Michael Schumacher riding for Ducati

SURPRISE APPEARANCE AT MUGELLO: MICHAEL SCHUMACHER GETS BACK ON THE DESMOSEDICI Weather conditions: clouded. Air temperature 15C Italian test rider Vittoriano Guareschi was unfortunate enough to suffer a fall during day two of a three day test...

SURPRISE APPEARANCE AT MUGELLO: MICHAEL SCHUMACHER GETS BACK ON THE DESMOSEDICI

Weather conditions: clouded. Air temperature 15C

Italian test rider Vittoriano Guareschi was unfortunate enough to suffer a fall during day two of a three day test session for the Ducati Corse Development Team at the Mugello Circuit and, although it didn't leave him seriously injured, a bad knock to his coccyx meant that he was unable to ride comfortably. This allowed the seven times F1 world champion Michael Schumacher to climb back on board the Desmosedici GP8.

The German rider who recorded surprisingly fast times during a test day in Valencia held after the last MotoGP race of 2007, did not hesitate for a second when presented with this last-minute opportunity to return to the track with the GP8.

Schumacher has also made his debut in a motorcycle competition, having taken part in one race in Misano last weekend.

The German champion completed 42 laps with a best lap time in 1'58.0.

"It was a nice surprise yesterday when I received the sudden offer to come to Mugello today", Michael said. "And despite the difficult weather conditions it was again big fun to ride the Ducati. But I repeat it very clearly that I have no intention at all to step into any kind of Moto GP competitions."

-credit: ducati.com

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Vittoriano Guareschi