As the MotoGP™ series awaits its return to action at the Indianapolis Grand Prix on the 19 August, Ducati has announced that its working relationship with Valentino Rossi will conclude at the end of the 2012 World Championship.
Ducati wishes the Italian well for the new challenges that await him, and in the meantime, the team will continue to give its best effort in order to improve over the latter part of the season.
Racing has always been in Ducati’s DNA, and now more than ever, it is integral to the Borgo Panigale company’s product development and image. AUDI shares Ducati’s strategic approach and agrees with its growing commitment to competition.
Therefore, having recently renewed its agreement with American Nicky Hayden, Ducati is in the process of finalizing the team that will take part in the 2013 World Championship, confident that its team and bike will be capable of competing at the highest level.
motogp.com Ducati and Rossi to part ways at the end of 2012