Redfox-Grinta, 2013 season review

November 18th, 2013

The final race of the 2013 European Classics Series was held in the weekend of October 26-27th on the impressive track of Motorland Aragon. Until then the Redfox-Grinta team experienced a very satisfying season. With a hard fought 18th place in Imola and a well deserved 15th place in Francorchamps they already achieved two beautiful results. So the team was looking forward to the final, Spanish, round of the season!

Both of the Redfox Ducati build and tuned Ducati TT bikes performed remarkably well against their competition. Competitors who mainly trusted the sheer horsepower and speed of their 4 cylinder bikes. At home, Jan De Vos and his brilliant Redfox-Grinta TT1-RS13 already proved them wrong. Right from the start of the 2013 season he and his nimble Ducati dominated the Belgian Post Classic Championship, scoring 3 victories. He secured his leading championship position after the Gedinne race and was rewarded his first Belgian Championship title.

Like in Belgium, most European Classic endurance teams preferred Japanese bikes to campaign the three 4 hour endurance races. Leaving Redfox-Grinta as one of the few who chose to defend the colors of the historic Italian company. The top teams, most of them with a history in world endurance and professional pilots riding their bikes looked, on paper anyway, hard to beat. But again, the Redfox-Grinta squad would prove to be a force to be reckoned with. The reliability and speed of the Redfox bikes and regularity of their riders earned them quite a reputation. One that would be confirmed every race again!

Aragon, with it long back straight, promised to become the hardest race of the year. But again Redfox-Grinta surprised! With a brilliant 8th and 10th place they even got their best common result of the year!
Redfox-Grinta had a remarkable year, clinching the Belgian Post Classic championship and achieving good results in the fierce European Endurance Championship. Doing so, the team gathered lots of experience that will be translated in the new 2014 bikes! But this knowledge will also find its way to the Redfox-Grinta products. More than ever customers will be able to build a bike identical to the ones being raced!

Redfox-Ducati would like to thank the entire team, pilots, crew, wifes, girlfriends, supporters and customers for their friendship, dedication, passion and confidence. Next year it will do its best to repeat or even better these past months!
Bring on 2014!

ECS 4 Hour of Spa-Francorchamps, Redfox-Grinta race report

July 15th, 2013

Last evening’s 4 Hours of Spa endurance race turned out to be one of the fiercest ever! Several ex world endurance teams set, with incredible fast times, the standards very high during qualifying. But both Redfox supported teams, Redfox-Grinta 666 and Ride for fun 124, proved to be not out of place in this field. Jan and Kris started the race 24th while Peter and Christian were 38th on the grid.

A kamikaze action of Fusco immediately set the tone for the rest of the race but both Kris and Christian got safe round “La source”. With a well thought off strategy, smooth pitstops and fast, consistent riding both teams could hold their positions with 666 even climbing up to 12th! But with only half an hour to go bad luck struck for 124! Peter rode on top of the Radiollon over a large piece of steel. The onfortunate rider was very lucky not to crash but a damaged rim and a flat tyre caused him to retire.
30 minutes later Jan could bring the Redfox-Grinta TT1-F1 safely home to a well deserved 15th place! But in doing so 666 ended the race first twin, first Ducati and first complete Belgian team!

Redfox-Grinta would like to thank everyone of the team for their hard work, commitmend and determination! But most of all for being a group of friends!
Also a big, big thanx to all our supporters!

Kind Regards,
Redfox-Grinta

SBK Assen Race Results

April 28th, 2013

Assen – FIM Superbike World Championship – Race 1

1. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 
2. Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 
3. Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 F
4. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 F
5. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 
6. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Aprilia RSV4 F
7. Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR
8. Jules Cluzel (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 
9. Leon Camier (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 
10. Carlos Checa (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 
11. Max Neukirchner (MR-Racing) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 
12. Michel Fabrizio (Red Devils Roma) Aprilia RSV4 F
13. Ayrton Badovini (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 
14. Ivan Clementi (HTM Racing) BMW S1000 RR 
15. Mark Aitchison (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 
16. Federico Sandi (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 
17. Vittorio Iannuzzo (Grillini Dentalmatic SBK) BMW S1000 RR 
RT. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 

