Ahead of its Formal Launch | Ducati Reveals the Livery for the 2022 MotoGP Bike
In advance of its official introduction next week, Ducati, the reigning MotoGP constructors' champion, has shown photographs of their 2022 bikes in a teaser film.
Francesco Bagnaia (4), Jack Miller (2), and Pramac rookie Jorge Martin combined for seven triumphs in the 2021 season, making it one of Ducati's most successful.
This put Ducati on top of the constructors' rankings, while Bagnaia finished second in the riders' leaderboard to Yamaha's Fabio Quartararo.
Miller tested positive for COVID-19 while in Australia, and Ducati had to postpone its 2022 season premiere.
The unveiling has been rescheduled for Monday, February 7th, but a teaser film released on Monday morning reveals a nearly unaltered livery.
The last two Malaysian Grands Prix were canceled because of the COVID outbreak, therefore this will be MotoGP's first tour to Sepang since the 2020 preseason.
Bagnaia and Miller will continue to ride for Ducati's factory team in 2022.
Bagnaia enters the year as a favorite for the title, having won four games in a breakout 2021 season and narrowly missing out on the victory by 26 points.
Bagnaia, riding the 2022 Ducati, won the final two-day test after the 2021 season ended.
After the test in Jerez, Bagnaia told the press that Ducati had already produced the "ideal" bike in 2021 but had been capable of improving on it.
In 2022, Ducati will have eight riders on its roster, thanks to the addition of Gresini Racing as a satellite team, which has split from Aprilia.
This means the factory Ducati team, Pramac, Gresini, and Valentino Rossi's VR46 team will all be riding for the Italian company this year.
The 2022 motorcycles will be used by Bagnaia, Miller, Martin, Johann Zarco, and VR46's Luca Marini, while the 2021 bikes will be used by Gresini's Enea Bastianini and Fabio Di Giannantonio, as well as VR46's Marco Bezzecchi.
Gresini revealed its new livery earlier in the month, and Pramac will begin their season on February 2nd.