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Ducati Announces Agreement With Ben Spies and Andrea Iannone for 2013 MotoGP World Championship



Ducati announces that it has signed an agreement with American Ben Spies and Italian Andrea Iannone to compete in the 2013 MotoGP World Championship.

Having already confirmed Nicky Hayden and announced Andrea Dovizioso for the Ducati Team, the Italian manufacturer now reaffirms its confidence in and commitment to the MotoGP World Championship, finalizing its lineup for next season with two riders who are fast and competitive, already protagonists in the MotoGP and Moto2 World Championships.

At the same time, the partnership has been renewed between Ducati and Pramac Racing, which will continue to be entrusted with management of the satellite team. The two riders, who have a direct link with the company, will be supplied with official equipment.

This agreement will enable additional important support in the development of the Desmosedici MotoGP project, offering a further opportunity in the process of improving the performance of the Italian bike.

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  1. Ipal
    Posted on: February 28, 2013 4:57 am

    This seems to be the eternal siouitatn with Italian motorcycle companies. They go out of business, they get resurrected, they get sold, they get re-sold, they get given away (MV Agusta for $1), over and over again. I think maybe Italian passion overwhelms sense.For example, does a company selling 40,000 bikes a year really need to be competing in MotoGP in order to sell bikes?