Ducati sign up with MotoGP until end of 2026

20 January 2021 - 14:16 By Reuters
Danilo Petrucci of Italy and Ducati rounds the bend during qualifying for the MotoGP of Portugal at Algarve Motor Park on November 21 2020 in Portimao, Portugal.
Danilo Petrucci of Italy and Ducati rounds the bend during qualifying for the MotoGP of Portugal at Algarve Motor Park on November 21 2020 in Portimao, Portugal.
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Italian manufacturer Ducati announced on Wednesday its continuation in MotoGP until at least the end of the 2026 season.

Ducati won the top category with Australian Casey Stoner in 2007, ending a 32-year Japanese manufacturer domination of the sport.

The Bologna-based company also secured the MotoGP constructors' title last season after a 50 point deduction for Yamaha. Suzuki took the rider and team titles with Spaniard Joan Mir.

The factory Ducati team has a new line-up for 2021 with Australian Jack Miller and Italian Francesco Bagnaia.

“Racing has always been a truly fundamental part of the Ducati brand and will remain so in the future,” said Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali in a statement.

“This renewed agreement confirms that, while we plan to continue to expand our product range outside the world of sports bikes, the track and high-performance motorbikes remain a central element for Ducati.”


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