologna this. Ducati Desmosedici GP12 was tested for two days (11/8-9/2011) at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia, MotoGP 2012 for the official testing that uses a 1000 cc engine. The new engine will replace the 800 cc engine that has been used for 5 years.