Wild Card – “I have no plans for the future. At the moment I am just testing in Austria. I’ll try to be physically ready.” At WDW2016 Casey Stoner still talks of a possible return to racing with a wild card. However, my hopes seem slim. “Here it was a very positive test. We made some great steps forward in the areas that we looked at. Tires, chassis and Electronics. There is more to do. We have to be developed yet. We’ll see how it goes the continuation of the season. The potential of the Desmosedici current is higher than the results this year. In general, we must work to do better positions. We are improving a lot.“
Wild Card: Dall’Igna confirms it
Gigi Dall’Igna, General Manager of Ducati Corse, is very pleased about the test during the 2016 World Ducati Week. “The two days of tests done with Casey were productive. The asphalt was glowing. We tested both the chassis is electronics. It’s confirmation of what already tried in the season with Iannone and Dovizioso. Else will give us ideas to improve the bike for the next races. He made up his mind a few ideas that will be productive in the second half of the season.” So, Dall’Igna confirms that Stoner will not have a wild card. “The wild card is not the goal for Casey. Because he has experience. He can help the development of the bike in the right direction.”
The 2016 World Ducati Week is the party of the people, the Ducati people. Here, the Italian brand presented a limited edition of his super bike, 1299 Panigale S anniversary. The CEO Claudio Domenicali and the former Moto GP world champion Casey Stone show to the public the limited edition of 500 pieces celebrating 90 years of the company, founded in 1926, since 1946 engaged in building the bike.