The team that will try to defend the Superbike world title conquered by Alvaro Bautista in 2022 was presented in Madonna di Campiglio, in the Dolomites. The number 1 will be on his Panigale V4R
January 23, 2023
It took place this morning in Madonna di Campiglio the presentation of the two Ducati MotoGP and Superbike teams. The first to take the stage was the CEO of Ducati Motor Holding Claudio Domenicaliwhich briefly traced the story of a triumphant season, confirming the importance that competitions assume for the Bolognese company.
It was then the turn of the General Manager of Ducati Corse Louis Dall’Ignawho, speaking of the Superbike, recalled how this year the riders will take the new Panigale V4 to the track, which has evolved in terms of the engine but not only.
After the speeches by Paolo Ciabatti, Sporting Director of Ducati Corse, and Stefano Cecconi, CEO of Aruba, it was the riders, but above all the bikes that captured the attention of those present.
Once the veils were removed from the motorcycles, the catchphrase concerning iThe race numbers of both Di Bautista and Francesco Bagnaia. Both chose number 1 and as regards the Spanish rider, he declared that the choice was made together with his daughter and since he wanted both numbers, a small number 19 appears inside the number one.
Bautista, who changed his hair and cut his long blonde hair, and Rinaldi answered the questions of the presenter Barbara Pedrotti. The former declared that the secret of his victories (16 in both 2019 and 2022, his two years with Ducati) must be sought in his desire to have funas well as obviously in the firm will to win.
Rinaldi, on the other hand, affirmed that the level of the SBK world championship rose further last season, as the record laps of the slopes have also shown, which have almost always been improved. However, this shouldn’t be an alibi, and the driver from Rimini is aware of this. This year he’s racing to win the world championship and only at the end will we see if he or Alvaro will be the world champion.
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