Assen – FIM Superbike World Championship – Race 2

1. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 F
2. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 
3. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 
4. Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 
5. Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 
6. Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 F
7. Leon Camier (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 
8. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 
9. Michel Fabrizio (Red Devils Roma) Aprilia RSV4 F
10. Carlos Checa (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 
11. Ayrton Badovini (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale R
12. Max Neukirchner (MR-Racing) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 
13. Ivan Clementi (HTM Racing) BMW S1000 RR 
14. Federico Sandi (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 
15. Mark Aitchison (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R
RT. Jules Cluzel (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000
RT. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Aprilia RSV4 F
RT. Vittorio Iannuzzo (Grillini Dentalmatic SBK) BMW S1000 RR 

MotoGP Americas Race Results

April 21st, 2013

1 Marc MARQUEZ Repsol Honda Team
2 Dani PEDROSA Repsol Honda Team
3 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha Factory Racing
4 Cal CRUTCHLOW Monster Yamaha Tech
5 Stefan BRADL LCR Honda MotoGP
6 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha Factory Racing
7 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati Team
8 Alvaro BAUTISTA GO&FUN Honda Gresini
9 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati Team
10 Andrea IANNONE Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati
11 Aleix ESPARGARO Power Electronics Aspar ART
12 Bradley SMITH Monster Yamaha Tech 3
13 Ben SPIES Ignite Pramac Racing Ducati
14 Randy DE PUNIET Power Electronics Aspar ART
15 Yonny HERNANDEZ Paul Bird Motorsport ART
16 Michael LAVERTY Paul Bird Motorsport PBM
17 Hiroshi AOYAMA Avintia Blusens FTR
18 Hector BARBERA Avintia Blusens FTR
19 Claudio CORTI NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki
20 Bryan STARING GO&FUN Honda Gresini FTR Honda
21 Blake YOUNG Attack Performance Racing APR

Not Classified
Danilo PETRUCCI Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter
Lukas PESEK Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter
Colin EDWARDS NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki

Ducati Demo Days – Explore the new 2013 Ducati range at a nationwide Ducati demo weekend – 20/21 April.

April 15th, 2013

Ducati dealerships are participating in a nationwide demo weekend on 20/21 April to display and demonstrate the latest 2013 Ducati range and give customers who book a demo ride the opportunity to win a Ducati leather jacket.

April has been a busy time for dealers with up to six new models arriving from Bologna in recent weeks including Ducati’s flagship Superbike, the stunning 1199 Panigale R. Whilst the Panigale may draw the most attention, it cannot overshadow an incredible 2013 range that provides something for all tastes and types of riding.

The most recent addition to the range is the Hypermotard, a bike designed for agility, performance and most of all, fun – a thrill seekers dream. The Hypermotard benefits from a new 4-valve water-cooled 821cc engine which is further enhanced by riding mode technology. This state of the art technology includes traction control and ABS and this is also available on the Hyperstrada and Hypermotard SP.

The Hypermotard SP provides the same thrills as the standard Hypermotard but with a more uncompromising sporty style due to a raised set-up, forged Marchesini rims, fully adjustable suspensions with an ultra-light Marzocchi aluminium yoke and Ohlins rear shock absorber. ABS and Ducati Traction Control (DTC) are standard.

For those that enjoy the motard style of the Hypermotard but are looking for a more flexible and adaptable package then the Hyperstrada provides that in every way. ABS, DTC, windshield, side bags, dedicated ergonomics and a series of touring features offer a riding experience that still provides the thrills when going further afield.

For the long distance rider, there is now the Multistrada Granturismo a worthy addition to the Multistrada range that now comes with ‘Skyhook’ technology. ‘Skyhook’ is semi-active suspension that now ensures the best set-up every inch of the way and is standard on all ‘S’ models. The Grandturismo provides all the comforts and accessories that ensure a long distant ride can be enjoyed to the maximum. 73-litre panniers, top case, higher bars for more upright riding position, higher screen, engine protection bars and LED spotlights all add up to a bike that is ready to take on the world.

One of the other new bikes to arrive in dealerships recently and eagerly anticipated by many is the Diavel Strada, an evolution of the Diavel concept. The Diavel has always had a commanding presence and now even more so with an array of dedicated accessories including side bags, windshield, and new seat and raised handlebars which make the Diavel Strada ideal to dominate the open road.

