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END-OF-SEASON TRIPLE-HEADER FOR DUCATI TEAM BEGINS WITH GP OF JAPAN

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There are four remaining races before the end of the 2015 Championship and the MotoGP circus is getting ready for the three traditional races held outside of Europe, with visits to Japan, Australia and Malaysia before the grand finale in Valencia.

This weekend, the Ducati Team will be at the Motegi Twin Ring, a track which brings back happy memories for Ducati fans as it was the setting for the 2007 world title win with Casey Stoner.

But that is not the only reason why the Ducatisti can hope for outstanding results from the team from Borgo Panigale. In fact it was on this very track that Andrea Dovizioso achieved an amazing pole position last year, one which remains the fastest lap on the Japanese track, while Andrea Iannone triumphed at the track in the 2011 Moto2 race.

Fresh from the Aragon weekend, where Iannone and Dovizioso finished fourth and fifth respectively, the Ducati Team now has a chance to show its full potential, although this does depend on various factors, given the level of complexity reached by current MotoGP bikes.

So, once again, both Andreas will need all the support that the Ducatisti can give them. This support will be great and enthusiastic in Japan, given the huge popularity that Ducati enjoys in the Land of the Rising Sun. Proof of this lies in the Ducati Grandstand which will provide fans at Motegi with a privileged view point and a kit including a t-shirt, cap and an exclusive flag.

As well as striving to meet fans' expectations as they try to improve on results obtained in 2014, when Dovizioso finished fifth with Iannone in sixth, the Italian pair will try to make the most of this opportunity as they aim to add important points to their championship standings, with Dovizioso just four points from the top 5 and Iannone needing 12 points to move into third place.

At Motegi it will again be crucial to obtain a good position on the grid, given the strong pace that characterises current MotoGP races in the early stages, so the riders will need to stay focused and fine tune their Desmosedici GP15 bikes right from the free practice sessions.

The first and second free practice sessions are scheduled for Friday 9 October at 2.55am and 7.05am CET, while the third and fourth sessions will take place on Saturday 10 October at 2.55am and 6.30am respectively, with qualifying starting from 7.10am. The race will be on Sunday 11 October and starts at 7:00am, meaning an early start for the many Ducatisti in the West wanting to follow the exploits of Dovizioso and Iannone, which gives the riders an even greater responsibility to do well!

Ducati press release October 7th 2015

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for Wemoto News on 07 October 2015 in Racing

Edited By: Daisy Cordell

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