Video: Nicky and Vale’s Big Italian Snow Ride

01/14/2012 @ 3:05 pm, by Jensen Beeler9 COMMENTS

If you want to know the real story behind Ducati’s snow tire shod Desmosedici two-up ride with MotoGP riders Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden, well this video should shed some insight into the antics that the Ducati Corse crew has been undertaking at the 2012 Wrooom media event being held at the Madonna di Campiglio ski resort this week.

Catching some big air on the Italian Alps, our protagonists race down the slopes on their snowboards, egging each other on to go faster. However, when Hayden hurts his shoulder (the American GP racer did break his collarbone and ribs two weeks ago in real life), the Ducati Corse duo have to get Hayden down the mountain as soon as possible, and video goodness ensues. Yes, MotoGP racers have such a hard life.

Source: Ducati Corse

  • i’ll bet euros to tortellini that those are not vale and nicky doing the boarding tricks.

  • bigdyno

    I would have died laughing if that had been a Yamaha sled.

  • Cool video but hopefully they take 2012 alot more serious … tired of seeing Vale and Nicky fighting for 7th!!!!

  • New Zealand Dan

    Not quite as good as the mancation video Yamaha released :S

  • Smitch

    Their dialogue is so natural, I feel like I’m right there with them in this candid behind the scenes video!

    Ducati is pissing me off. Ugly bikes since 2009, lame promotional videos, bad Factory racing efforts.

  • MikeD

    Danm thing was so cheesy it was fun to watch it.

  • some

    “much pain” lol

  • Shaitan

    Cheese factor turned up to 11, but good publicity after last year’s Ducati woes in MotoGP. 2012 might change things up.

  • Matt

    The scene on the snowmobile made me uncomfortable.