The Italian Dream Comes True – Rossi at Ducati

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Ducati signed a two year contract with the nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi starting in 2011.

This unique combination of the Italian multiple World Champion Rossi and the traditional Italian Team Scuderia Ducati Marlboro opens a new and exciting chapter in MotoGP history. PUMA as a proud supplier of the Scuderia Ducati Malboro team is looking forward to a successful future together with this incredible Italian combination.

Gabriele Del Torchio, President of Ducati Motor Holding commented that “Valentino Rossi is a paragon of excellence in the world of motorcycling, coherent with our Italian company which is a standard-bearer for “made in Italy” excellence. These are key values for success in technology, design and sportsmanship. In addition to the strong and passionate intent of both parties, this agreement has been made possible by the committed support of our shareholder Investindustrial and all the sponsors associated with the Ducati Marlboro Team, sponsors which have believed in this opportunity and share and support our choices.”

Furthermore Filippo Preziosi, Ducati Corse General Director added that “Valentino is a great fan of motorcycles and so it has always been a pleasure for me to listen to his opinions. Until the Valencia GP he will remain a competitor, one so great that he has always given a special value to our victories, but as soon as he rides the Ducati for the first time, we will work together on every single detail that will develop a bike capable of showing his huge talent. Working with Valentino is one of the most exciting things for every Engineer and it’s good to know we will have this great opportunity next season.”