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Vancouver BMW Ducati extends a warm thank you to Charley Boorman for his visit on July 26th, and to all our favorite riders who came out for the meet and greet event. It was great to see everyone and to experience the excitement and passion that is still alive and well in the motorcycle community.
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"Valentino Rossi finished in sixth place at Laguna Seca, one spot ahead of his teammate Nicky Hayden. The two Ducati Team riders lapped at a good pace, even if it wasn’t quite enough to stay with the faster group."
“I’d say we are pleased, as we took a step forward. I must say that Filippo and Ducati has been intelligent, because just with some small changes, we were able to get a good result, improving in both wet and dry conditions and in both qualifying and the race. Now I’m able to ride the bike better under braking and on corner entry, and I can use the front tyre better. We started with the goal of fighting with the group ahead of us, but unfortunately we made a small mistake with the start procedure for heating the tyres and the first two laps were difficult, without enough grip. It’s a lesson that we’ll remember next time. I didn’t have a great start like I did at Laguna, for example. That would have helped a lot, because from the third lap to the finish, I had the same pace as the two Yamahas, and even ‘Sic’ wasn’t so far ahead. It’s sixth place, but it’s a sixth place that’s much more important than our other results. The gap is much smaller, although I backed off in the final laps since there was nothing else I could do. Otherwise, I would’ve been just ten seconds from Stoner and much less than that from the podium. Now we must focus and take another step. We’ll try the 800 tomorrow, and it will be a very important test for confirming other new details and for continuing work on the setup. We’ll probably take a couple of final runs with the GP11, but we’ll definitely be continuing with the GP11.1. Finally, I’d like to compliment ‘Sic’ for a podium that he really deserved, for today’s race but also for what he has shown this season.”
“It’s been a really tough weekend right from when we got the bikes out of the crates from Laguna, but we chipped away at it. The guys have worked extremely hard, and we got better and better. We even made a change after the morning warm up that actually helped a bit, although I didn’t really understand it the first few laps, and the group was already gone. I held on and got seventh, which isn’t fantastic. Still, the gap to the front is the closest it’s been this season, which is positive. The bike was really good in a few places, but I was slow in change of direction and couldn’t get the bike to finish the corner and was spinning the tyre a lot. We also need to understand why I had the slowest top speed. It would’ve been nice to hang onto that front group a bit longer, but Colin pushed me all the way to the end. The work’s far from over for this weekend, because we’ve got a big day tomorrow. Valentino tried some new parts on the front that they seem real happy about, so hopefully I can try those tomorrow. Test days are so important, and we really need a dry day tomorrow to try to make a big step.”
“Nicky ... was nearly four seconds faster than last year. Compared to Laguna Seca, Valentino reduced his pace and his final gap to the front, and he was closer to the lead group ... it was the most productive race weekend of the season."
-Team Manager Vittoriano Guareschi
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Carlos Checa's victory at Silverstone's round 9 of the 2011 World Superbike series in the UK on Sunday protected his lead in the Riders' championship, maintained Ducati's advantage in the Manufacturers' title and marked an incredible 300 race win milestone for the famous Italian motorcycle brand from Bologna.
Racing under Team Althea colours, Carlos Checa scored his 9th victory of 2011 aboard the Ducati 1198, underlining the Spaniard's incredible form this year, the outstanding performance of his team and the continued competitiveness of Ducati's iconic twin-cylinder production sportbike.
Checa now enjoys a confident 50 point lead over Max Biaggi for the World Championship, while Ducati lead the race for the Manufacturers' title by 330 points.
Ducati's historic achievement of 300 race wins in the World Superbike Championship started with victory for Marco Lucchinelli in the very first event at Donington Park, England in 1988 and continued as 25 more Ducati-mounted riders wrote themselves into the pages of motorcycle racing history. Riders such as Carl Fogarty, Doug Polen, Raymond Roche, Troy Corser, Giancarlo Falappa, Neil Hodgson, Piefrancesco Chili, Ben Bostrom, James Toseland, Noriyuki Haga and many others up until the legendary Troy Bayliss and latest World Championship leader, Carlos Checa.
To complete the impressive collection of statistics, those 300 victories also generated 155 Ducati pole positions, 753 podiums, 13 Rider's and 16 Manufacturers' World Championship titles.
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Vancouver BMW Ducati's 2 Day Adventure Ride is scheduled for August 20th and 21st. Are you signed up yet? Click here for more information. Ready, set... click here to book your spot.
Get in touch with our Sales Department to find out how you can own the R1200GSA that carried Charley Boorman from coast to coast.
Some of our favorite bikes were recently named in Cycle World Magazine's 'Ten Best Bikes 2011' list. Check out the models and the magazine's write ups below.
BMW's original Phase Change jacket couldn't help but be a hit with it's exceptional temperature control and sleek styling, and the updated version by Schoeller is no exception to the rule of superb quality in BMW motorcycle apparel.
How Schoeller's PCM material works:
schoeller®-PCM™ are special textiles containing millions of microcapsules filled with Phase Change Materials (PCM). They balance out temperatures which are too high or too low to achieve the wearer's personal comfort climate.
Textiles with schoeller®-PCM™ contain innumerable tiny microcapsules filled with Phase Change Materials (PCM). These microcapsules react to temperature differences by altering their aggregate condition from solid to liquid and vice-versa. The Phase Change Material in the microcapsules has been set to a particular temperature range. If the body temperature or the outside temperature rises, the excess warmth is stored. When the temperature drops, the previously-stored warmth is released again.
schoeller®-PCM™ actively balances out temperatures which are too high or too low and thus always ensure the wearer's personal comfort climate. schoeller®-PCM™ supports the normal insulation properties of a garment. Even at very low prevailing temperatures and at times of inactivity, the body is kept warm over a considerably longer period. In the reverse case, in warmer conditions the body is cooled and overheating prevented during physical exertion.
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