Ducati is teaming up with the highly respected, and very capable Belgian-based Team Alstare next year as it debuts the race version of the 1199 Panigale known as the RS13. In the first video below, you will see Carlos Checa (No. 7), the 2011 WSB champ, testing the new Panigale with his teammate, Ayrton Badovini. There are also shots of Troy Bayliss testing the machine earlier this year at Mugello. The sound of this 1199cc v-twin is amazing! The sound is reason enough to watch the video.
The second video features F1 legend Michael Schumacher during a track day at Paul Ricard with John McGuinness (Isle of Man TT hero), Randy Mamola (retired MotoGP great), Pol Espargaro (runner-up in the 2012 Moto2 championship) and Keith Flint (English rocker and endurance racer). What I find most interesting in this video is the skill and daring of the very wealthy Michael Schumacher, who has nothing left to prove in motorsport, yet has taken to motorcycle riding and racing (and crashing) with great passion. He is the one seen pulling wheelies on the grey bike down the Paul Ricard straight.