Heute wurde in Bologna das Ducati Lenovo Team für die MotoGP-Saison 2021 vorgestellt. 19 GP-Rennen sind angedacht, wieviel davon übrig bleiben mit der Covid-19 Pandemie, wird sich zeigen. Am 6./7. März steigen in Katar erste Testfahrten für MotoGP-Rookies, vom 10 bis 12. März folgen die offiziellen Testtage für alle Teams und Fahrer. Die ersten beiden MotoGP-Rennen auf dem Losail-Circuit außerhalb von Doha in Katar sind geplant vom 26. bis 28. März und vom 2. bis 4. April.
Stimmen im O-Ton:
Jack Miller #43, Ducati Lenovo Team: »The emotions I felt seeing my all-red Desmosedici and wearing my new suit for the first time were incredible! I still have to realize that I’ll be part of the official Ducati Team this year. It’s taken a long way to get this far, and finally being “in red” gives me a great sense of satisfaction, but also the right motivation to continue working with commitment and dedication towards my future goals. I am looking forward to this new adventure and will try to get some important results this season«.
Francesco Bagnaia #63, Ducati Lenovo Team: »This will be a significant season for me because for the first time I’ll be wearing the colours of an official team. I’m proud to have achieved this first goal, and this year I will set my sight on even greater results. It has always been my dream to become part of the official Ducati Team. I will try my best not to disappoint any expectations. I’m sure I have all that I need to be competitive right from the start and aim high«.
Luigi Dall’Igna, General Manager Ducati Corse: »The start of a new season is always a special moment, and this year even more, as we have a completely new team. We have two new riders with us, Jack Miller and Pecco Bagnaia. Both are extraordinarily talented, they’re young, but they have already a lot of experience on our bike. Jack and Pecco have great potential, and I think that together we can fight not only to defend the Constructors’ Title won in 2020, but we can also aim for the Riders’ Title. As per this year’s regulations, we cannot modify some of the bike’s components. Still, during winter, we have been able to work on many other aspects to improve our bike’s competitiveness and be ready to start the new season. From 2021 we will also be able to count on even greater support from Lenovo, which has been our partner since 2018 and with whom we have worked very well together over the past few seasons. I’m sure that together we will be able to achieve even greater success this year while entertaining and bringing excitement to all the Ducatisti around the world.«