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Madonna di Campiglio
Ferrari & Ducati Press Ski Meeting

The Formula 1 and Moto Gp international appointment that brought together Ferrari and Ducati teams and journalists from around the world during the annual convention in Madonna di Campiglio.

WROOOM Madonna di Campiglio Ferrari & Ducati Press Ski Meeting

10 Jan 2012
Wrooom: Valentino Rossi day

Besides the press conferences, the rich programme of the 22nd edition of the Wrooom event continues on the snow of Madonna di Campiglio: ski races, excursions, parties and entertainement for the guests and the public


During the second day of “Wrooom – International F1 & MotoGp Press Ski Meeting”, in programme in Madonna di Campiglio till Friday 13th January, Valentino Rossi faces the journalists, stating his wish to win again and his desire that the agreement with Ducati (which expires this year) can go on. “When I’m in fine form and drive well, I’m still very fast and competitive. But I can’t deny that I belong  to a  former generation compared to the younger and strong drivers”

A completely new motorbike is going to be made: tomorrow Filippo Preziosi, Ducati Corse General Director, will reveal its secrets.


A simple “Hi to everybody” and a smile are enough for Valentino Rossi to win the public: compared to the last year where the champion made his debut in red Ducati in Madonna di Campiglio with his fractured shoulder, now all has changed.

Valentino feels good. “My physical conditions – he tells – were worse and I was in a bad mood. Today all is different, I’m fine and I’ll ready for my first text in a few weeks.


In 2011 – he goes on – the results were under all expectations, but working with Ducati was good.”

The contract with the stable of Borgo Panigale expires at the end of the next MotoGP and Valentino would like to renewed it, excluding any return to the Japanese motorbikes.


“Filippo (Preziosi) – Rossi explains –  designed a completely new motorbike, trying to work out the problems of the last season and to shorten the times on Honda and Yamaha.

I saw it on the computer, it is very nice and I look forward to try it. A simple test will be made to know if we can be competitive. It’s necessary to be realist, but I hope that this motorbike will make the miracle.


The young who debut in the MotoGp consider you a myth, an example to follow and they look forward to compete with you. What do you think?  “I’ll be ready for them” answered Rossi.

Do you want to win the MotoGp? “I can’t, bu I try to come close to it. There is a minute and a half to make up for, but I’m not worried about it, rather confident. A few riders with the new motorbikes will be enough to understand if we worked good and where are we going to.


A minute and a half of gap between Honda and Yamaha to be filled in order to be competitive, answer Hayden “I’m confident – explains the American – in the new Ducati project, we are going to reach the time of the other motorbikes. In Qatar we’ll verify the progress of the motorbike with the 1.000 motor: it is very different in motor and electronics from the past 1.000, it is nearer to the 800 motor in riding style.

Wrooom goes on till Friday 13th January, where Ferrari drivers and Ducati riders will compete in an original and exciting cars race on the iced lake of Madonna di Campiglio. Who will be the faster?



Tuesday 10th  January 2012

At 5.30 pm – Canalone Miramonti

“Meeting with Ducati”: the riders of Ducati Marlboro Nicky Hayden e Valentino Rossi meet the public

At 11 pm – Spinale cableway. Drivers and riders go down with lit torches. Welcoming with mulled wine

Wednesday 11th January 2012

At 11 pm – Belvedere slope. Drivers and riders go down with lit torches. Welcoming with mulled wine

Thursday 12th January 2012

At 5.30 pm – Canalone Miramonti

“Meeting with Ferrari”: Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro drivers Fernando Alonso e Felipe Massa meet the public

Friday 13th January 2012

At 4.45 – Iced lake

“Challenge Exhibition”. Race on the iced lake with Ducati riders and Ferrari drivers.

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