1/12 diecast scale model of the Ducati Desmosedici GP7 #27 driven by Casey Stoner at the Australian MotoGP in 2007. Made by IXO for Altaya in 2008 with reference MC6
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1/12 scale model of the MotoGP bike used by Australian rider Casey Stoner to dominate the 2007 MotoGP Championship. The Italian firm raced in the 2007 MotoGP season with two teams: the Ducati Marlboro Team directly managed by the factory, which ran the “official”, 2007 bikes (Desmosedici GP7), and the Pramac D’Antin MotoGP private team directly supported by the factory and using the same GP7 bikes. The most notable change from the previous year GP6 model was an engine size reduction, from 990cc to 800cc, imposed by the FIA regulations in an attempt to reduce the power and top speed of the bikes in the top category. Ducati adapted to this change much better than their rivals from Japan: Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki, producing a bike much superior to their opponents especially in terms of raw power and top speed in the straights. The Bridgestone tyres used by the Italian team also proved to be an advantage over the Michelin used by some of the top contenders.
The Ducati Marlboro Team inscribed two drivers for the 2007 season: Australian Casey Stoner with #27, and the Italian Loris Capirossi (3 time World Champion in the 125cc and 250cc categories) under #65. While Capirossi (who had taken a final 3rd position in the championship the year before) had a mixed year with just 1 victory and a final 8th position in the overall ranking, the Stoner – Ducati – Bridgestone combination proved to be almost unbeatable in what was only the second year of the Australian in the top category, including 10 GP wins out of 18 events and the World Championship at the Japanese GP on September 23rd 2007, 4 races before the end of the season. Stoner finished this year more than 120 points ahead of Spaniard Dani Pedrosa with Honda (2nd) and Italian Valentino Rossi with Yamaha (3rd). This was the first MotoGP title won by the bikes from Borgo-Panigale, six years after the debut of the Desmosedici in the 2002 MotoGP event at Mugello, Italy.
This model specifically represents the Desmosedici GP7 used by Casey Stoner at the 16th round of the championship, the “home” event of Australian GP at Phillip Island, October 14th 2007. The bike raced this event with an all-red livery instead of the regular red-white Marlboro livery used by the team during the rest of the season (with or without the logos of the main sponsor depending on the specfic country regulations regarding tobacco publicity). The model is made by Ixo, a diecast maker based in Macau (China), in a exclusive series for Spanish publisher Altaya.
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