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April 12, 2023

Ducati Lenovo Team ready to hit the track in Austin, Texas, for the Americas GP




Photos: World MotoGP Champion and Ducati Team leader Francesco Bagnaia. Images provided by & copyright © Ducati.

Austin, Texas, April 12, 2023 — The Ducati Lenovo Team has arrived in Austin, Texas, to contest the third round of the 2023 MotoGP season, the Grand Prix of The Americas, at the famous Circuit of The Americas.

The U.S. track hosted the World Championship for the first time in 2013 and, with its over 5 kilometers, is one of the fascinating tracks on the calendar. Ducati has so far achieved seven podiums at COTA, most notably the victory scored by Enea Bastianini last year with the Desmosedici GP of the Gresini Racing team. However, the rider from Rimini, still recovering from a right shoulder injury suffered in the Portuguese GP, will not participate in the American event this year and will be replaced by Michele Pirro, the official test rider for the Borgo Panigale manufacturer.

2022 World Champion Francesco Bagnaia arrives in the United States determined to redeem himself after crashing in Argentina in second position and finishing the race sixteenth. Bagnaia currently boasts a third place as his best result in Austin, achieved in 2021 after starting from the pole.

Francesco Bagnaia (#1, Ducati Lenovo Team):
“I am happy to be back on track in Austin this weekend. The GP of the Americas is one of my favorite events, and the circuit is exceptional. We have always been fast here and can do well again this year.”

Michele Pirro (#51, Ducati Lenovo Team):
“I will do my best and give my all for Ducati. I only raced once at the Circuit of The Americas in 2016 to replace Petrucci, so I have no particular ambitions. The goal will be to improve each session and be as close as possible to the leaders.”

• Circuit Information

• 2022 Results

• Rider Information

Francesco Bagnaia

Michele Pirro

• Championship Information

Riders’ Standing
Francesco Bagnaia (#1 Ducati Lenovo Team) - 2° (41 points)

Constructors’ Standings
Ducati - 1º (71 points)

Teams’ Standings
Ducati Lenovo Team - 5° (41 points)

Source: Ducati

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