Blog: Ducati and Piech's 75th
Dave Leggett | 3 April 2012
I see Daimler has denied interest in purchasing Italian motorcycle firm Ducati.
There does seem to be some OEM interest in the respected premium Italian two-wheeler brand. The house of brands that is Volkswagen Group is also rumoured to be interested. I can imagine the mighty Piech getting a little excited about the prospect of Ducati being brought in under the wing of, say, Audi.
Somebody I was speaking to the other day had an interesting observation. April 17 is Ferdinand Piech's 75th birthday. That falls a few days before the VW Group AGM. The timing could be very good for an announcement.
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