MotoGP: Ducati mind games forge unusual bond

(CNN)Back in June, on a sweltering Sunday at Italy’s majestic Mugello circuit, Danilo Petrucci fired his Ducati across the line for his maiden MotoGP victory. READ: MotoE takes to the circuit just months after fire destroyed everything No greater prize For any MotoGP rider, let alone an Italian, there is simply no greater prize than a win on a Ducati at Mugello. This is the two-wheeled equivalent of a Ferrari victory at Monaco. As Fratelli d’Italia belted out over the podium ceremony, Petrucci dissolved into tears of joy and disbelief. But his triumph also has a fascinating backstory. At the post-race press conference, his voice choking with emotion, Petrucci dedicated the win to his teammate and fellow Italian, Andrea Dovizioso. …