Team Pramac Racing is the Ducati satellite team of reference, its 2020 Jack Miller and Francesco Bagnaia now having moved up to the factory team. Just as Andrea Iannone and Danilo Petrucci did in the past. Paolo Campinoti is proud to present plans for the new season: "We’re ready for 2021 - comments the Pramac CEO - it’ll be Pramac Racing’s twentieth season in MotoGP. And this year we can celebrate with four riders, factory entries Bagnaia and Miller, and new recruits Martin and Zarco. We know we can do well, and are once again aiming high".
The expert and the rookie, the Frenchman and the Spaniard, the two-time Moto2 champion and the 2018 Moto3 champion. With Johann Zarco and Jorge Martin, team Pramac renews its commitment: "This will be my second season with Ducati – states Zarco – so it would be great to be back on the podium and thinking about winning. I believe I can aim high, seeing as I already know the Desmosedici. I’ll use everything I learned last year and will have factory support, but it’s on track that my positive thinking needs to come into its own".
The latest Pramac hire is equally enthusiastic: "Being here is a dream - starts the Spaniard - my dad rode a Ducati and now I will too. I’ll be starting from scratch but I know I can do well right from the outset with Pramac. Zarco is strong and I hope to learn from him. The Rookie of the Year goal is possible, though I have some stiff competition".
A confident air
Engineer Gigi Dall'Igna heads up the MotoGP project for Ducati. With his skill and experience, he understands the value of the satellite team: "Pramac is fundamental in terms of Ducati Corse technical development, as so many parts of the factory bikes are first tested by Pramac, which carries out this dedicated work. We want to win, exploiting our satellite team as we work towards a common goal”.
Team manager Francesco Guidotti adds: "In addition to the technical side, we also take pride in the human side. Our team has changed over the years, but it has always kept things fun, that's in its DNA. We’ll have an enthusiastic rookie in Jorge, who can do well, while Johann is more experienced and will play a leading role. I expect a consistently high level from him. And we’ll have two beautiful Desmosedici GPs. The latest Ducati versions available. Zarco will receive factory updates, Martin will use the first races as if they were pre-season tests”.
Translated by Heather Watson