Ducati factory team unveils 2024 MotoGP livery

Ducati factory team unveils 2024 MotoGP livery

The Ducati Lenovo Team unveiled their Ducati Desmosedici GP24 and livery in preparation for their 2024 MotoGP World Championship defence.

Ducati factory MotoGP team marked the second team to reveal its 2024 livery at an event in Bologna with reigning world champion Francesco Bagnaia and Enea Bastianini in attendance.

The reigning MotoGP champions unveiled the bike complete with an updated scarlet livery at their yearly official Ducati launch event at Madonna di Campiglio in Italy, along with the Aruba Ducati Panigale V4 R for their WorldSBK campaign.

Ducati’s iconic racing red continues to serve as the base colour for the 2024 Desmosedici model, although a subtle design with fluorescent graphic detailing is now visible across the bike.

Visible on the side fairings, tail and front fairing behind each rider’s number, the graphic is a paler version of red compared to the bike’s base colour. The graphic ‘recalls the curve in the Ducati logo’ and is also featured on the World Superbike Panigale V4.

Additionally, the riders’ colored numbers have undergone a change compared to their previous colour. Bagnaia will continue to sport the #1 plate on his bike, but it’s now colored black so as to make it stand out from the red. Bastianini will stick with his original number 23, but it’s now white rather than red.

In an attempt to win a second consecutive riders title, the team is aiming to eclipse Bagnaia’s incredible run from 2023, which saw the Italian win six grand prix races and four sprint victories overall.

The double world champion ultimately emerged victorious after a season-long battle for the title against Pramac Ducati’s Jorge Martin. Over his remarkably consistent campaign, he finished every grand prix but failed to take the top spot.

“I’m thrilled to kick off my fourth season with the Ducati Lenovo Team,” said Bagnaia. “The last test in Valencia provided positive feedback, giving us a solid foundation for the upcoming season’s development work.

“I’m eager to hit the track and pick up where we left off. It’s bound to be a challenging season, but we’re ready to face it with our usual determination.

“As a close-knit team, we’ll give our best to aim for the Championship once again.”

Bagnaia will be teamed once more with Enea Bastianini, who is aiming for a new beginning with the factory team after suffering injuries in Portugal and Spain at the beginning of the 2023 MotoGP season that severely curtailed his campaign.

However, a move in the latter part of the year which culminated in him winning in Malaysia for the first time in factory Ducati colours, should give him enough confidence for a stronger ’24 performance.

“2023 was a challenging year, and I look forward to redeeming myself in the upcoming season,” Bastianini said. “We have an exciting 2024 ahead of us despite participating in only a few Grands Prix last year.

“I’ve learned valuable lessons that I’ll carry into the new season. I have great confidence in my team, and I know we have all the potential to do well.

“I can’t wait to hit the track and start the new season.”

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