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Ducati Motorcycle For F1 Racer

  Posted at 09:45:00 AM
  File under  Ducati Celebrities
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France

Not that he needs one, and probably doesn't even ride one, but two times F1 world champion, Fernado Alonso, the number 1 driver for the Ferrari F1 team, got a nice gift from Ducati.

Ducati and Ferrari have always had a very close working relationship, and to celebrate it, Ducati donated a Desmosedici RR Open link in a new window to the former champ.

ducati desmosedici rr motorcycle fernando alonso

The motorcycle was painted in a combination of Ducati MotoGP and Ferrari F1 graphics, and obviously the color of the motorcycle is red... Ferrari/Ducati red.

Lucky man. I wonder if a Ducati keychain and baseball wouldn't have been a better present?

In 2006, Alonso had made a statement that he could be as fast as Rossi was in a F1 car (source Open link in a new window), so Rossi invited him to a duel. Alonso quickly withdrew his remark. I don't see Ducati clamoring over Alonso to get him to race in a Ducati MotoGP motorcycle, the way Ferrari is courting Rossi to switch to F1....

Via: Motoblog

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