The Shuttleworth Spring Motorcycle Sale 2024 Motorcycles 62 Ducati 2003 MotoGP GP3 Desmosedici race bike. • 2003 saw Ducati enter MotoGP for the first time with the brand new Desmosedici GP3 • The bike featured a 989cc 90-degree V4 desmodromic DOHC engine, with four valves per cylinder producing 220bhp-plus @ 16,000rpm with Magneti Marelli injection and ignition • Weighing a mere 145kg and capable of speeds in excess of 200mph • Featuring a tubular steel, trellis-style frame with an aluminium swing arm with Ohlins front and rear fully adjustable suspension • Fitted with powerful Brembo four-piston calipers with 305mm carbon discs on the front and a Brembo single two-piston caliper on the rear with 220mm steel disc • Finished in the iconic Marlboro colours, this machine has the designation of LC1 and was ridden by Loris Capirossi during the 2003 season • All the factory race bikes were fitted with tamper- proof metal stickers on the frame • Loris finished fourth in the MotoGP championship in 2003 with Ducati taking a second place in the manufacturer’s standings behind Honda • During the 2003 season, Ducati took three pole positions but their only win came at the Spanish Grand Prix at Catalunya, Loris Capirossi beating the Hondas of Valentino Rossi and Sete Gibernau • Early MotoGP bikes can be maintained and run without the need for factory support so can be used for track use and classic parades • This example is a correct frame and fitted with correct GP3 components and has been maintained over the last few years by an experienced technician and is presented in good running order • Fitted with a later Marelli ignition system with traction control • Currently fitted with carbon fibre front brake discs for display purposes only • Believed to be one of the few examples built by Ducati Corsa for the 2003 season Lot 802 2003 Ducati Desmosedici GP3 989cc Estimate: £250,000 - £300,000 Registration: UNREGISTERED Frame No: Not Seen Engine No: Not Seen Specialist: Mark Bryan Telephone No: 07958 107974 More Details Lot 802 Bid On Lot 802