Stoner's GP Ducati fetches more than Rossi's

Two iconic bikes from Bologna but what was the better buy?

Posted: 14 May 2012
by Visordown News

Rossi's GP11 sold at auction

CASEY Stoner's 800cc Ducati Desmosedici GP bike sold for more than Valentino Rossi's at a recent auction.

Both Stoner's GP10 "CS1" and Valentino Rossi's GP11 "VR2" 800cc GP bikes were up for sale. The GP10 fetched £201,285 while the GP11 went for £196,649.

Stoner's GP10 was the more successful machine, taking a win at Phillip Island and bagging three pole positions. Valentino Rossi's GP11 wasn't as successful a bike but did get Rossi's only podium to date on a Ducati.

Considering the fact it costs around £2.5 million to lease one of these bikes for a season's racing, we think the buyer of Rossi's GP11 has found themselves a bargain and canny future investment.

Quite why Ducati felt the need to sell these bikes remains a mystery.

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" Stoners was the more successful machine " , i should coco.

Rossi's never even got on the podium.

Posted: 14/05/2012 at 13:51

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@mark twain
Actually he did it (le mans 3rd) but surely very accidentally.
This selling by Ducati for me is right way to get the idea that even Rossi can 'achieve' similar result in price he is on step below the Aussie. So it's a good benchmark for ongoing negotiations (Stoner wants more well deserved $$ while Rossi needs to rethink completely his wages if he wants the factory to do financial upside downs just to please his demands)

Posted: 14/05/2012 at 17:29

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