Another day, another presentation of the MotoGP team. This time, our feast for the eyes comes from the Ducati Corse Factory team, which hopes to find the greatness of the Grand Prix during the 2022 Season. Although a third of the motorcycles on the starting grid for 2022 will come from the Bologna workshop, not all of these machines will be Ducati Desmosedici GP22 racing motorcycles with the 2022 specification.
In addition, the photos here are almost certainly not the machines that we will see at the start at the beginning of the Season in Qatar, but the high-resolution photos give an indication of how Ducati is advancing the rules and progress in the MotoGP paddock.
Widely considered the most powerful motorcycle on the starting grid (talking about 300 hp is perhaps exaggerated, but not far from the mark), the Ducati Desmosedici is also one of the most advanced motorcycles in MotoGP in terms of aerodynamic development, Gigi Dall’Igna and his team constantly finding new ways to make the most of the performance of the machine.
Ducati has also made great strides in its weaknesses over the years. The handling-especially the turning – is still a complaint of the Bologna Bullets drivers, but the problem is certainly less annoying than before.
The Ducati is fast in a straight line and is no longer airy when cornering. Associated with a constant flow of innovations in terms of chassis and aerodynamics, Borgo Panigale is often the benchmark for the progress of other teams.
After winning the Constructors’ Cup in 2021, we can therefore say that the Ducati is the best motorcycle on the starting grid and that the factory has a talent pool of young drivers who could easily become MotoGP Champions one day. Will this day be in 2022? That remains to be seen. Pecco Bagnaia is considered favorable to the honor this year, and you can never count Jack Miller.
Ducati also has a future with drivers like Luca Marini and Enea Bastianini, who will ride on satellite machines this Season, but who will surely steal one or two places on the podium.
In the meantime, the Pramac Ducati team will see the factory GP22 in its Garage, as will the official Ducati Corsica team, which means that we can expect good results from Johann Zarco and Jorge Martin, who both left strong impressions last year.
The question for the 2022 Season may not be whether Ducati can win the Drivers’ Cup This year, but which of its drivers will have the honor. To do this, you must of course smack the reigning world champion Fabio Quartararo, and you can never ignore a Marc Marquez in great shape on a heavily redesigned Honda RC213V. If 2021 has been one of the best Seasons of all time in the MotoGP championship, 2022 already seems to be an opportunity to surpass this high tide mark, which is certainly exciting.