Minichamps MIN122050007 2005 Ducati Desmosedici Ducati Marlboro Team MotoGP Bike - Carlos Checa (1:12 Scale)
"I get a call from Ducati asking if I was interested in the ride. I didn't need asking twice...!"
- Troy Bayliss, after being approached by the Ducati Factory to replace the injured "King Carl" Fogarty
After 15 years of stunning success in the streetbike-based World Superbike Championship, Ducati now also enters the MotoGP fray with the Ducati MotoGP Team, its riders Troy Bayliss and Loris Capirossi racing an all-new prototype machine - the Desmosedici V4 - while the factory also confirms its commitment, presence and faith in the World Superbike Championship.
Affectionately called 'the Ferrari of motorcycling' by bike fans, the Italian factory's Ducati MotoGP Team project will fascinate and enthral motorsports enthusiasts around the globe. The Desmosedici has already set some stunning times during winter testing, but Ducati Corse engineers are under no illusions as they take on rival factories from Japan, Italy and Britain in this technically challenging and competitive class of racing. The Desmosedici is a long-term racing project that allows Ducati to experiment with new technology, and Ducati Corse has increased its staff to 110 people to meet the biggest challenge of its illustrious history.
Pictured here is a 1:12 scale replica of a 2005 Ducati Desmosedici Ducati Marlboro Team MotoGP Bike driven by Carlos Checa. This gorgeous replica features a working suspension and removable fairings that reveals an extremely detailed engine. Also includes a detachable kickstand. Sold Out!
Length: 7 inches
Height: 3.50 inches