|Francesco Bagnaia and Jack Miller return to the track at Sepang (Malaysia) for the first pre-season test of 2022|
Ducati Lenovo Team riders Francesco Bagnaia and Jack Miller are ready to return to the track after the long winter break, which began last November at the end of the last pre-season test held at Jerez de la Frontera (Spain). Hosting their 2022 track debut will be the Sepang International Circuit.
The Malaysian venue – which couldn’t host MotoGP due to the restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic for the past two years – is set to welcome back the Malaysian GP next October and has already been the stage of the “Shakedown” Test from 31st January to 2nd February. During the “Shakedown”, MotoGP rookies and manufacturers’ test riders were able to take advantage of three days of free practices, with Ducati MotoGP Test Team rider Michele Pirro also taking part in it. Pirro continued to test some items introduced in the last test in November and a new aerodynamic package. Despite the scorching temperatures of the past few days, he gathered some positive first impressions on the Desmosedici GP bike, completing over 180 laps over the three days.
Thanks to the first positive feedback obtained by the rider from San Giovanni Rotondo, Bagnaia and Miller will have a solid base to start from and continue fine-tuning their Desmosedici GP22 machines in the next two days of testing scheduled on 5th and 6th February at the same track. On that occasion, the Borgo Panigale team’s official riders will take to the track with the bikes in their 2022 livery, unveiled on 31st January. On 7th February at 4pm Italian time, the official 2022 Ducati Lenovo Team Season Launch will be held online.
Michele Pirro (#51 Ducati MotoGP Test Team)
Francesco Bagnaia (#63 Ducati Lenovo Team)
Jack Miller (#43 Ducati Lenovo Team)