Ducati has unveiled their latest livery for their MotoGP race machine, the Ducati Desmosedici GP20 in Bologna, Italy last night. Dressed to impress, the new colour scheme presents the same bright red from the previous season but with more black and chrome details to make things pop even more.
Although the colours are set for the 2020 MotoGP season, the bikes we see in the pictures are probably more similar to the GP19 than the GP20 (just like how it has been presented in the past few years). It is very likely that once the team arrives in Qatar for the first race of the season, the Desmosedici GP20 will be aesthetically different.
The Mission Winnow Ducati squad has the same goal as the previous years; to bring the fight to the front runners (especially Marc Marquez) and win the championship (just like any other factory squads on the grid).
According to Luigi Dall’Igna, General Manager of Ducati Corse, “We already left the 2019 season behind, a year that saw us confirmed as runner-up in the riders’ standings for the third time in a row with Andrea. Dovizioso scored nine podiums and two incredible victories.”
“At the same time, Danilo gave us incredible emotions with his victory in Mugello, which is a GP that we had won in the last three years. Still, we can’t say that we are completely satisfied as our ultimate goal remains the same: winning the championship title.”
“2020 will be even more intense and demanding with twenty races scheduled in the calendar, and our rivals will be even more competitive. That is why we all need to increase our commitment. For this reason, we have been working harder during the winter to offer to Andrea and Danilo a Desmosedici GP20 bike that will allow them to become leading contenders in all races and all conditions,” added Dall’Igna.
With that being said, the specs for the Ducati Desmosedici GP20 is looking mighty fine with over 250hp and 157kg dry weight which allows the machine to propel over 350km/h easily. Will 2020 be the year of Ducati? It’s definitely an uphill climb and the challenge won’t be easy, not just from Honda but other factories who are slowly but surely catching up. Who do you have your money on?