Ducati 2020: four lag-winning contenders?


Dovizioso, Petrucci, Miller, Bagnaia – can three Italians and an Australian hold next season by storm?

2020 is a mammoth year for the Bologna factory. Marc Marquez and Repsol Honda Group were unstoppable in 2019 and, so determined for his or her first riders title since Casey Stoner’s 2007 heroics, maintain they purchased four riders who are ready to understand it to Marquez within the forthcoming season?

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In Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Group) they maintain a rider who’s conscious of how one can beat the number 93, and lag the Spaniard your complete technique to the closing round of the season. 2017 develop into as soon as an fabulous year for the Italian and Ducati but 2018 and 2019 title challenges haven’t pretty materialised. Why? Marquez’ seriously upsetting consistency is the well-known motive why the eight-time Champion appears to be a step forward – but he’ll be overwhelmed. The 100 GP podium finisher ought to by no manner be doubted and despite an “up and down” season, P2 within the overall standings is his for the third consecutive year. Dovizioso is Marquez’ favorable threat and if Ducati produce the merchandise, odds will be fast on Dovizioso going one greater in 2020. 

Danilo Petrucci (Ducati Group) is one rider to beat Marquez this season. The Italian’s dreams came honest at Mugello as he gained on dwelling soil on the opposite hand it hasn’t been a straight-forward maiden factory Ducati marketing campaign. A exciting high six lag from Qatar to Germany, including two podiums and that Italian GP victory, is a signal that Petrucci is fundamentally a recent podium contender. A elaborate second half of to 2019 shouldn’t dent what the charismatic Italian confirmed within the hole 9 races. A GP20 that Petrucci gets alongside with is clear to be a sturdy pairing.

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And then we maintain Pramac Racing’s Jack Miller. The Australian has genuinely near of age in 2019 with four rostrum finishes on the GP19, which easiest radiates positivity earlier than a mammoth 2020 season. Miller will be eying a factory Ducati seat for 2021 which is able to easiest motivate him additional – no longer that he’ll want it – to push for recent podiums and victories. Manufacturing facility equipment, bubbling self belief and a little bit added dose of motivation ought to gape Miller hit 2020 with a bang.

Miller’s teammate Francesco Bagnaia has had a elaborate rookie season on the Pramac Racing Ducati, however the Australian GP develop into as soon as a turning level. A stunning fightback from P15 to a season-easiest P4 – shedding out on a podium by honest 0.055 – develop into as soon as a reminder that ‘Pecco’, with extra laps and trip below his belt, will be a main threat within the no longer too distant future. You don’t fluke winning the Moto2™ World Championship and the Italian will moreover maintain the GP20 at his disposal for next season, giving him identical equipment to the a lot of three, extra experienced Desmosedici troops. Likewise to Miller, if Bagnaia has a solid originate to the 2020 marketing campaign, there’s no motive why Ducati gained’t herald with out a doubt one of Italy’s brightest potentialities into the factory setup for 2021.

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Four hasty riders, four 2020 spec bikes no longer off discover, one dream Ducati recipe for success. Per Ducati Corse Same old Manager Gigi Dall’Igna, that Bologna-born recipe will consist of a “mark-recent” Ducati to the Valencia Test in November. In most standard years the Italian giants were Honda and Marquez’ well-known threat. For sure they’ll be aiming to be the favorable threat they’ve ever been within the premier class.

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