MAN Trucks transport Ducati MotoGP Motorcycle Team

In the Italian town of Bologna, seven MAN TGX 18.480 prime movers have been formally handed over to the Ducati MotoGP motorcycle racing team. The trucks will be connected to the team’s trailers to transport the racing motorcycles plus the spare parts and equipment required to compete.

Gabriele Del Torchio, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding Spa, and Paolo Ciabatti, MotoGP Project Director Ducati Corse, as well as Andrea Dovizioso, rider for the Ducati team, were present to accept the Trucks personally from Björn Loose, Director of Marketing for MAN Truck & Bus AG.

The trucks are driven by a D26 common rail engine with 480 hp and equipped with the MAN Tip-Matic automatic transmission. They also have a comprehensive safety package that includes LED daytime driving lights, Xenon headlights, as well as the electronic assistant systems including adaptive cruise control and a lane deviation warning system.

The custom interiors feature lavishly-finished black leather seats, door panels and steering wheels, all embellished with red seams. The upper part of the dashboard is finished in a simulated carbon fibre material.

The GPS navigation equipment is the MAN Media Truck Advanced which ensures efficient routing and first-class in-cab entertainment.

MotoGP is the “Premier League” of the Motorcycle World Championship, with 18 races in thirteen different countries on four continents. Eleven of these races take place in seven European countries (Italy, Germany, Great Britain, France, Spain, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic).

Ducati entered the MotoGP for the first time in 2003 and has since obtained 33 victories, winning the World Championship in 2007 with Australian rider Casey Stoner. The 2013 Australian MotoGP will be held on Phillip Island in Victoria on the 18-20 October.

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