The Italian team Ducati and the promoter of the MotoGP World Championship have signed a contract binding them for another five years.
Present in MotoGP since 2003, Ducati will remain so at least until 2026! The Italian team has indeed extended this Wednesday its contract for five years with Dorna Sports, the promoter of the world championship. “Racing has always been a fundamental part of the Ducati brand and it will remain so. They represent a means of nurturing this passion proven by fans around the world, but also an advanced research laboratory where the most sophisticated materials and the most innovative design methods are tested. It is also like a kind of training ground where we grow young engineers, in order to provide our customers with the latest motorcycles., whether in terms of technology or emotion, the recent Superleggera V4 and Multistrada V4 are proof of this. In both cases, although they have very different variations, the experience acquired in MotoGP has proven to be fundamental. This agreement confirms that beyond the expansion of our range, competition motorcycles will continue to occupy a central place in our eyes. I would like to thank Dorna Sports and especially Carmelo Ezpeleta for their excellent work during all these years. They have made MotoGP a truly extraordinary media platform, ”said Claudio Domenicalli, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding.
A title of world constructors’ champion to defend
Since making its debut in MotoGP, Ducati has won one rider’s world championship title, thanks to Australian Casey Stoner in 2007, and two constructors’ world championship titles, in 2007 and 2020. Last season, it was is Andrea Dovizioso, Danilo Petrucci and Jack Miller who rode the Desmocedici GP 2020. In 2021, Dovozioso having decided to take a sabbatical year, Jack Miller and Francesco Bagnaia will be the holders. In 18 seasons, Ducati has mounted 160 podiums, including 51 victories.