Dorna and the Italian manufacturer lock in another six years, securing Ducati in MotoGP until 2026.
Ducati and Dorna Sports signed an agreement keeping Ducati in MotoGP from 2022 to 2026. Since Ducati joined the MotoGP World Championship, the Borgo Panigale company has earned 160 podiums, including 51 victories, in eighteen years. In 2007, Ducati won the Constructors, Riders and Teams World Titles with Casey Stoner. Ducati, again in 2020, earned the Constructors World Title, with credit to Andrea Dovizioso, Danilo Petrucci, Jack Miller, Francesco Bagnaia and Johann Zarco.
“Racing has always been a truly fundamental part of the Ducati brand and will remain so in the future. In fact, it represents not only a way to fuel the passion and cheer of the Ducatisti all over the world, but also an advanced research laboratory where the most sophisticated materials and the most innovative design methods are tested. It is also the training ground where our young engineers grow to provide our customers with state-of-the-art motorbikes in terms of technology and emotionality of use, as the Superleggera V4 and Multistrada V4 recently demonstrated. In both cases, although with very different declinations, the experience gained in MotoGP has been fundamental. This renewed agreement confirms that, while we plan to continue to expand our product range outside of the world of sports bikes, the track and high-performance motorbikes remain a central element for Ducati. I want to thank Dorna Sports and, in particular, Carmelo Ezpeleta for their great work over the years that has made MotoGP a truly extraordinary media platform.” – Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding.
“Dorna Sports is proud of the continuation of the partnership with Ducati and thanks the factory for its loyalty to the series. We have been honoured to accompany the iconic Italian manufacturer as they achieved past milestones and are excited to share this new episode in its history with two bright young stars such as Jack Miller and ‘Pecco’ Bagnaia. Their potential and talent will definitely be one of the assets of the 2021 FIM MotoGP World Championship we are about to start.” – Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports SL.