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Cycle News 2020 Issue 20 May 19

Cycle News is a weekly magazine that covers all aspects of motorcycling including Supercross, Motocross and MotoGP as well as new motorcycles

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VOLUME 57 ISSUE 20 MAY 19, 2020 P69 D eveloping motorcycles, especially Ducatis, is a very high-stakes game. And indeed, the job of Lead Development Rider has become one of the most sought after in the motorcycle industry. Ducati's man in this position is Alessandro Valia. A former WorldSBK racer who still competes in the Italian Championship on occasion, Valia is considered one of the world's best development riders, working closely with every department of Ducati Motor Holding in creating their products. We caught up with Valia to hear just how he develops a motorcycle from start to finish. M R. D U C A T I Alessandro Valia is the man responsible for developing almost every Ducati in the current lineup. We sat down with him for a chat as part of the Cycle News Live series.

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