It was officially announced on Friday in Switzerland and we could not wait to announce it: Valsir® will be a Ducati sponsor also for the 2019 MotoGP Championship
On stage Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci presented the new Desmosedici GP, a concentrate of technology, power and aerodynamics. Valsir will be back alongside Ducati for a championship to be experienced in one breath.
"The determination of the team to improve race after race, to always think in an innovative way and constantly seek new boundaries in technology is a perfect example of what Mission Winnow means," said Miroslaw Zielinski, President of the SME Science and Innovation Division.
The new Desmosedici GP has all the features to achieve important results. With a maximum speed of over 350 km/h and a weight of only 157 kg it releases a maximum power of over 250 CV.
In the saddle two great riders who will try to bring Ducati to the top of the standings.
After finishing the last MotoGP season as runner-up for the second consecutive year, with four wins (Qatar, Brno, Misano and Valencia) and nine podiums overall (a personal record in the top class), Andrea Dovizioso is ready to challenge for the title once again, with even more experience under his belt. 2019 marks Dovizioso's twelfth season in MotoGP, and seventh in Ducati colours, where he will be joined by Danilo Petrucci.
Over the past four years with the factory-supported Pramac Racing Team, Danilo Petrucci enjoyed a steady growth as a rider. After showing promise in 2015 and 2016, he stepped up to the challenge by taking four podiums in the 2017 championship on a latest-spec Desmosedici GP machine, identical to the ones of the official riders: he was third at Mugello and Motegi, and second at Assen and Misano, finishing the season in 8th place with 124 points. Last year, the Italian took second place at Le Mans and, with 20 more points to his tally compared with the previous year, earned a position with the Ducati Team alongside fellow countryman Andrea Dovizioso.
It starts on Sunday 10 March in Losail, Qatar. The landscape will be the Losail International Circuit for a spectacular night race.
We and Ducati are ready to get on track with the mentality of all time: to give the maximum conviction that only by working together and taking care of every detail can you get great performances.