Ex-Casey Stoner and Loris Capirossi Ducati MotoGP bikes could fetch up to £700,000 at Shuttleworth auction

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A pair of factory-backed Ducati Desmosedici MotoGP race bikes ridden by Loris Capirossi and Casey Stoner are expected to sell for up to a combined £700,000 at the Iconic Auctioneers Spring Motorcycle Sale at the Shuttleworth Collection on April 7.

Capirossi’s 2003 Desmosedici GP3, which finished second in the constructors’ championship that year, is expected to net between £250,000 and £300,000, with Stoner’s MotoGP championship winning GP7 hoped to yield £350,000 – £400,000.

The GP3 was raced in Ducati’s first season in the modern MotoGP class, with Stoner’s GP7 marking their first grand prix world title in the series as we know it today.

2003 ex-Loris Capirossi Ducati MotoGP bike

The 799cc engine produced in the region of 200 horsepower and carried the Australian to 10 race victories and a further four podiums that year, all in his first season with the Borgo Panigale team.

“Over the last three years we have really established ourselves as the premier auctioneers for Ducati motorcycles, with numerous word records and some great catalogue selections, this has made us the first choice for serious collectors looking to sell or buy,” Iconic Auctioneers Motorcycle Manager Mark Bryan said.

The auctioneering firm have sold over 5700 bikes and cars to customers in over 30 countries, with total sales sitting at more than £286 million as of December 2023.

2007 ex-Casey Stoner Ducati MotoGP bike

The grand prix bikes are to be sold as part of a larger auction, running on Sunday, April 7 at the Bedfordshire venue. Amongst the lots are many other collectable Ducatis, including a Team Reve Red Bull Ducati 996 British Superbike ridden by John Reynolds in the 2000 season.

Finishing third in the standings, the bike comes with letters from Reve Racing confirming its authenticity, old invoices, and even result sheets from a wildcard in that year’s World Superbike championship. It’s expected to go for £50,000 – £70,000.

Although in good condition, it’s not been used since 2008 and so would need recommissioning before being used in anger once more. The number 47 on the fairing comes from a Brands Hatch WSBK wildcard in which he took victory.

The Reve Racing Ducati 996 BSB bike ridden by John Reynolds

The special Ducatis don’t end there either, with a 1995 916 Senna special edition up for £30,000 to £35,000. Since being built, it has covered just 475 miles and is still registered to its original owner. It’s one of two Senna specials in the auction.

It isn’t all about Bologna special editions though, with 170 lots available in total. Alongside Italian exotica, there’s the chance to leave with an Aston Martin AMB 001 Pro track bike, which was built in partnership with Brough Superior.

Side view of Aston Martin AMB001 Pro

“It’s super exclusive – number eight of only 88 ever produced,” Mark Bryan previously told us at February’s Devitt MCN London Motorcycle Show. “This one has never been ridden, it spent its whole life sat next to the owner’s supercars in his garage, only being started and ran occasionally.” 

Its 997cc turbocharged V-twin motor puts out a claimed 225bhp, with the bike listed prior to the auction for a guide price of between £150,000 and £200,000.