The presentation of the Ducati Lenovo Team 2021 was held online with the sixteen GPs that will be ridden by Jack Miller and Pecco Bagnaia.
During the presentation Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding, unveiled the new "all red" liveries of the Desmosedici GPs with which Jack Miller, 26-year-old Australian and Francesco "Pecco" Bagnaia, 24-year-old from Turin, will face their first season as official riders of the Borgo Panigale factory in the MotoGP World Championship.
The iconic red color Ducati returns to be the protagonist of the liveries of the two motorcycle on which the Lenovo logo stands out, becoming Title Partner of the Italian team with a three-year agreement. Technology leader in the PC market, smart devices, data centers, services and software solutions, Lenovo has been a sponsor and partner of Ducati since 2018.
The 2021 season, which despite the persistent health emergency due to the Covid-19 pandemic currently has 19 confirmed grands prix, will officially kick off on March 5 in Qatar on the occasion of a first day of testing reserved for test drivers and rookie drivers, in which Michele Pirro will participate with the Ducati Test Team. From 6 to 7 March, it will be the turn of Jack Miller and Pecco Bagnaia, who will take to the track for the first time with their new team on the Losail International Circuit for the first two days of official 2021 testing, to be followed by another three days. of free practice, from 10 to 12 March, also in Qatar. The Doha track will also be the stage for the first two events of the year, which will be held as usual at night, from 26 to 28 March and from 2 to 4 April.
The statements by Luigi Dall'Igna, Ducati Corse General Manager:
“The start of a new season is always a special and exciting moment and this year it will be even more so, because we will have a completely renewed team. We will have two new riders with us, Jack Miller and Pecco Bagnaia: both are gifted with extraordinary talent, they are young, but they already have a lot of experience on our bike. Jack and Pecco have great potential and I believe that together we can fight not only to defend the constructors 'title won in 2020, but also for the drivers' title. This year's regulation did not allow us to change some components of the bike, but we were still able to work on other aspects during the winter to try to get ready for the start of the new season with an even more competitive bike. "