(Updated with high-resolution studio photos of the factory Desmosedici GP13 racebikes.)
Ducati factory riders Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso along with the junior Ducati Pramac team of Ben Spies and Andrea Iannone pulled the covers of the Desmosedici GP13, revealing the race bikes they will ride for the 2013 MotoGP Championship.
The four riders revealed their Desmosedicis on a snow-covered mountain in the Dolomites in Italy as part of Wrooom 2013, an annual ski event held jointly by Ducati Corse and Ferrari‘s Formula One racing program.
The 2013 season marks a number of changes for the Ducati MotoGP program. The biggest change is Ducati’s new owners Audi and the newly-appointed Bernhard Gobmeier who replaces Filippo Preziosi as general manager of Ducati Corse. The popular and charismatic Valentino Rossi is gone after two disappointing seasons, replaced by another Italian in Dovizioso. Another big change is the Pramac satellite team which will receive factory support. Continue Reading »