The Spanish GP did not go quite well for the Ducati team. Both of its riders crashed out during the final laps of the race. It was unfortunate, and definitely not something to cheer about. However, Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding SpA, was announced as the new Chairman of MSMA; something which Ducati should be cheerful about.

The news was announced during the MSMA Members’ General Meeting, held at Jerez de la Frontera. MSMA (Motorcycle Sports Manufacturers’ Association) was formerly known as GPMA. It was established in 1992 to represent the interests of the manufacturers involved in racing during the meetings with the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme), the various promoters and the teams’ associations.

Thanking the assembly for the nomination, Claudio Domenicali, said, “It is an honor to accept this role, both in person and in my capacity as CEO of Ducati Motor Holding. Ducati now holds this position for the first time in twenty-seven years of MSMA activity.”

He further added, “In facing up to this task, we are fully committed to making an important contribution to the further growth and professionalism of the sporting activities that see the participation of the world’s most important motorcycle manufacturers.”