Ducati MotoGP

  • Honda is hoping Jorge Lorenzo will reveal the strong points of the Ducati Desmosedici GP18.

  • The Spanish riders is joining Honda from Ducati in 2019.

  • Honda hopes to work with Lorenzo to add stability to the RC213V.

Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) hopes to find out more from Jorge Lorenzo about the how the Ducati compares to the Honda RC213V.

HRC Technical Manager Takeo Yokoyama said that he is curious about the Ducati’s strong points when Lorenzo joins the Japanese team from next season.

Repsol Honda factory team rider Marc Marquez is on the way to sealing his fifth MotoGP title, but it doesn’t discount the fact that the Desmosedici GP18 is considered the best all-round bike. It took six victories so far, three each for Lorenzo and his teammate Andrea Dovizioso.

“He (Lorenzo) is a champion, he has ridden many different bikes in the past and he has been always fast. So, I think he can adapt to our bike,” Yokoyama told

“I’m really curious to hear about Ducati’s strong points, what is Honda’s strong points – because that’s what he will say.”

Yokoyama continues, “We will not make a completely different bike. We will not make a bike ‘to the right’ for Marc and ‘to the left’ for Jorge. But slightly different is no problem for us.

However, Lorenzo prefers a stable motorcycle especially during corner entry as he rides the traditional “long arc” style, rather than “point and shoot” like Marquez.

“Maybe one of the things that I’m a little worried he would struggle with is the stability of the bike (Honda). I think you can see from TV that the Honda is many times shaking, dancing, jumping,” admits Yokoyama.

“Probably, he’s not the guy who likes to fight with the unstable bike and from our side I guess we need to make the bike a little more stable than we have now. But also from his side, maybe he needs to adapt to a little more unstable bike.

“If we can do this, and if he can do this, I think we will be successful.”

Lorenzo will get his first taste of the Honda in November during the Valencia post-race test.

Sumber imej:
  • Penunggang MotoGP Ducati, Jorge Lorenzo telah mengalami kecederaan pada kaki kanannya akibat kemalangan yang dialami sewaktu GP Aragon.
  • Dia terpelanting ke udara dan jatuh di atas kakinya.
  • Dia telah mengumumkan bahawa dia akan cuba untuk berlumba di Buriram, Thailand.


  • Ducati MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo suffered injuries to his right foot from the crash in Aragon GP.

  • He was launched into the air and landed on his foot.

  • He announced that he will try to compete at Buriram, Thailand.

Ducati MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo announced that he will try to race in the next round at the Buriram Circuit in Thailand next weekend.

He made the announcement after another round of medical check-ups on his right foot.

Lorenzo was launched high into the air in a highside at the first corner immediately after the start of the Aragon GP last Sunday. He landed awkwardly on his right foot before being clouted twice (fortunately at low speed) by his own bike.

He was stretchered off the track’s runoff area to the Clinica Mobile where he was found to have suffered a dislocated big toe and compound fracture in the second metatarsal of his right foot.

Lorenzo would go on to blame Marc Marquez for the crash through multiple tweets, although his team members disagreed with him (off the record, of course).

Ducati announced that the latest check-up revealed that he’s “recovering well,” although the foot was “still swollen.”

The triple MotoGP champion will assess if the pain is tolerable to race at Buriram.

Ducati report that the latest check showed Lorenzo’s injuries are ‘recovering.

Andrea Dovizioso – Sumber imej: MotoGP
  • Penunggang pasukan pengilang Ducati, Andrea Dovizioso telah menakluki perlumbaan MotoGP San Marino 2018.
  • Penunggang yang menduduki Petak Pertama, Jorge Lorenzo, telah terbabas sewaktu perlumbaan berbakikan dua pusingan.
  • Marc Marquez berjaya mendapat tempat ke-dua dan menjarakkan lagi kedudukannya sebagai pendahulu kejohanan.


  • Ducati MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso controlled the San Marino MotoGP race and won.

  • Pole sitter Jorge Lorenzo crashed out with 2 laps to go.

  • Marc Marquez finished 2nd to extend his championship lead.

Jorge Lorenzo had been fully expected to win the MotoGP class at the San Marino GP after yesterday’s magnificent qualifying, in which he broke the track record twice over.

But it was a different scene during the morning’s warm-up session when Marc Marquez was the fastest, followed closely by the Ducati factory pairing of Andrea Dovizioso and pole-sitter Lorenzo.

