Davide Tardozzi to Coordinate Team Organization & Logistics in Ducati MotoGPDavide Tardozzi and Ducati have a very successful history. While team manager for Ducati’s World Superbike team, the 54-year-old Italian helped the Bologna-based manufacturer win eight Riders’ Championships.
In short, Tardozzi was part of the reason the World Superbike Championship got the name “The Ducati Cup.”The field of riders Tardozzi managed were impressive, including World SBK champions Carl Fogarty, Troy Corser, Troy Bayliss, James Toseland and Neal Hodgson.And following a few years with BMW Motorrad, the former Italian Superbike racer now returns to Ducati, but this time in MotoGP.Tardozzi has signed a four-year contract to manage team organization and logistics in MotoGP. Tardozzi will report to Ducati Corse Sporting Director Paolo Ciabatti.Ducati reports Tardozzi will begin his new role in the Ducati Team starting with the first MotoGP test at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia from February 4-6.
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!