Two days of team building in Jerez, as companies usually do with their managers. Only here we are not talking about dapper professionals in suits, but about riders who live on petrol and adrenaline. Ducati invited all its riders to the Spanish circuit where it made available to them the best of its road bikes, the Panigale V4S.
Pecco Bagnaia, Luca Marini, Jack Miller, Enea Bastianini, Johann Zarco and Jorge Martin did not think twice about taking up the opportunity, they put their leathers in their luggage and were ready for the appointment. After all, there is no better training than to compete against opponents of your calibre and that is what will happen in Jerez today and tomorrow.
Two days to improve team spirit, get to know each other better and compete against each other on the track. Each rider customized his Panigale: some with a sponsor (like Bastianini), some with the logo of the VR46 Riders Academy (Bagnaia and Marini) and some indulging in artistic graphics (Zarco).
Aesthetics aside, the times will tell who will win because - you can bet your bottom dollar on it - nobody will want to be beaten by any of the others, not even in training. And there was also Tito Rabat, SBK rider for Ducati who is always ready to benefit from a track day.
Furthermore, Michele Pirro was also present but he will be on the Desmosedici MotoGP. It is the first outing in 2021 of the GP21 and this will be an important test to try out the upgrades before the tests in Qatar.
This morning the weather was not good, but in the afternoon the riders were able to go out on the track. We leave you with the first photos of this day.