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MotoGP: Claudio Calabresi Is Pramac Ducati New Team Manager

Pramac Ducati has formally announced Claudio Calabresi as the new team manager, taking over from Francesco Guidotti.

Guidotti shocking move to KTM has open the door for Pramac Ducati to hired Calabresi as his replacement and promoted former GP winner, Fonsi Neito from Rider Coach to Sports Director.

*Claudio Calabresi

Pramac was quick to established themselves as a title challenging satellite team with the likes of Jorge Martin tand Johann Zarco.

Zarco briefly led the world championship before finishing the 2021 season at fifth overall.

Zarcon and Martin combination also contributed to a total of eight podiums and five pole positions.

Speaking to the press, Pramac boss, Paolo Campinoti praised the arrival of Calabresi who has also been Pramac MotoE’s team manager since the start.

“Claudio’s growth within our team is the testimony of the esteem and confidence I have in him, and I am convinced that after three seasons as Team Manager in MotoE he will be up to this new and important challenge.

“We can’t wait to start this new adventure together, certain that Pramac Racing will be one of the top teams in the MotoGP and that next season will bring great satisfaction. The close collaboration with Fonsi will also guarantee us solid skills and experience from a sporting point of view,” he said.

Meanwhile, Calabresi expressed his desire to help the team ahead of the 2022 season.

“Now a new chapter opens for me, where curiosity, passion and experience will be at full disposal of the team, with the greatest commitment to remain one of the most competitive teams in MotoGP,” he added.

Pramac will continue to field Zarco and Martin ahead of the upcoming season starting with Sepang test in February.

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