The Italian now heads to Barcelona to attempt to best their rivals in this weekend's MotoGP race.
Thanks to a strong ride in FP3, Ducati Test Team rider Michele Pirro made it into the Q2 session for the first time.
Ducati Test Team rider Michele Pirro had a strong showing aboard his Desmosedici GP13 laboratory bike.
Ducati Team riders Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden turned in strong performances in unpredictable race conditions in the French GP, taking their Desmosedici GP13 machines to fourth and fifth place, respectively.
The Spanish Grand Prix proved challenging for Ducati Team riders Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso.
MotoGP's first grand prix in Austin, Texas had a perfect weather day during qualifying for the Ducati Team riders.
American rider Nicky Hayden had the opportunity to experience the Hermann Tilke-designed circuit last month on a road bike.
Gobmeier: With the progress made over the testing season, we were able to improve our speed.
American rider Nicky Hayden slots 11th in the season opening grid on the Losail International Circuit
Ducati Team riders Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden in a positive frame of mind for MotoGP’s new qualifying system
Weather affects opening day of IRTA test at Jerez
Rain in the morning made it impossible to follow the regular testing program, but fortunately the conditions were back to normal for the afternoon.
Extreme weather at the Sepang circuit did not make for a pleasant day for the Ducati team in Malaysia.
Ducati team kicked off the new season with the RTA-organized test at the Malaysian Sepang circuit.
The Ducati Team riders Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden, and their Pramac Racing Team counterparts Andrea Iannone and Ben Spies took the wraps off their bikes at the 2013 Wrooom.
New Ducati Corse General Manager to evaluate GP13 strengths and weaknesses in upcoming MotoGP championship
Factory and satellite GP13 machines revealed at Wroom Ski Press Meeting
Hayden and Dovizioso speak to world media about upcoming MotoGP season.
The two Audi Ducati Team riders will hold their first press conference of the event that symbolically marks the start of the International motorsports season.