In December 2012, Michael Schumaher tested the Ducati Panigale 1199 with our race bodywork at Paul Ricard Circuit.
At a wet, cold Paul Ricard Circuit last month, F1 legend Michael Schumacher hopped on the new Ducati 1199 Panigale. Joining him on track were John McGuinness, Randy Mamola, Moto2 rider Pol Espargaro and endurance racer Keith Flint. It was a little marketing promo pulled off by Monster, but a unique chance to see all the above on bikes, on the track, at the same time, nonetheless.
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Speaking of Schumi, McGuinness said, “I wasn’t expecting him to be anything else, but he’s fast!”
Schumacher is no stranger to motorcycle racing, having competed in the German IDM superbike series on a CBR1000RR.