Is a bird, or a plane or a futuristic two-wheeled weapon? It’s actually a mix of all three. It moves through the air faster than a bird, looks angularly exotic, is super aerodynamic, and is used for battle on racetracks around the world.
This weapon of a race machine was unveiled at the 2021 Ducati Lenovo Team reveal this week with an online event streamed on Ducati.com, Ducati’s YouTube channel, and official Facebook page. During the presentation, Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding, unveiled the new “all red” Desmosedici GP bikes that Jack Miller, 26-year-old from Australia, and Francesco “Pecco Bagnaia, 24-year-old from Turin, will ride in their first season as official riders of the Borgo Panigale-based squad in the MotoGP World Championship.
The bold Ducati red color predominates while the sponsor logos of Lenovo stand out too. The PC maker was announced as Title Partner of the Italian team with a three-year agreement. Lenovo is a technology leader in PCs, smart devices, data center, services and software solutions and has been a Ducati sponsor since 2018.
This year’s MotoGP season has 19 Grands Prix confirmed. The season kicks off on 5th March in Qatar with a day of testing reserved for rookies and test riders, in which Michele Pirro and the Ducati Test Team will also participate. On 6th-7th March, Jack Miller and Pecco Bagnaia will finally take to the track with their new team at Losail International Circuit for the first official two-day test for 2021, followed by three more days of testing, also in Qatar, from 10th-12th March. Doha Circuit will also set the stage for the first two Grands Prix of the year, held in the evening, from 26th-28th March and 2nd-4th April.