The FBI raids the headquarters of Ducati North America

About 30 agents from the United States Department of Justice entered the Borgo Panigale factory headquarters in Mountain View, California.


Tuesday, February 9. This is the first date that fans of two wheels will mark this Monday in red on their private calendars. Ducati has announced that this day, through its official website, it will unveil the Desmosedici GP21 that Jack Miller and Pecco Bagnaia will ride in the 2021 MotoGP World Championship.

A frame, designed for the seventh year in a row by Gigi Dall'Igna, which will have important new features under the fairing to make it much more balanced and conditioned to the Michelin rear tire, which last year offered more grip mid-corner thanks to a less rigid casing , and be able to fight for victories and podiums in each race.

A presentation where Paolo Ciabatti, sports director of the Borgo Panigale factory, will be present, who has denied having received any offer from Suzuki to replace Davide Brivio, who will begin his career in the Formula 1 World Championship in early March with Alpine: "I have not received any offers from Suzuki. There was speculation, but no one has knocked on my door. I am happy to stay where I am."

The FBI enters the headquarters of Ducati North America

The Bologna brand dismissed 2020 with a start. According to the media 'Roadracingworld', about 30 FBI agents broke into the Ducati North America headquarters located in Mountain View (California, United States) on December 17, as well as some homes of senior officials of the North American division, to execute an order authorized by a court and require documentation of their activity.

"Your company's intention is to fully cooperate with inquiries from any government agency. As part of that cooperation, Ducati North America does not comment on those inquiries," said Phill Read Jr., marketing director in the western state. United States

"I can confirm that the San Francisco FBI was in those locations on December 17, 2020 to carry out the enforcement of a court-authorized order. As of today, no public records are available. Due to the nature in course of the investigation, I cannot comment further at this time, "replied Katherine Zackel, spokeswoman for the American criminal investigation agency.

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