2019 Mission Winnow Ducati team heading to Sepang for pre-season tests

Kuala Lumpur, 24 January 2019 – Mission Winnow Ducati team riders Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci who are scheduled to compete in the 2019 MotoGP World Championship will be heading over to Sepang in two weeks’ time to resume testing action with the Desmosedici GP19 from 6th – 9th February. Everything is now ready for an exciting new season, with the first of 19 races scheduled for 10th March in Qatar.

The Mission Winnow Ducati team was recently presented at the iconic Cube, Philip Morris International’s Research and Development centre in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, where Dovizioso and Petrucci unveiled the brand-new Desmosedici GP19 machine – in its captivating red livery – in front of an audience of international media, guests, sponsors and partners.

Miroslaw Zielinski, PMI President Science and Innovation, welcomed the audience: “Mission Winnow is about driving change by constantly searching for better ways of doing things. Ducati is one of the most inspiring and resilient brands in MotoGP, with a 70-year history in racing. The team’s determination to do better every race, to think unconventionally and to continuously push the boundaries of technology perfectly exemplify Mission Winnow.”

Claudio Domenicali, Ducati Motor Holding CEO, added: “Racing has always been part of Ducati’s DNA. The solutions and expertise gathered on track represent an asset that is directly tied to our product line, and the MotoGP project is crucial for us to produce models that are more performing, exciting and safe to ride for all our passionate fans. Looking back at the results achieved in 2018 on track, we can be proud because our Desmosedici GP proved to be one of the most competitive bikes, but we cannot settle and we want to make another, decisive step forward. I believe our know-how and the spirit that characterises the people of Ducati Corse are an extra value compared with our rivals. I want to take this occasion to thank all the partners that are supporting us in this new challenge in MotoGP – including Audi Sport, which starting from this season will be main sponsor – and to send my best wishes to the whole Mission Winnow Ducati team for an unforgettable season.”

Especially for those excited about the upcoming MotoGP 2019 season and would love to own a Ducati bike of their own, Ducati Malaysia is offering exclusive deals for selected Ducati models for one weekend only (26th to 27th January 2019). The Ducati models featured in the “CNY Balik Kampung Special” campaign include the Panigale V4S, Multistrada 1200 Enduro, Scrambler 1100 Sport, Hypermotard 939 and 959 Panigale Corse. This is your chance to own a powerful Ducati bike that is perfect for maneuvering through the ‘balik kampung’ traffic while enjoying rebates of up to RM8,000 or receive authentic Ducati riding gear!