Ducati, Pramac extend MotoGP partnership, turns attentions ot first win

Pramac Racing continues as the official Ducati satellite MotoGP partner until the end of 2024, targets long-awaited maiden win after 14 podiums since 2019

Johann Zarco, Tito Rabat - Pramac Racing Ducati MotoGP 2021

Pramac Racing and Ducati have agreed to extend their long-running partnership for the next few years in a deal that will see them collaborate until at least the end of 2024.

Pramac has represented Ducati as its key satellite ally since 2005, a commitment that has seen it mirror the manufacturer’s fluctuating form in that time. 

However, it has flourished in recent years with the series-wide shift towards utilising the satellite teams as extensions of the factory effort, ensuring up to date machinery and quality riders capable of winning races.

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With its 2020 line-up of Jack Miller and Pecco Bagnaia promoted to the factory squad for 2021, Pramsc is competing with Johann Zarco - currently fourth in the standings - and rookie Jorge Martin, who despite being sidelined by injury from Round 3 made headlines with his pole and podium in only his second MotoGP race in Qatar.

“We are extremely proud of the work put in and the results we have achieved during these years together with Ducati,” said team principal Paolo Campinoti. “We are delighted to be continuing this beautiful adventure for the next three years. With Ducati, we have created a very special relationship, we have reached incredible objectives and, the best is yet to come!”

“It is truly a great pleasure for us to be announcing the renovation of our partnership with Pramac Racing for the following three MotoGP seasons,” added Ducati’s Paolo Ciabatti. Together with Pramac Racing, we have obtained very important achievements. 

“Thanks to the close collaboration with them, we have been able to make young riders flourish, who then moved up with success to the official team. Furthermore, we are certain to have what it takes to be able to enjoy many other great achievements together with Pramac Racing!”

While the last couple of seasons have represented Pramac Racing’s best in almost two decades, gallingly it is yet to taste the winners’ champagne despite achieving 25 podiums to date.

With 14 of these coming in 2019, 2020 and 2021, Pramac Racing is expected to break its duck this year, or maybe even this weekend in Mugello where the speed traps - often topped by Zarco - play a significant part role in qualifying and the race.

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