Jan 11, 2013
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Ducati Team gears up for Wrooom 2013
23rd edition kicks off Monday, 14 January at Madonna di Campiglio
Ducati Team to join Scuderia Ferrari for the traditional F1 and MotoGP Press Ski Meeting
Riders from Ducati factory-supported Team Pramac also guests at Wrooom
Borgo Panigale (Italy), 11 January 2013 The Ducati Team is gearing up for the start of Wrooom 2013, the traditional Press Ski Meeting, which will take place from Monday 14 to Friday 18 January, symbolically launching the MotoGP and Formula 1 seasons.
As always the event, which has reached its 23rd edition this year, will take place at Madonna di Campiglio in the Trentino region of northern Italy, the 'heart' of the Dolomites, and will host the MotoGP riders, bikes and Ducati management, along with those of the Scuderia Ferrari F1 team.
Wrooom 2013 opens its doors on Monday, with the arrival of the Ducati Team riders, American Nicky Hayden and Italian Andrea Dovizioso, at Madonna di Campiglio. The following morning, the two riders will hold the first official press conference. In the afternoon they will meet up with the massive crowds of fans that always come to the 'jewel' of the Dolomites for this unique 'Made in Red' event. But from Tuesday afternoon the Ducati Team riders will not be on their own as the 'Special Guests' in this 23rd edition will be Team Pramac, supported directly by the Borgo Panigale factory for the coming season, and who with two riders of exceptional talent, American Ben Spies and Italian Andrea Iannone, will be on the grid at the start of the 2013 MotoGP World Championship.
This terrific line-up of four riders, with an impressive array of titles, experience and talent behind them, will meet and greet the Campiglio crowds and together they are ready to represent Ducati in a MotoGP season that promises to be interesting and full of excitement.
On Wednesday it will be the turn of both Ducati and Ferrari management for their press conference. Expectation is high for the first official quotes from Ducati Corse's new General Manager, Bernhard Gobmeier, who will illustrate the plans for the 2013 MotoGP racing season. Also on Wednesday, the new Desmosedici GP13 machine will be unveiled at a time and place still to be defined. For the first time ever, four bikes, two Desmosedici GP13 of the Ducati Team and two Desmosedici GP13 of Team Pramac, will be officially presented, ready to tackle the 2013 MotoGP World Championship.
Scuderia Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa will be at Wrooom on Thursday, and proceedings come to a close on Friday evening with the traditional exhibition race, featuring the Formula 1 drivers and MotoGP riders competing in karts on a circuit laid out on Madonna di Campiglio's frozen lake, a spectacular Grand Finale for an event that symbolically marks the start of the 2013 racing season.