Avintia Ducati is set to hold the first 2021 MotoGP team launch after announcing a date of February 5 for its online presentation.
The team has an all-new rider line-up this season with Moto2 champion Enea Bastianini and title rival Luca Marini taking over from Johann Zarco and Tito Rabat.
Avintia is set to run two different liveries, with Valentino Rossi’s younger brother Marini remaining in Sky colours and being run by VR46 within the Avintia structure.
Marini’s Sky VR46 Desmosedici was unveiled on Italian TV last December, but Bastianini’s MotoGP livery remains unknown. Barring the arrival of a major new sponsor, it is expected to be similar to the Zarco/Rabat colours of last season.
While their bikes will look different, both Bastianini and Marini will be using year-old GP19-based machines. All other Ducati riders will have the GP20.
The MotoGP technical freeze means that engine design for all but KTM and Aprilia must remain unchanged until 2022, however the chassis, suspension, electronics and aerodynamics can be updated.