At annual Wrooom event
Ducati´s 2009 factory team lineup make their first public appearance of the year this week, as part of the five-day Wrooom festival in the Italian ski resort of Madonna di Campiglio.
Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden will take part in the official
Ducati Marlboro team presentation, unveiled alongside the Desmosedici GP9 with which both will be gunning for a second MotoGP title.
The Wrooom event has been a regular fixture on the motorsport calendar for 19 years, a fact commemorated by the inauguration of a special gallery on Monday. Alongside historical records, the present is also represented by the addition of the Desmosedici and Ferrari F1 prototypes available for fans to view up close.
Stoner and Hayden will be the stars of the show on Tuesday, as the two former MotoGP World Champions sign autographs and participate in a press conference together. Also fielding questions from the media will be Ducati Corse head Claudio Domenicali, who will speak about and then pull the covers off the Desmosedici GP9.
Starved of racing action since late October, the Ducati MotoGP riders will be up against Ferrari F1 counterparts Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen
in the annual go kart race that closes the Wrooom event.
The likes of Michael Schumacher
and Loris Capirossi have been previous entrants in the good-spirited karting contest in recent years.