Ducati: queen of motorcycles

In MotoGP, “Ducati” is one of the most competitive motorcycle companies of recent times. Actually its history in this tournament is rather current, but it is already full of recognition. Desmorent, motorcycle rental agency in Rome, is particularly linked to Ducati. In this article we will try to retrace its history and Ducati MotoGP pilots that have brought to exceptional levels this legendary brand appreciated all over the world.

Narration of Ducati and its origins

We begin to talk about Ducati after the Second World War, when this motorcycle company was born in Borgo Panigale near the city of Bologna. It was originally a company that was relevant in researching and producing radio communication techniques. The sector that controls the races is “Ducati Corse” and for several years has been a separated company, later absorbed in the “Ducati Motor Holding” faction. Ducati Corse has designed the racing bikes using different types of teams of increment, each of them focused on a specific challenge from Superbike up to MotoGP. At the Superbike, Ducati has been present since the first edition in 1988, when the motorcycle company began with the “Ducati 851” guided by Lucchinelli. At this level, Ducati won 14 world-class titles thanks to drivers such as Corser, Bayliss, and Fogarty. This last pilot retains the primacy of the won races, that are 4.

MotoGP and Ducati: the official entry into the group

At the beginning Ducati focused only on the World Championship “Superbike”, it did it mainly because it could make the best use of its twins four-stroke bicycles. In 2002 were introduced in MotoGP new rules that planned the introduction in this sector of the motors with four stroke, the company of Borgo Panigale specialization. So, starting from the following year, for the “Ducati MotoGP” pilots was made the series of racing motorcycles known as Ducati Desmosedici and the company made its official entry into the highest category of motorcycling. During the first season of MotoGP, Ducati immediately attracted the interest for its antagonism, even if it was at the beginning.   At that time the Capirossi driver won the first “Grand Premio” in Catalonia and later, with his teammate Bayliss, also obtained the conquest of various stages.

The most famous Ducati MotoGP drivers

Among the Ducati MotoGP superstars, the first one we want to mention is definitely Stoner, who has the merit of the most important statements Ducati in MotoGP. It is important to remember, indeed, that he won a large number of individual races, and he was also the only one who won the world title in 2007. This allowed the company to rise to the top for its first success. When we talk about Ducati history we must mention the great Loris Capirossi, who was the first driver who won, and got 6 more triumphs during his life. After a long period characterized by the absence of particular events, in 2011 arrived Valentino Rossi who gave the company renewed optimism and a total confidence of new successes. Nevertheless, the double season with he and Hayden racing, turned out to be somewhat discouraging and the Borgo Panigale company collected only four podiums and the third place. 2013, instead, was characterized by Dovizioso arrival who fired up again Desmosedici competitors. Nevertheless he couldn’t get on the podium until the following year. He managed to get the third place at “Grand Premio”  in Texas and then a second place in Dutch territory. As time passes, Dovizioso went improving by winning more victories. In the past year him and Petrucci raced together and the prelude appears rather positive. Consequently we hope Ducati will succeed in causing difficulties to its main opponents, that is Honda, owned by Marqueze Lorenzo, and Yamaha, owned by Rossi and Vinales.
So, back to the fore and again thanks to representatives who present huge potential that can be showcased even during the races of this 2020.



Roberto Calanca

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