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Avintia responds to Ducati MotoGP rumours

Avintia confirms Ducati MotoGP talks - alongside 'Yamaha and even Kawasaki'
Avintia Racing has responded to rumours that it will switch to Ducati machinery for the 2015 MotoGP season.

The Spanish team has run its own Kawasaki ZX-10R based machines for the past three years, initially under the CRT rules and then the new-for-2014 Open class.

In a short post on its official Facebook page, in Spanish, Avintia confirmed that negotiations are underway with Ducati, but added that it is also in talks 'with Yamaha and even Kawasaki' for official support.

Hector Barbera and rookie Mike di Meglio currently ride for Avintia, Barbera claiming a point in Austin and Jerez.

During June's Catalunya round, Ducati MotoGP project director Paolo Ciabatti told Crash.net that Ducati could expand to six bikes next season - Avintia subsequently emerging as favourite for any new machines, alongside the official team and satellite Pramac outfit.


Tagged as: Kawasaki , Ducati , Avintia

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Yearby23

July 24, 2014 12:24 PM

Hector Barbera is one rider for me who's never had a fair crack in MotoGP regarding a competitive ride. He's won several races in 125cc and 250cc and finished runner up in both classes. 3 Years on a Pramac Ducati has tainted his GP career to a point where he'll be stuck in the Open class category with Aoyama...another rider who deserves better.



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