SBK Aragon Race Results

April 14th, 2013

SBK Race 2 Aragon
1 C. DAVIES GBR BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK BMW S1000 RR
2 S. GUINTOLI FRA Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 F
3 T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R
4 D. GIUGLIANO ITA Althea Racing Aprilia RSV4 F
5 M. MELANDRI ITA BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK BMW S1000 RR
6 L. BAZ FRA Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R
7 J. CLUZEL FRA Fixi Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000
8 C. CHECA ESP Team Ducati Alstare Ducati 1199 Panigale R
9 L. HASLAM GBR Pata Honda World Superbike Honda CBR1000RR
10 A. BADOVINI ITA Team Ducati Alstare Ducati 1199 Panigale R
11 M. FABRIZIO ITA Red Devils Roma Aprilia RSV4 Factory
12 M. NEUKIRCHNER GER MR-Racing Ducati 1199 Panigale R
13 A. LUNDH SWE Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R
14 I. CLEMENTI ITA HTM Racing BMW S1000 RR
15 J. REA GBR Pata Honda World Superbike Honda CBR1000RR
RET F. SANDI ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R
RET V. IANNUZZO ITA Grillini Dentalmatic SBK BMW S1000 RR
RET E. LAVERTY IRL Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 F
NS M. AITCHISON AUS Team Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R

SBK RAce 1 Aragon
1 C. DAVIES GBR BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK BMW S1000 RR
2 S. GUINTOLI FRA Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 F
3 M. MELANDRI ITA BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK BMW S1000 RR
4 J. REA GBR Pata Honda World Superbike Honda CBR1000RR
5 L. BAZ FRA Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R
6 J. CLUZEL FRA Fixi Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000
7 C. CHECA ESP Team Ducati Alstare Ducati 1199 Panigale R
8 M. FABRIZIO ITA Red Devils Roma Aprilia RSV4 F
9 L. HASLAM GBR Pata Honda World Superbike Honda CBR1000RR
10 A. BADOVINI ITA Team Ducati Alstare Ducati 1199 Panigale R
11 M. NEUKIRCHNER GER MR-Racing Ducati 1199 Panigale R
12 F. SANDI ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R
13 I. CLEMENTI ITA HTM Racing BMW S1000 RR
14 V. IANNUZZO ITA Grillini Dentalmatic SBK BMW S1000 RR
NC E. LAVERTY IRL Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 F
RET D. GIUGLIANO ITA Althea Racing Aprilia RSV4 F
RET A. LUNDH SWE Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R
RET M. AITCHISON AUS Team Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R
RET T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R

Dovizioso, Hayden seventh and eighth in Qatar Grand Prix

April 8th, 2013

The season-opening MotoGP race saw Ducati Team riders Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden finish in seventh and eighth places, respectively, under the floodlights at Losail International Circuit.

After starting from the second row in his debut race for the Italian factory, Dovizioso ran in third place in the early laps and was then involved in battles with Valentino Rossi, Cal Crutchlow, Alvaro Bautista, Stefan Bradl, and teammate Hayden. Meanwhile, the American quickly advanced from the eleventh spot on the grid to ninth place, and after pushing hard the entire race, he crossed the finish line in eighth.

Andrea Dovizioso – Ducati Team, 7th: “Before coming here, this is about the best result we could have hoped for. It’s true that we had hoped to do better following the exceptional qualifying session, but this is the reality. Races are different than practice, and I knew that. In fact, I was really curious to see how I’d go in the race. Doing a race weekend is an important experience, so we go on from here. We knew there were limits, but in my opinion we couldn’t have done any better. We improved on the times from last year, so that’s positive. Still, of course we always want to do better, so we don’t go home happy.”

Nicky Hayden – Ducati Team, 8th: “We knew it was going to be difficult. We made a little improvement in the warm-up session, and I felt a bit better. I have to give credit to my guys because we made one more change before the race, and my bike was better than it’s been since we got here. I did my best time of the weekend by two tenths and basically ran at my qualifying pace for the first part of the race. I worked really hard to close that gap and get onto that little group in front of me, and things started feeling better. It would have been nice to pick up one more spot, but I couldn’t get past Dovi because he was better than I was on the brakes.”

