Madonna di Campiglio (Italy), 18 January 2013
Today the 23rd edition of the Wrooom Press Ski Meeting at Madonna di Campiglio drew to a close with the traditional ski and kart races reserved for F1 drivers and MotoGP riders, which provided an exciting and enjoyable evening for the spectators present in the famous ski resort in the heart of the Trentino Dolomites.
To celebrate this edition of Wrooom and as a mark of gratitude and recognition for the Dolomites range of mountains, Ducati decided to create a special livery of the Multistrada 1200, by using the “Pikes Peak” sports model as a basis and transforming it into an exclusive and attractive “Dolomites’ Peak” version. The bike was unveiled by the Ducati Team riders shortly before the ski race, 2100 metres up the mountain, with a spectacular view of the Dolomites as a backdrop, and the sun, blue sky and lots of snow making the atmosphere even more fascinating than usual. The bike will remain a unique, one-off version, even though the interest that the gorgeous livery aroused far exceeded expectations.
The snowboard downhill race was dominated by Andrea Dovizioso, the Italian demonstrating his ability on the snow, and he finished ahead of his team manager Vittoriano Guareschi. Paolo Ciabatti, the new Ducati MotoGP Project Director, finished a good fifth place in the ski race, which was won by Giancarlo Fisichella.
In the evening the attention turned to Madonna di Campiglio’s frozen lake for an exciting end to the Wrooom 2013 week. Nicky Hayden, Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone faced off against the Scuderia Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa, Marc Gene, Giancarlo Fisichella and Luca Badoer. At the chequered flag the all-F1 podium saw Alonso take the win from Fisichella and Massa, while Dovizioso (fourth), Hayden (fifth) and Iannone (seventh) all had good races and contributed to the spectacle.
With the conclusion of the Wroom 2013 Press Ski Meeting, the Ducati Team and the Pramac Racing Team now prepare to start testing for the 2013 MotoGP season, at Sepang in February and Jerez de la Frontera in March, followed by the opening round of the championship in Qatar on April 7.