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Ducati and Avintia Racing join forces

Ducati and Avintia Racing join forces

Avintia Racing will run Ducati machinery in MotoGP™ for the next two years, further to an agreement announced on Friday at Misano.

During a presentation at the Gran Premio TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, Ducati Corse General Manager Luigi Dall'Igna explained that Avintia will run two Ducati Desmosedici GP14 bikes with Open class ECU software in 2015 and two GP15 machines in 2016 with the universal ECU software which will be introduced to the premier class.

Dall'Igna commented further, “We have a two year contract with Avintia and I think this contract is very important for us because it means that next year we will have bikes on the grid with Open software. This is really important because in my opinion this will be the future of MotoGP software. The target of Avintia and Ducati will be to try to win in the Open class.”

Antonio Martin, Avintia Racing CEO, explained that the team will start to run with Ducati machinery as soon as possible. He said, “In principle our agreement is for two years, 2015 and 2016. We will try to get Hector (Barbera) on the bike as soon as possible with the Open software, though we don’t know yet if that will be from Aragon or in the flyaway rounds. We will do a test and depending on how it goes we will run the bike at Aragon or in the first Asian race (Japan).”

 

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MotoGP, 2014, GP TIM DI SAN MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI, Avintia Racing

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