Ducati Slays The Orange Beast
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Joe Kopp gives Ducati its first-ever AMA Flat Track win in Arizona.
Last weekend Ducati
finally toppled the juggernaut Harley-Davidson
had in the realm of AMA Grand National Flat Track racing when Joe Kopp won the Yavapai Downs Mile
Kopp used a Lloyd Brothers/Latus racing dirt tracker powered by an air-cooled Ducati 1078cc L-Twin engine as used in the Hypermotard 1100 to best the Harley-Davidson XR750 piloted by Sammy Harbert. Kopp’s victory marks the top-level dirt track race win for Ducati. Furthermore it is also the first-time America’s legendary motor company has lost a flat track mile race in nearly 17 years.
Ducati will get its next opportunity to slay the Orange Beast later on this month at the legendary Springfield Mile in Illinois.
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