MotoGP: Ducati scoop Melandri for 2008!

Melandri to abandon RC212V for Desmosedici in 2008

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Submitted by Visordown News on Mon, 23/07/2007 - 11:17

"Casey, for sure, I want the top bunk in the motorhome.."

MARCO Melandri has signed a two-year deal for Ducati Corse. His first season will be the 2008 season.

Melandri's recent form has proven he's a world championship contender and at Laguna Seca, the experienced Italian saw off the factory Repsol Honda hopeful, Dani Pedrosa and multiple world champion Valentino Rossi.

World Championship leader Casey Stoner has renewed his agreement with Ducati Corse for the 2008 and 2009 seasons, with an option for the 2010 championship. 24-year old Italian Melandri will join the Australian with a two-year contract.

Meanwhile, Loris Capirossi and his manager will meet with Ducati to work out whether or not Ducati will run a three-bike team during the 2008 World Championship.

Here at Visordown we expect Capirossi won't want to be the third man and will get a better offer from another team. Our money is on Capirossi wearing Rizla Suzuki leathers in 2008.

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