Ducati Introduces MotoGP Team and Motorcycle for 2018

Ducati presented the team and the new bike for MotoGP 2018. The expectations are high

Cladio Domenicali the CEO of Ducati did not miss the chance to introduce the team of Ducati for 2018. In the factory team, nothing changed in the driver pairing. Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo will also start for Ducati in 2018, which was already clear.

Presentation of the Ducati MotoGP motorcycle for 2018

Of course, the new equipment of the factory team was presented. Here it must be noted that this is not really the finished version. Some details are still being worked on and the final version will be shown in Malaysia. Presumably, they want to seize a few minor advantages with the secrecy to have a head start before it can mimic the competition, it should at least be the train of thought behind it.

The aerodynamic wings are still present, albeit in a new form. In addition, the new color in the matte red stands out. The bike is more aggressive. Striking is the bread box under the stern. It can be assumed that a large part of the electronics is stowed here in order to achieve the best possible distribution of the masses.

You clearly noticed that they are convinced of the bike and firmly expect to mix in the front. Of course, the title is the goal, but here it was still modest. Secretly, however, one expects strong title chances.

The Data of the Ducati Desmosedici GP

  • Engine: Liquid-cooled, 90° V4, four-stroke, evo desmodromic DOHC, four valves per cylinder
  • Capacity: 1,000cc
  • Maximum power: Over 250hp
  • Maximum speed: Over 350 km/h (218 mph)
  • Transmission: Ducati Seamless Transmission (DST_EVO). Chain final drive
  • Carburation: Indirect electronic injection, four throttle bodies with injectors above and below the butterfly valves. Throttles operated by the new EVO 2 TCF (Throttle Control & Feedback) system
  • Fuel: Shell Racing V-Power
  • Lubricant: Shell Advance Ultra 4
  • Exhaust: Akrapovic
  • Final Drive: D.I.D Chain
  • Frame: Aluminium alloy evo twin-spar
  • Suspension: Öhlins inverted 48mm front fork and Öhlins rear shock absorber, adjustable for preload, new factory evolution damping system
  • Electronics: Magneti Marelli ECU programmed with Dorna Unified Software
  • Tyres: Michelin 17″ front and rear
  • Brakes: Brembo, two 340mm carbon front discs with four-piston callipers. Single stainless steel rear disc with two-piston calliper
  • Dry weight: 157 kg (346.1 lbs.)
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Data from Jorge Lorenzo:

  • Age: 30 (Born 4 May 1987)
  • Birth Place: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • Residence: Lugano, Switzerland
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Height: 1.71 m
  • Weight: 65 kg

Racing Statistics

  • Bike: Ducati Desmosedici GP
  • Race Number: 99
  • GPs started: 268 (174 x MotoGP, 48 x 250cc, 46 x 125cc)
  • First GP: Qatar 2008 (MotoGP), Spain 2005 (250cc), Spain 2002 (125cc)
  • Wins: 44 (MotoGP) + 17 (250cc) + 4 (125cc)
  • First Win: Portugal 2008 (MotoGP), Spain 2006 (250cc), Brazil 2003 (125cc)
  • Pole Positions: 39 (MotoGP) + 23 (250cc) + 3 (125cc)
  • First Pole: Qatar 2008 (MotoGP), Italy 2005 (250cc), Malaysia 2003 (125cc)
  • Fastest laps: 29 (MotoGP) + 4 (250cc) + 3 (125cc)
  • Points: 2737 (MotoGP) + 768 (250cc) + 279 (125cc)
  • World Titles: 3 x MotoGP (2010, 2012, 2015) + 2 x 250cc (2006, 2007)

Data from Andrea Dovizioso:

  • Age: 31 (Born 23 March 1986)
  • Birth Place: Forlimpopoli, Italy
  • Residence: Forlì, Italy
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Height: 5ft 5in (167 cm)
  • Weight: 147 lbs (67 kg)

 

Racing Statistics

  • Bike: Ducati Desmosedici GP
  • Race Number: 04
  • GPs started: 276 (178 x MotoGP, 49 x 250cc, 49 x 125cc)
  • First GP: Qatar 2008 (MotoGP), Spain 2005 (250cc), Italy 2001 (125cc)
  • Wins: 8 (MotoGP) + 4 (250cc) + 5 (125cc)
  • First Win: Britain 2009 (MotoGP), Catalunya 2006 (250cc), South Africa 2004 (125cc)
  • Pole Positions: 5 (MotoGP) + 4 (250cc) + 9 (125cc)
  • First Pole: Japan 2010 (MotoGP), France 2006 (250cc), France 2003 (125cc)
  • Fastest laps: 5 (MotoGP) + 8 (250cc) + 3 (125cc)
  • Points: 1907 (MotoGP) + 721 (250cc) + 492 (125cc)
  • World Titles: 1 (125cc, 2004)

Pictures Ducati MotoGP Team 2018

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