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MotoGP racing: Ducati follows Ferrari to launch “new steed”

If F1 fans will have to wait for another 2 weeks until the teams announce the new season, then at MotoGP, all have started for 2019.


This year Ducati is the first name offering with a completely new look and hope to be able to win for the first time in a decade.

From now until the start of the season at Losail Racecourse, Qatar, there are many milestones associated with the pre-season events of MotoGP. In addition to the tests, four factory teams and the new racing team appear this year, SIC Racing in the highest form will also hold its own new models. Ducati are the starters, followed by the Honda champions, then the SIC, Yamaha at the beginning of February and finally the KTM.

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Ducati held a solemn ceremony at the Philip Morris R&D Cube building in the city of Neuchatel, Switzerland. They are not a name too strange in the racing car when they appeared on popular McLaren cars in the 1990s (with Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna) and then Ferrari in the glorious years with Michael Schumacher.

Philip Morris did not just sponsor F1, but they were the ones who helped the teams at MotoGP or IndyCar win the championship. Therefore, the brand “Mission Winnow”was born and appeared in the Ferrari SF70-H since the Japanese marathon GP October 2018.

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And Ducati, another Italian team, will follow the “war horse” to get the main sponsor from the 2019 season. Present at the premiere was new driver Danilo Petrucci and Andrea Dovizioso, CEO Claudio Domenicali and head of the Gigi Dall’lgna racing team. The Desmosedici this year still has the main red color but is highlighted more boldly.

This is the first time since 2009 Ducati received funding from a tobacco brand. Audi Sports will also appear for the first time on the tires of Desmosedici GP19. In addition, we can see familiar names like Lenovo, Shell or Riello.

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Ducati entered the next season with the task of finding the first racer since Casey Stoner was crowned in 2007. Dovizioso has had the most recent two successful seasons, but still lacks a bit to be able to beat Marc Marquez. With the emergence of’new wind’ called Petrucci, Ducati will certainly be able to make a difference with direct competitors, especially when Jorge Lorenzo will race alongside Marquez at Honda.

Dovi’s 2019 goal will still be to compete for the personal championship and he continues to team up with racing engineer Alberto Giribuola. Meanwhile Petrucci will bring engineer Daniele Romagnoli from Pramac Racing to Ducati to continue working together, meaning that Lorenzo’s former technical team (headed by Mr.Cristian Gabarrini) will come back to Pramac to coordinate with rookie Francesco Bagnaia.

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Ducati’s sporting director is confident that besides the two Italian drivers in the main team, the team will still have two quality replacements from Pramac, Jack Miller and Bagnaia, who are always ready to take on the task. Therefore, Petrucci will have to make a lot of effort when his contract only lasts for 1year, and there is no guarantee for the current position in 2020. But he is still confident he can keep the position and not in a hurry to think about the future.

Alvaro Bautista Will Race For Ducati In WorldSBK 2019

After 16 years of sticking on the MotoGP race, Alvaro Bautista, the Spainish racer will move to another racing team, Aruba.it Racing – Ducati, at WorldSBK award that is going to hold at the end of this year.


With the announcement on social network which talks about his future decisions, Alvaro Bautista (Angel Nieto racing team) confirmed that in the MotoGP Silverstone press conference that he would be leaving MotoGP after 16 years conquesting to race alongside Chaz Davies at Aruba.it Racing – Ducati in the WorldSBK award.

Bautista achieved 49 podiums under his name with 16 victories on the 125cc and 250cc racing series. The greatest year of the Spanish racer is 2006, when he was crowned beacause of becoming the 125cc World’s Champion when he just was 22 years old.

Bautista commented about his move: “For me, the next season will be a new challenge because I would move from this race to WorldSBK after 16 years of racing with the official racing team Aruba Ducati. So I am very excited, it is really a new amazing challenge for me”.

Moreover, he also said that: “The persuasion that Ducati put on me really well and we will be strong together. I think we can achieve good results and have more fun. That is the race which is developing, so I am looking forward to this brand new challenge and I will also try to enjoy the last of my race in the MotoGP Championship”.

It seems the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati WorldSBK squad is ready for the season 2019. After announcing a brand new with Angel Nieto MotoGP rider at the present, Alvaro Bautista, the Ducati factory WorldSBK team also confirmed that they had renewed the contract with Chaz Davies.

With a new team and a completely new machine, Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Team is seeking to take the fight directly to other manufacturers in WorldSBK, particularly Kawasaki and Yamaha. It has been a difficult season so far and they hope that they will turn things around for the better by the year 2019.