News 16 Jan 2018

Updated appearance for 2018 Ducati MotoGP contender

Factory team of Dovizioso and Lorenzo launched in Bologna overnight.

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Ducati Team has uncovered its new look ahead of the 2018 MotoGP World Championship, aiming to challenge for the crown with Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo aboard the latest Desmosedici GP.

Current world number two Dovizioso and triple MotoGP world champion Lorenzo unveiled a captivating new red and grey livery that they will wear this season, due for the on-track debut at Sepang later this month.

“When you come close to winning the title like last year, it’s easy to lose direction in the development of the bike and so all the innovations that we will introduce on the new Desmosedici GP will be characterised by evolution, not revolution,” commented Ducati Corse general manager Luigi Dall’Igna.

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“I believe that both Ducati Team riders, Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo, are true added value for us and that both of them can aim for the world title in 2018. We only have to make one final step and we know that it’s not going to be easy.

“We are up against some really tough rivals and with companies that are much bigger than us. In any case we will try and do everything possible to make 2018 a truly memorable year for us and for all the Ducatisti.”

The Ducati Team will leave in a few days’ time for Malaysia, where the first session of official pre-season tests will take place at the Sepang circuit from 28-30 January.