The 2022 Ducati MotoGP livery was shown on Monday afternoon during the team’s delayed formal 2022 presentation.

The event was originally set for January 28, but was postponed because Jack Miller tested positive for Covid-19 while being home in Australia. As a result, Miller was unable to participate since he was unable to leave his home.

This year’s livery appears almost identical to that of 2021, except that each rider’s number is covered in an additional black background.

In contrast, Ducati has confirmed that the Desmosedici GP machines will for the first time since 2003 be painted in the iconic “Ducati red” – the same color of the production motorcycles built by the Borgo Panigale-based manufacturer.

2021 MotoGP Championship runner-up Francesco Bagnaia will ride alongside Jack Miller marking the second season riding for the Ducati factory team. Bagnaia finished 2021 as a MotoGP favorite, winning four of the final six races and claiming five straight poles.

Bagnaia finished sixth overall in the two-day Sepang test, with a best lap time of 1:58.265, which was +0.134s slower than Enea Bastianini’s new unofficial lap record. Over the course of two days, Bagnaia completed 110 laps.

“I’m happy for the start of this new season… We’ve ended 2021 on a high, and I hope to continue 2022 from where we left off last year,” Bagnaia said.

“My team and I have grown a lot since then. I feel good with my team, and I’m sure that we can do great things together.”

“The Desmosedici GP in this new colour is even more beautiful, and I can’t wait to get back to racing with it.”

“The goal for this season will be, as always, to constantly improve and be competitive in every race. We’ll aim to bring the MotoGP riders’ title, as well as the teams’ and manufacturers’ titles, back to Borgo Panigale.”

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