Ducati has sent official specs and pictures for its ultra limited edition, 1199 Superleggera. Based on the already impressive 1199 Panigale R, the Superleggera (Super Light) takes the R model on serious diet while hitting the gym to pack on some muscle. According to Ducati, the 1199 Superleggera is good for over 200 hp, and […]
Max Biaggi to Test Ben Spies’ Ducati Desmosedici GP13 MotoGP Racer
Retired four-time 250cc Grand Prix Champion and two-time World Superbike Champion Max Biaggi will be returning to the track this week to ride a Ducati Desmosedici GP13 at MotoGP test at Italy’s Mugello circuit.
Biaggi will be riding in place of Pramac Racing‘s Ben Spies who continues to rehab his shoulder and pectoral muscle injury. With Spies’ on-going injury problems and a star like Biaggi on tap, some might hope this change may be a more permanent arrangement but Pramac is careful to state Biaggi will only be testing the Desmosedici with Ducati test team rider Michele Pirro continuing to race in Spies’ absence.
Still, should Biaggi post strong lap times alongside Ducati factory riders Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso, the pressure may be on for Ducati to sign Biaggi to a contract.
Meanwhile, Spies is undergoing further medical checks to re-evaluate his recovery.