Bernhard Gobmeier – Ducati Corse General Manager: “We’re happy that all four Ducati riders finished the race without any specific issues, and the result was as good as we could have expected in the current circumstances. With the progress made over the testing season, we were able to improve our speed, but nevertheless, we don’t yet have the consistency to run at the front, especially toward the end. We’re looking forward to the next races and the tests, where we’ll have some new things to try out.”

As the team heads home to prepare for the championship’s next round, in Texas, its members extend their warm support to Team Manager Vittoriano Guareschi, whose father Claudio passed away on Sunday.

MotpGP GRAND PRIX OF QATAR Race Results

April 7th, 2013

1. Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing
2. Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha Factory Racing
3. Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team
4. Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team
5. Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3
6. Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini
7. Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team
8. Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team
9. Andrea IANNONE ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing
10. Ben SPIES USA Ignite Pramac Racing
11. Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART
12. Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART
13. Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Blusens FTR
14. Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Paul Bird Motorsport ART
15. Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Avintia Blusens FTR
16. Claudio CORTI ITA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR KAWASAKI
17. Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM
18. Lukas PESEK CZE Came IodaRacing Project IODA-SUTER

Not Classified
5. Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR KAWASAKI
9. Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project IODA-SUTER
6. Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP
38. Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3
67. Bryan STARING AUS GO&FUN Honda Gresini FTR
17. Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing ART

Ducati Team in the spotlights at start of 2013 season

April 2nd, 2013

Following a long winter of testing and preparing for the 2013 MotoGP championship, the Ducati Team finally heads to the Middle East this week for the first Grand Prix of the year, at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit.

The squad has a much different look than it did just over four months ago at the 2012 season finale in Valencia, Spain, with changes in management and a new rider in Andrea Dovizioso. The Italian will be campaigning his first race aboard the Desmosedici, whereas teammate Nicky Hayden enters his fifth season with the Italian factory.

The team approaches the Qatar Grand Prix with the awareness that 2013 will likely be something of a building year, and the Losail Circuit, where the current lap record was set in 2008 by then-Ducati rider Casey Stoner, offers a first opportunity to see how competitive Dovizioso’s and Hayden’s bikes can be.

As has been the case since that same year, the season opener will take place at night, with illumination provided by an impressive array of outdoor lighting. Also unique is the format, with the event taking place over four days rather than the typical three, and all three classes given an extra free-practice session—the first of which will take place on Thursday night. In addition, Saturday evening will see the debut of a new qualifying system for the MotoGP class, as riders will endeavour to advance through a series of elimination sessions.

Andrea Dovizioso – Ducati Team: “Losail is a good track for me, as I’ve always had good races there, and I think that the Ducati’s strengths can work in Qatar. We head to this race determined to do well. We know that our pace isn’t so far from the others’ on new tyres, so we should certainly be able to fight for a good grid position, but we have a significant gap to make up in race configuration. Unfortunately we weren’t able to do a race simulation in the tests, so tyre wear is a question mark for me.”

Nicky Hayden – Ducati Team: “I’m very much looking forward to starting another season. Of course I wish we were going into it with more speed and consistency, but I feel like we’ve made progress at every pre-season test. The team has used the dry track time we’ve had very well, and we were able to get more out of the recent Jerez test than I thought we would, considering I’d just had wrist surgery. The Qatar track is smooth, which should suit our bike well, and racing under the lights at the first round is always very unique.”

Vittoriano Guareschi – Team Manager: “Unfortunately, we weren’t able to complete our work program at Jerez, due to the bad weather. Now we head to Qatar, where we’ll have to try some things in order to complete the setup work. It will be a strange race in unique conditions, as is always the case in Qatar. We hope that the wind won’t bother us too much and that our team will do well. We’ve had very good results there in the past, so the track isn’t an enemy for us. We’ve made steps over the winter, and our bike has improved at every test, so we expect to make further advances in Qatar. Andrea has done well at this circuit; he had a nice race there in his MotoGP debut and finished fourth, and we’ll be happy if we’re able to repeat that. Nicky also likes the track and has done pretty well there, but we’ll have to try hard to limit tyre wear. We still have some question marks, but anyway, we’re optimistic.”

Ducati Avon TT Racing tyres

March 24th, 2013

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