Track test: Ducati 959 Panigale vs MV Agusta F3

The Ducati 959 Panigale roars down the stretch between Turn 3 and Turn 5 at the Madras Motor Race Track with a restrained fury that I know well. I’m tucked in watching the rev counter’s digital bars count off the revs before a shift light prompts me to gently boot the quickshifter to select a higher gear. But Mody’s lighter as well as faster and he has the MV Agusta F3 today. What the MV lacks in outright performance, Mody makes up for in smoothness.

The silver-red blur passes me on the inside as I start hunting for the braking...

Updated Date: Dec 30, 2016 10:00:26 IST