That was not the full news, however, as the times of the top 11 riders were covered by less than 1 second.

There was also hope of a revival for the Movistar Yamaha factory team after Maverick Vinalez put his bike third on the grid.

Lorenzo shot into the lead during at the start, trailed by his teammate Dovizioso and the rest of the field. Dovi then started to shadow Lorenzo and finally overtook him on Lap 4. Behind them, Marquez fought his way through the group of riders to break free into third. He rode as hard as he could and caught the Lorenzo midway through the race.

Dovi meanwhile, rode a steady race and started to open up a gap until he was 1.8 seconds ahead of the chasing two.

Marquez made his move on Lorenzo with some fifteen laps to go, but Lorenzo fought back tenaciously. They kept passing and repassing each other but it was Lorenzo who finally made his overtake stick and started to close down on his Ducati teammate with 8 laps to go.

But Dovi managed to react to Lorenzo’s push. Behind him, Lorenzo was in turn pushed on by Marquez. Lorenzo decided to push harder and attempt to catch Dovi but made a mistake and low-sided his bike with two laps to go, handing 2nd place to Marquez.

Cal Crutchlow had broken free and finished on the final step of the podium.

Alex Rins battled with with his ex-Suzuki teammate Vinalez and prevailed to finish 4th. Pedrosa rode a quiet race to finish 6th while Rossi crossed the line in a lowly 7th.

Marquez extends his championship lead with 201 points, from Valentino Rossi who has 142 and Jorge Lorenzo with 130 points.

Andrea Dovizioso has confirmed his seat with the Ducati MotoGP squad for 2019 and 2020.

The deal between the two parties was confirmed last night ahead of the HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France.

The future of Jorge Lorenzo is still uncertain at the moment.

After quite a number of riders confirming their seats for the 2019 and 2020 MotoGP seasons like Johann Zarco with KTM and Aleix Espargaro with Aprilia, the long-awaited extension for Andrea Dovizioso and Ducati has finally been confirmed, folks. (more…)

  • Ducati telah menjual lebih daripada 55,800 motosikal di seluruh dunia pada tahun 2017 (55,871 secara keseluruhannya) yang mana ianya merupakan peningkatan kecil dari 55,451 pada tahun 2016.
  • Pengeluar dari Itali tersebut meneruskan trend peningkatan jualan positifnya bagi lapan tahun yang lalu.
  • Ducati telah merancang untuk terus meningkatkan lagi margin jualannya mereka pada tahun ini dengan model 2018 mereka yang mana di antaranya merupakan motosikal yang dinanti-nantikan, Ducati Panigale V4.


Ducati sold over 55,800 bikes worldwide in 2017 (55,871 in total) which is a slight increase from 55,451 back in 2016.

The Italian manufacturer continues with its upward positive sales trend for the past eight years.

Ducati plans to continue to increase their sales margin this year with their 2018 models which include the highly-awaited Ducati Panigale V4.

Image source: MotoGP

Ducati is proud to deliver the positive news that they have successfully delivered a total of 55,871 motorcycles to their customers around the globe. While most manufacturers are reporting a slight decrease in sales margin, Ducati saw a slight increase in sales figures compared to 2016 where they sold 55,461 units. (more…)


  • Shell Advance bersama dengan Lazada Malaysia serta Minuman Tenaga Monster telah menganjurkan satu sesi ‘meet & greet” yang amat istimewa bersama dengan penunggang pasukan pengilang Ducati MotoGP, Jorge Lorenzo.
  • Para peminat serta pemenang-pemenang peraduan atas talian Shell Advance Lazada Malaysia telah dihadiahkan dengan satu sesi perjumpaan dengan juara dunia MotoGP tiga kali berkenaan.
  • Penunggang kelahiran Sepanyol itu cukup gembira melayani permintaan swafoto dan tandatangan daripada para peminatnya.


Shell Advance together with Lazada Malaysia and Monster Energy Drinks organised a very special meet and greet session with Ducati MotoGP factory rider, Jorge Lorenzo.

Fans and winners of the Shell Advance Lazada Malaysia online contest were rewarded with a get together with the three-time MotoGP world champion.

The Spaniard rider was more than happy to entertain his fans with autographs and selfies.

