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Japanese MotoGP: Ducati team manager to run Rossi's Moto3 team

Ducati MotoGP team manager Vittoriano Guareschi is to leave the squad and run Valentino Rossi's new Moto3 team.

A statement has been released by Rossi's 'VR46' company confirming the appointment, however Ducati are yet to comment.

Former racer and MotoGP test rider Guareschi has been at Ducati for 13 years, being promoted to team manager in 2009.

Although present during Rossi's disappointing two-year spell at Ducati, Guareschi remained on good terms with the seven time MotoGP champion and is valued for his experience as both a rider and manager.

Rossi's new Moto3 team will have backing from Sky Italia and use KTM machinery. Romano Fenati has been signed as one of its riders.

Ducati meanwhile is in the midst of a major re-organisation in the post-Rossi era, with Aprilia racing boss Gigi Dall'Igna recently poached to become the new general manager of Ducati Corse.

Cal Crutchlow will join Andrea Dovizioso at Ducati's factory team next season.


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Ducati`s Paulo Ciabatti, Vito Guareschi and Bernhard Gobmeier, Sepang 2 tests, February 2013
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Guareschi and Hayden, Sepang 1 tests, February 2013
Ducati`s Ciabatti and Guareschi, Sepang 1 tests, February 2013
Hayden, Del Torchio, Gobmeier, Dovizioso, Ciabatti, Guareschi (Pic: Ducati)
Hayden, Del Torchio, Gobmeier, Dovizioso, Ciabatti, Guareschi (Pic: Ducati)
Ducati Team Manager Vittoriano Guareschi (Pic: Ducati)
Ciabatti, Guareschi, Hayden, Gobmeier, Dovizioso, Del Torchio (Pic; Ducati)
Ducati`s Guareschi and Ciabatti, Jerez tests November 2012

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Realist

October 26, 2013 6:05 PM

@ hoppy You see it as a glass half empty, and I see it as a glass half full. What I mean by that is, Rossi spent 2 years with the team. He probably knows who's worth their weight in salt on the team and who isn't (..especially since he was just as critical about Ducati as all of the past/current riders for the Ducati team....Hayden recently jumping on board after years of status quo diplomacy). Maybe while Vito and Rossi worked together at Ducati, they shared a similar sentiment about the team, the politics, etc. Who knows!??

SavageAmusement

October 26, 2013 5:04 PM

The guys at Ducati aren't a bad bunch. They do the best they can with an obsolete bike and a shoestring budget. They just don't have the resources to spend their way out of trouble. Hoping for better things next year with Gigi on board but Audi need to give him the tools to do the job...



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