The World Champions have unleashed Bagnaia and Bastianini’s machines ahead of the new MotoGP™ season.
For the second consecutive year, the enchanting snow-capped Dolomites served as a backdrop for the official presentation of the Ducati Lenovo Team.
This morning, at the Palacampiglio in Madonna di Campiglio, the squad from Borgo Panigale unveiled the liveries of the Desmosedici GP machines with which they will participate in the 2024 MotoGP World Championship.
The livery, predominantly Ducati Red, features a fluorescent graphic detail that recalls the curve in the Ducati logo.
This design element is also present on the fairings of the Panigale V4 R Superbike of the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team and on the new motocross bikes of the Ducati Corse R&D – Factory MX Team, which were unveiled on stage alongside the MotoGP bikes.
Reigning World Champion Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia is geared up to defend his Title as he proudly displays the number 1 on the fairing of his Desmosedici GP. Bagnaia will again be partnered with compatriot Enea Bastianini, who is entering his second year with the factory team.
During the presentation, held at the “Campioni in Pista” event organized by Ducati in collaboration with Trentino Marketing and the Azienda per il Turismo Madonna di Campiglio (a location linked to Audi since 2013 for the enhancement of the area), and featuring the support of Lenovo, Aruba.it, Audi Sport, Monster Energy, and Shell, the new Ducati Corse Sporting Director, Mauro Grassilli, was officially introduced.
Paolo Ciabatti, the new General Manager of Ducati Corse Off-Road Division, took the stage to present for the first time the Ducati’s new motocross bikes, which will be entrusted to the nine-time Motocross World Champion Toni Cairoli and Alessandro Lupino.
Everything is set for an exciting start to the new MotoGP™ season from 6th-8th February in Malaysia, where the Ducati Lenovo Team riders will make their first track appearance for 2024 in the official test session at Sepang.
“I am delighted to be back in Madonna di Campiglio to present our MotoGP and WorldSBK teams as World Champions.
2023 was truly an unforgettable year, and now we’re here to kick off the new season and embrace the challenges that lie ahead in 2024.
In MotoGP, the Ducati Lenovo Team will feature World Champion Pecco Bagnaia alongside Enea Bastianini again.
Unfortunately, Bastianini couldn’t showcase his full potential last year due to numerous injuries, but we are optimistic about his performance this season.”
“I’m thrilled to kick off my fourth season with the Ducati Lenovo Team.
The last test in Valencia provided positive feedback, giving us a solid foundation for the upcoming season’s development work.
I’m eager to hit the track and pick up where we left off. It’s bound to be a challenging season, but we’re ready to face it with our usual determination.
As a close-knit team, we’ll give our best to aim for the Championship once again.”
“2023 was a challenging year, and I look forward to redeeming myself in the upcoming season.
We have an exciting 2024 ahead of us. Despite participating in only a few Grands Prix last year, I’ve learned valuable lessons that I’ll carry into the new season.
I have great confidence in my Team, and I know we have all the potential to do well. I can’t wait to hit the track and start the new season.”