Shell Advance together with the collaboration of Monster Energy Drinks rewarded a group of MotoGP enthusiasts with a special meet and greet session. With who, you ask? It was none other than three-time MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo of the Ducati MotoGP factory squad! (more…)

  • Beli minyak enjin motosikal Shell Advance di Lazada Malaysia dan anda berpeluang untuk bertemu Jorge Lorenzo.
  • Pembeli atas talian berpeluang untuk memenangi perjumpaan eksklusif bersama dengan penunggang Ducati tersebut, tiket MotoGP™ dan juga cermin mata Oakley.
  • Tempoh peraduan dari 3 hingga 29 Oktober 2017.


  • Buy Shell Advance motorcycle engine oil on Lazada Malaysia and you could Meet Jorge Lorenzo

  • Online shoppers stand to win exclusive meeting with the Ducati rider, MotoGP™ tickets and Oakley eyewear

  • Contest period from 3-29 October 2017

Buy Shell Advance Oil on Lazada Malaysia and Meet Jorge Lorenzo. Bikers nationwide can now purchase the complete range of Shell Advance motorcycle oils in full convenience from the Shell Malaysia Official Online Store on Lazada Malaysia, the leading e-commerce platform in the country.

Every purchase of the officially-sourced Shell Advance motorcycle oil will be delivered right to the customer’s doorstep in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak. You can visit the Shell Malaysia Official Online Store on Lazada Malaysia by clicking here.

In conjunction with Shell Advance’s online debut and the upcoming 2017 Shell Malaysia MotoGP™, online shoppers and avid fans of MotoGP™ will have a chance to bag exclusive giveaways* with purchase of Shell Advance products:

  • From 3-20 October, purchase one pack of Shell Advance and two cans of Monster Energy Drink via Lazada Malaysia and be in the running for the Grand Prize of a special invitation to an exclusive meet-and-greet session with Ducati rider Jorge Lorenzo on 25 October 2017.  Only 100 lucky winners will enjoy this privilege.  The First Prize is one (1) Hillstand ticket and a welcome kit at Sepang International Circuit (SIC) for 150 lucky winners while 20 winners will take home the Second Prize of one (1) limited edition Monster Recon backpack each.
  • Also from 3-20 October, purchase any of one pack of Shell Advance Ultra or Ultra Scooter and receive one (1) Hillstand ticket and a welcome kit at Sepang International Circuit (SIC), on a first-come-first served basis
  • From 25-29 October, purchase one carton of Shell Advance Ultra with PurePlus Technology or Shell Advance AX7 for a chance to win a pair of Oakley eyewear personally autographed by Jorge Lorenzo.

Shell Lubricants General Manager for Malaysia and Singapore, Baljit Singh, said that the company’s continued collaboration with Lazada Malaysia following the successful launch of Shell Helix passenger car motor oils in August was further proof that it was working hard to meet their customers’ needs.

“We are now providing convenience to bikers all over the country who want nothing less than complete protection for their bikes’ engines that only Shell Advance can offer. Buying from the Shell Malaysia Official Online Store, you can ’outride’ any unpredictability or uncertainty about the quality or authenticity of the product. Best of all, you could be rewarded with a memorable meeting with the Ducati’s Jorge Lorenzo or tickets to the Hillstand at SIC that has been reserved exclusively for Shell this year,” he said.

Baljit also expressed delight that Shell Advance and Shell Helix products through its Shell Malaysia Official Online Store will be part of Lazada Malaysia’s Online Revolution shopping extravaganza this coming 11 November 2017.

The annual event is the biggest online shopping fest in Southeast Asia. Themed ‘Shop the Universe’, shoppers in six countries can look forward to millions of products from around the world at ‘out-of-this-world’ prices.  This year, for the first time, the offerings will include genuine, officially-sourced Shell Advance motorcycle engine oils and Shell Helix passenger car motor oils.

“We are thrilled to extend our collaboration with Shell Malaysia with the introduction of the Shell Advance range of motorcycle oils on our platform. Bikers across Malaysia can now enjoy unparalleled access to genuine products online with just a few clicks of the button. We look forward to the introduction of more products and services at the Shell Malaysia Official Online Store even we gear ourselves for the our biggest campaign in November, the Online Revolution,” said Hans-Peter Ressel, Chief Executive Officer of Lazada Malaysia.

Please click here to visit the Shell Malaysia Official Online Store on Lazada Malaysia.

You may also click here for our recent 3000km test and review of the Shell Advance Ultra with PurePlus Technology SAE 10W-40 Fully Synthetic engine oil by clicking here.



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