News 24 Jan 2020

Ducati Team launches 2020 livery in Bologna

Mission Winnow-backed Desmosedici GP20 uncovered.

Image: Supplied.

The Mission Winnow Ducati Team has launched the Desmosedici GP20 bikes that will be piloted by Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci in the 2020 MotoGP World Championship.

The historic Palazzo Re Enzo in Piazza Maggiore at Bologna in Italy set the stage for the 2020 team launch, where a brand-new and exciting livery was unveiled.

“Last year we finished as runner-up for the third consecutive time behind Marc Marquez, a rider that for sure made the difference last year, but we also did our best managing well our potential,” said Dovizioso.

“Every year has its own story, and it is not easy to predict what will happen in 2020. Our goal is clear – we want to challenge for the title again.

“Both Ducati and I are working hard to be back stronger than ever before. Compared to last year, I expect to find more competitive rivals, but we have also grown a lot, and I am confident that we will be able to continue with our positive trend.”

Petrucci added: “2019 was positive for me, despite a few difficulties towards the end of the year. It was my best season in MotoGP in terms of results. I took my first win in Mugello in a fantastic race in front of my home crowd and all the Ducati fans.

“This result boosts my confidence and motivates me to improve even more this year. I know our rivals will be back stronger this year, but that counts for me too. I have been improving and growing each season, and this year I want to confirm my results and make further steps forward compared to last year.”

The Mission Winnow Ducati Team will make its first on-track appearance at the Sepang test on 7-9 February.