During this weekend's World Superbike round at Imola, the home Ducati Xerox Team will allow fans to see right to the heart of the action, by providing live and uncut streaming direct from Noriyuki Haga's garage on both Saturday and Sunday.
'Never before has a motorcycle racing team initiated such a project and, if all goes to plan at Imola, the service will also be available during the final two rounds, at Magny-Cours and Portimao,' said a Ducati statement announcing the initiative.
'A web-cam, positioned in Haga's pit garage, will be activated between 14.00 and 17.00 on Saturday and between 09.00 and 17.00 on Sunday, allowing users to log on to the official Ducati site - www.ducati.com – and watch live streaming of “Nitro-Nori” and his technical team in action during Superpole, Sunday warm-up and the all-important races.'
Imola will be a crucial round for Haga, who had led the championship from race one of the Phillip Island season opener - but now sits 18 points behind title leader Ben Spies (Yamaha).
Haga's team-mate Michel Fabrizio
also remains in mathematical title contention, but lags 75 points behind the American with 150 remaining.