Earlier this week, leading Italian bike maker Ducati’s MotoGP team has finally unveiled Desmosedici GP15 ahead of the forthcoming 2015 MotoGP World Championship season. The latest version of Ducati’s MotoGP machine is all new and carries the expectation of helping to close the gap in competition with Honda and Yamaha. Ducati Team riders Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone were on hand to unveil the new Ducati Desmosedici GP15 at the Ducati Auditorium in Bologna, Italy. The event was conducted by Guido Meda, Italy’s long-time MotoGP TV commentator and Deputy Director of SKY Sport Italia. The new bike will make its public on track debut in the next test in Malaysia at the Sepang 2 test on 23 February. GP15 is more compact than its predecessor the GP14. New GP15 is designed by Gigi Dall’Igna, who joined the team at the end of 2013, the GP15 Desmosedici gets a completely new twin-spar aluminum frame with a carbon fiber sub-frame. Dall’Igna said, “Our aim this year is very ambitious, because we want to win at least one race. We know that it is an extremely tough objective, but we are used to accepting the most difficult of challenges. Last year we said that we wanted to reduce the gap to the winner to less than ten seconds. This was also an ambitious challenge, but we achieved it in the second half of the championship.” GP15 is powered by liquid cooled V4 four stroke engine. V4 engine is also re-positioned in order to provide more space for front Tyre.
“The spirit I have seen in the company in the last few months reminds me of the same enthusiasm and motivation with which we began our adventure in MotoGP.”
Compare to an earlier version of the bike some visible feature includes a new aerodynamics, new air intake and a sleeker and smaller tail fairing. Technical upgrades include electronics and the new version of a seamless gearbox, were explained by the Ducati Corse General Manager, Luigi Dall’Igna at the launch. New GP15 will be available only for Dovizioso and Iannone for the upcoming 2015 season, rest of all the rider under Ducati will be riding existing version on MotoGP grid. It was in 2007
When Ducati took a place on a pedestal. Casey Stoner scored the title astride the 800cc Ducati Desmosedici GP7. After that, team learned a lot about new technology and upgraded existing versions for the 2015 season.