Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Michael Schumacher rides a Ducati Panigale

Michael Schumacher rides a Ducati 1199 Panigale
Michael Schumacher rides a Ducati 1199 Panigale Michael Schumacher rides a Ducati 1199 Panigale Michael Schumacher rides a Ducati 1199 Panigale
F1 legend, Michael Schumacher is also handy with fast bikes...

A legend in his own lifetime, seven-time F1 world champion, Michael Schumacher recently rode a Ducati 1199 Panigale at the Paul Ricard Circuit in the South of France. Alongside Michael, there was also 19-time Isle of Man TT race winner John McGuinness, riding a Honda Fireblade, and ex-500cc GP racer Randy Mamola (who has the ‘honour’ of having finished 2nd in the 500cc motorcycle grand prix road racing world championship no less than four times – in 1980, 1981, 1984 and 1987!), on a Yamaha R1.

“Riding with Michael was so good. What he’s achieved on four wheels makes him the Godfather of motorsport. I wasn’t expecting him to be anything less, but he’s fast! You can see his enthusiasm for motorcycles and it was a massive pleasure to spend the day with him,” said McGuinness. “Coming here today, I felt so proud to be able to turn my hand at riding a bike with guys I really admire. I can’t begin to explain how much fun it was to ride the track with the likes of John and Randy,” added Schumacher.






And some high-res images of the magnificent Ducati Panigale...
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