News 27 May 2015

Ducati Team confirms Pirro for Mugello wildcard

Factory test rider to make first appearance of the season.

Source: Ducati Corse.

Source: Ducati Corse.

Ducati will feature a three-rider factory team at Mugello’s sixth round of the 2015 MotoGP World Championship takes place in Italy, as test rider Michele Pirro will join regulars Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone.

Pirro’s inclusion increases the grid to three of the current Desmosedici GP15s, which Dovizioso and Iannone have ridden to success so far this season.

“I am very pleased to do my first wildcard race of the year at Mugello and it’s also really exciting for me to race for the first time with the GP15,” Pirro said. “In five races the new Desmosedici has already scored five podiums, proving to be very competitive.

“So it’s a big responsibility for me, but with the Ducati Test Team we have always done a good job on the bike’s development and so I am confident we can obtain a good result.”

For the Ducati Team riders it will be a special occasion, seeing as it is the home race for the Borgo Panigale manufacturer and as always numerous Ducatisti are expected to pack into the Ducati Grandstand at the Correntaio corner to cheer on their heroes.