So here’s the first picture of Marco Melandri heading out on the factory Ducati at the start of a three day test for the Italian.

As we first told you, Melandri has signed to the Ducati team to contest the bike in WSB for two years alongside Chaz Davies.


Clearly, the Aruba money is talking and wants some Italian blood on the Italian bike in the World Superbikes.

And we quite like this picture. Looks raw and workman-like.

Plus… look how damned sexy this bike is, especially with those exhausts poking out like that… oh… yes… ahem.

Tony Carter

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