Ducati to sport a special light blue livery for Italian MotoGP

Ducati to sport a special light blue livery for Italian MotoGP

The Ducati Lenovo team will swap its distinctive red for a special ‘Azzurro’ light blue livery in this Sunday’s home Italian MotoGP race at Mugello.

The factory Ducati squad will unveil its special livery at Mugello for its home Grand Prix, with the Desmosedici GP24 bike livery turning from red to ‘Azzurro’ light blue.

The bikes of reigning champion Francesco Bagnaia and team-mate Enea Bastianini will take to the track from Sunday morning’s warm-up with livery based on the sporting colours of the Italian national team with details in blue, white, and gold.

At the moment, only the colors of the outfits that the riders—Enea Bastianini and Francesco Bagnaia—will wear throughout the weekend at Mugello have been revealed. The unveiling of the bike’s livery will come later.

“The Nazionali Azzurre give emotions to millions of Italians, and we feel we do the same during race weekends, representing our country on circuits around the world,” Ducati Corse Sports Marketing and Communications Director Mauro Grassilli said in a statement.

“On the occasion of our home Grand Prix at Mugello, we have therefore chosen to create a link between the Red passion that distinguishes us on track and the Azzurro colour that unites us in our love for the sport.”

It’s not the first time Ducati has sported special colors for their home rounds. Last year, they opted for yellow for the San Marino GP in Misano.

Meanwhile, Bagnaia who is currently second in the world championship to Jorge Martin, will be seeking his third home Mugello victory in a row on Sunday. Understandably, the reigning champion and Bastianini can’t wait to get the Italian MotoGP underway.

“Racing at Mugello is always an indescribable emotion, and being able to count on the warmth of all the Italian fans and Ducatisti on the track makes this event even more incredible,” said Bagnaia. “The two victories obtained here in the last two years have been more beautiful than the other, and I dream of being able to do it again this year.

“Our Sunday at the Italian GP will be even more special as we will wear the same colours as the national team! I’m excited and can’t wait to get on the track!”

Teammate Bastianini said: “I will do my best to fight for a good result and give a great show to all my fans and Ducatisti, who will be at Mugello this weekend.”

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