Ducati: There is no official Desmosedici for Valentino Rossi

Confirmation has arrived from Davide Tardozzi, who has announced that Ducati will tighten the distribution of official bikes for 2023. This decision will affect Luca Marini and the Mooney VR46 team, which this year benefited from a specific factory

nIn 2023 MotoGP will have 22 bikes on the starting grid, including – in particular – an 8 Ducati, 4 Honda, 4 Aprilia, 4 KTM and 2 Yamaha. Thus, the clear majority of Borgo Panigale branded products, given that More than a third of the first-class riders will sit on the desmosedici. Without looking at the official Lenovo team, Ducati will have to decide what specs should be assigned to the satellite teams (Pramac, Gresini and VR46) in light of the upcoming season. And if Luca Marini announced in Misano that he does not yet know which prototype of Borgo Panigale he will meet in 2023, here it is in the last hours Bolognese company leaders – Talk to team managers of concerned customer teams – Define plans.

cAs announced today by Ducati Team Principal David Tardozzi, there will be some changes compared to the current situation. It should be borne in mind that the Ducati riders with a factory specific 2022, in addition to Bagnaia and Miller, are Jorge Martin and Johann Zarco – Pramac standard holders – and Luca Marini of Team Mooney VR46. The one who will lose the status of “factory rider” will be Valentino Rossi’s brother. Summing up, then, in 2023 we will see Pecco Bagnaia and Enea Bastianini with the official bike dressed as Pramac, and it will also be delivered to Martin and Zarco. On the other hand, Gresini team and nine-time world champion team will be awarded desmosedici 2022 with the latest updates; With Luca Marini, Marco Bezzecchi, Fabio Di Giannantonio and Alex Marquez who – thus – will lead the Ducati with which Pecco Bagnaia is currently chasing the title. “We think it’s best to let the other two satellite teams focus on a popular bike with a lot of data available, and also with the younger riders. With more data it will be much easier for themThe two Valentino Rossi runners, who have competed this year on different bikes (Bezzecchi races with GP21), will have identical specs from next season. Luca Marini, who made the renewal with Team Administrator Mooney this week, spoke about his relationship with Borgo Panigale: “It’s great to work with Ducati and with all the guys who work in Bologna. I like it very much, they always give their best, and now the bike is not only the most powerful, but also the most rideable. I think every driver would like to be in my place“.