The appointment is at 10.30 today when, at Madonna di Campiglio, Ducati will officially inaugurate the MotoGP and SBK seasons. After the triumphs of 2022 (the riders’ titles with Bagnaia and Bautista, as well as the constructors' and teams' titles), the Borgo Panigale manufacturer has decided to go big and present itself among the snow-capped peaks, as was the tradition a few years ago.
The Pala Campiglio stage will be all red and you can follow the unveiling live from this page.
There is a lot of meat on the barbie and in all probability you will see the number 1 on both Pecco's Desmosedici and Bagnaia's Panigale V4R (we talked about it HERE). A number that only champions can show off on their fairings and which seemed to have gone out of fashion, but the Italian and the Spanish rider seem to think differently.
That’s not all however, because it will be the first time in an official team for Enea Bastianini, who last year made dreams come true on the Gresini team's Ducati, deserving promotion to the first team.
In SBK, on the other hand, Michal Rinaldi has been confirmed alongside Bautista.
For everyone, the aim will be to kick off a red cycle and there is no better place to reach the sky than the Dolomites.
At 10.30 things will start to get serious.