A new livery and a new name for the Ducati Lenovo Team, as the Bologna factory officially kicked off their 2021 season.
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 iconic Ducati red colour returns to predominate the two bikes' liveries where the Lenovo logo also stands out.
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 – becoming Ducati's sponsor and partner in 2018.
Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic situation, the 2021 MotoGP season currently sees 19 Grands Prix confirmed.
It will officially get underway 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.
Jack Miller (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."