News 26 Apr 2022

Simple reason behind DesmoSport red livery update

Co-owner Ben Henry outlines switch to darker colour.

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The DesmoSport Ducati team updated its livery to a darker red at Wakefield Park, the switch from the fluro red design used in previous rounds due to the colour simply not being available anymore.

In its 2016 inception, DesmoSport Ducati ran a traditional darker red and white design with Mike Jones throughout the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) season.

The squad later switched to a fluro red colour scheme with Callum Spriggs at the 2017 ASBK opener. Since then, fluro red has often been used by the team, until a supply shortage of the colour meant the update was necessary.

“Honestly, it is way more simple than you think… you just can’t get fluro red anymore,” DesmoSport Ducati co-owner Ben Henry explained. “We have tried everywhere, cannot buy fluro red anymore.

“It is a Ducati, they actually look pretty good in red, I’m pretty happy with them. I didn’t choose to change, it has been coming for a long time. I just can’t get that colour anymore.”

Sporting the updated livery at round three of the 2022 Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship, Bryan Staring notched a 5-5 scorecard to finish fifth overall, the West Australian rider now third in the points standings.