Ducati reveals 2018 MotoGP livery

Ducati has revealed the livery of the MotoGP bikes that Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo will race in 2018.

Ducati reveals 2018 MotoGP livery
Bike of Jorge Lorenzo, Ducati Team
Detail Ducati MotoGP, Ducati Team
Bike of Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team
Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team
Jorge Lorenzo, Ducati Team

The Italian manufacturer unveiled its revised colour scheme during a launch event on Monday morning at its Borgo Panigale headquarters, where Dovizioso and Lorenzo were on hand.

"It is absolutely stunning, so beautiful," said Dovizioso. "Every single bike I had the possibility to ride was beautiful but this has something different, we have added some grey, even more aggressive, even more stunning."

Ducati is not expected to reveal its definitive GP18 machine until Sepang testing later this month, having used a modified GP17 at Valencia and Jerez last November.

Test riders Casey Stoner and Michele Pirro may get the chance to sample the new bike in a three-day private test on January 24-26, before the race riders take over for the official test days on January 28-30.

Dovizioso will go into the 2018 campaign as one of the favourites after a breakthrough campaign last year in which he took the championship fight to Marc Marquez until the final race.

Lorenzo, meanwhile, will be looking to consolidate on a promising latter half of 2017 to reemerge as a title contender, having struggled initially on the Ducati after nine seasons at Yamaha.

Both riders, along with the majority of the MotoGP field, are out of contract at the end of the year.

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