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Ducati stars to drag race Streetfighters

Hayden, Stoner, Haga, Fabrizio and Bayliss to race at World Ducati Week

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, May. 18, 2010
An all-star cast of Ducati MotoGP and World Superbike racers will compete in a drag race at World Ducati Week 2010.

MotoGP riders Nicky Hayden and Casey Stoner will join WSBK racers Noriyuki Haga, Michel Fabrizio, test rider Franco Battaini, Vittoriano Guareschi and Troy Bayliss will drag race Ducati Streetfighters at Italy’s Misano Circuit on June 12. Other satellite Ducati racers are expected to take part.

The event will be held in a head-to-head, immediate elimination format.

The drag race is part of the festivities planned for World Ducati Week 2010 June 10-13 at the Rimini race circuit.

Nicky Hayden will swap in his Desmosedici for a Streetfighter to drag race against other Ducati racing stars such as Troy Bayliss and Noriyuki Haga at World Ducati Week 2010.

Other activities include official Ducati Xerox WSBK tests, Ducati factory and museum tours, and test rides of new motorcycles including the Multistrada 1200.