Official Ducati MotoGP 2019 Team
The Ducati plant was the first to officially introduce the MotoGP team in 2019. Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci presented the Desmosedici GP19 livery to the public during a presentation at the Philip Morris R & D Cube in the city of Neuchâtel (Switzerland).
A big subject of discussion was the addition of the phrase “Mission Winnow” to the motorcycle livery and to the official team name. If in the past the name of the factory team sounded like the Ducati Team, then this year it will be Mission Winnow Ducati.
Tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PMI) has been a major sponsor of Ducati since 2003, despite the ban on branding Marlboro cigarettes. The company is currently working on the popularization of electronic cigarettes IQOS (aikos).
At first glance, the phrase Mission Winnow cannot be adequately translated, since Winnow literally translates as “blow” and is related to agricultural topics. If you take a closer look and mentally divide the second word into two parts, you get "Mission Win Now" - "Mission Win Now".
Luigi Dallina, general manager of Ducati Corse:
In 2018, we had another very important season for us at MotoGP. We have grown and improved again both from the technical side and from the sports side. 4 seasons in a row we are moving only forward.
We were very competitive even on those tracks that we traditionally had great difficulties on. We have achieved more victories and podiums in comparison with 2017.
Of course, our direct competitors have also improved. But we have to progress even more, bringing new ideas into reality and evolving in all possible areas.
We are confident Andrea and Danilo, and, as always, want to return the MotoGP title back to Borgo Panigale.
Andrea Dovitzioso # 04:
The season of 2018 was very positive for me. We started with a win. Despite the ups and downs, the difficulties pushed us to search for new directions, and over half the season we made a big step forward.
I am completely satisfied with the work done with the team. Practically in all races of the second half of the season we fought for the victory. In addition, I believe that we can improve on the upcoming tests, take a few important steps forward and start the new season in the best possible way.
The expectations are high. I have excellent feedback from the motorcycle and the team of mechanics. Now we have even more experience than last year, and the chances are even higher.
I am happy to share the garage with Danilo. We know each other well. Yes, we can fight on the track, but also, by working together, we can help Ducati develop a great package.
Danilo Petrucci # 09:
Last season was very important to me. I spent the best career season in terms of the number of points gained. And although I did not fulfill the goal of becoming the best racer among the independent teams, I ended the 2018 season on a positive note.
I am proud that I will perform in the colors of the factory team. I look forward to the opportunity to begin our journey. My new team and I have made excellent contact, and the technical level is higher than ever.
As for me, I know where else I can improve and changed the training program to be sure that I will be in the best shape for the first race of the season.
I am very glad that I have Andrea as a partner. He is not only a phenomenal racer, but also a wonderful person. We have long known a friend of a friend, and began to train with one goal: to spend a really strong season together.
Ducati Grand Prix Fact Sheet
Titles (Constructors): 1
Titles (Riders): 1
Races started (500/MotoGP): 289
Races started (MotoGP): 279
Second places: 38
Third places: 50
Pole positions: 43
Fastest laps: 48
Races on podium: 119
Podium places: 134
Front row (races): 133
Front row (places): 151
Laps raced: 30,165
Kilometres raced: 139,762
Races led: 101
Laps in the lead: 1,350
Kilometres in the lead: 6,313
Points (Constructors): 4,040
Points (Riders): 8,265
- Updated to start of 2019 season
Mission Winnow Ducati
Luigi Dall’Igna - Ducati Corse General Manager
Paolo Ciabatti - Ducati Corse Sporting Director
Davide Barana - Ducati Corse Technical Director
Davide Tardozzi - Team Manager
Riccardo Savin - Vehicle Dynamics Engineer
Fabiano Sterlacchini - Track Technical Coordinator
Gabriele Conti - Software and Strategies Manager
Massimo Bartolini - Track Engineer
Michele Muzzi - Data Analyst
Artur Vilalta - MotoGP Press Manager
Luca Semprini - MotoGP Press Officer
Francesco Rapisarda - Ducati Motor Holding Communications Director
Julian Thomas - Ducati Corse Press Office Manager
Mauro Grassilli - Marketing & Sponsorship Manager
Massimo Davoli - Sponsor Account Manager
Yuri De Cassan - Hospitality Manager
Paola Braiato - Operations Manager
Davide Gibertini - Crew Coordinator
Davide Baraldini - Warehouse
Alberto Giribuola - Track Engineer
Dario Massarin - Electronics Engineer
Michele Perugini - Chief Mechanic
Enrico Samperi - Mechanic
Fabio Rovelli - Mechanic
Pedro Rivera Crespo - Mechanic
Giuliano Poletti - Mechanic
Peter Bergvall - Öhlins Suspension Technician
Daniele Romagnoli - Track Engineer
Cristian Battaglia - Electronics Engineer
Marco Ventura - Chief Mechanic
Ivan Brandi - Mechanic
Massimo Tognacci - Mechanic
Lorenzo Canestrari - Mechanic
Tommaso Peli - Mechanic
Giacomo Massarotto - Öhlins Suspension Technician
Paolo Zanella - Coordinator
Emanuele Bertolaso - Head cook
Jacopo Maurizi - Cook
Alessandro Mattesci - Staff
Giacomo Mignardi - Staff
Cristian Costantini - Staff
Philip Morris International
Audi Sport Automotive/ Performance cars
Lenovo Personal computers
NetApp - Data Management solutions
Shell - Fuel and Lubricants
Riello - Power supply
Valsir - Hydraulic systems
UnipolSai - Insurance
Akrapovič - Exhaust systems
Alpinestars - Performance protection
Bancomat - Financial and banking services
Bosch - Professional power tools
Contadi Castaldi - Franciacorta wines
Cefla - Multibusiness group
Daiko - Special alloys welding products
Econocom - Technology management and financing
Flex-Box - Shipping container development and manufacturing
Frecciarossa-Trenitalia - High speed travel
Givi - Motorbike accessories
Pittarosso - Shoes and accessories
Randstad - HR services
Beta - Tools
Capit - Track accessories
Cobo - Dashboards
D.I.D - Chains
Dell’Orto - Carburettors, electric injection systems and ECUs
Magneti Marelli - Data acquisition systems
Mahle - Pistons
Megaride - Vehicle dynamics software
NGK - Spark plugs
Reflex&Allen - Carbon structural components
Siemens - Engineering project software
SKF - Bearings
Streparava - Powertrain chassis components
Tecnoelettra - Development of technical projects
VAR Group - Projects and IT solutions