Ducati Desmosedici

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Ducati Desmosedici
Casey Stoner's Desmosedici GP8 at EICMA 2008
ManufacturerDucati
Also calledDucati D16
ProductionSince 2003
ClassMotoGP racing
Engine1,000 cc (61 cu in) four-stroke 90° V4
Transmission6-speed, chain
Fuel capacity22 L (4.8 imp gal; 5.8 US gal)

The Ducati Desmosedici is a four-stroke V4 engine racing motorcycle made by Ducati for MotoGP racing. The series nomenclature is GP with the two-digit year appended, such as Desmosedici GP10 for 2010. In 2006 Ducati made a short production run of 1,500 street-legal variants, the Desmosedici RR.

Background[edit]

Ducati abandoned the Grand Prix racing scene at the start of the 1970s. For many years the 500 class was essentially a class for two-stroke motorcycles, an engineering technology that was far removed from the four-stroke road-going machines sold by Ducati. Technical rules changed in 2002, giving priority to four-stroke machinery and turning the 500 class of World Road Racing into the MotoGP Championship. This convinced Ducati to make a much-awaited return to the track in the new MotoGP class.

Desmosedici chronology at the Ducati Museum

Ducati history is classically based on 90° V-twin (or L-twin) engines, using desmodromic valve technology. Initially, Ducati considered the possibility of creating a MotoGP 'super-twin', taking advantage of the MotoGP regulations that give twin-cylinder machines a considerable weight reduction over four, five or six-cylinder bikes. However, analysis indicated that a twin-cylinder engine would not have been able to produce the required amount of power, without excessively increasing the number of revs. A twin would have had to rev at over 17,000 rpm, but this would require a very short stroke and a very large bore, as a result producing possible combustion problems.

The basis of the design of the Desmosedici engine therefore is two classical Ducati L-twins next to each other, making a Double L-twin with two-cylinder Stroking at the same time (also called Twin Pulse). With four valves per cylinder, the total number of valves is sixteen – Desmosedici means desmodromic distribution with sixteen valves shortened in Italian.

Design had started in 2001, the bike was unveiled at the 2002 Italian GP at Mugello, for use in the following seasons MotoGP World Championship. Vittoriano Guareschi, the Ducati Corse test-rider, followed every phase of the Desmosedici's development process from early testing to track debut and the project's evolution. In 2007, Ducati's pilot Casey Stoner, riding a Desmosedici, obtained Ducati's first MotoGP World Championship title.

In early 2021, Ducati rider Johann Zarco set the highest trap speed record in competition practice on the Desmosedici.[1]

GP3[edit]

While still fully committed to Superbike racing, the Ducati Marlboro Team of Loris Capirossi and Troy Bayliss would compete in all rounds of the 2003 MotoGP championship. The Desmosedici GP3 quickly scored a series of results with Loris Capirossi, who stepped onto the podium in the opening round of the championship in Japan and won the GP Catalunya in Barcelona. Riders Capirossi finished fourth in the final championship standings and Bayliss sixth; while Ducati finished second overall in the Manufacturers' standings.

GP4[edit]

In 2004 the Desmosedici GP4, again in the hands of Capirossi and Bayliss, underwent a series of major modifications. A large part of the season went by before the bike became competitive, but the season concluded with both riders on the podium.

GP5[edit]

Loris Capirossi riding the GP5
Loris Capirossi riding the GP6

The GP5 version lined up for Ducati's third season in MotoGP, with Bayliss replaced by the Spanish rider Carlos Checa. Thanks to a collaboration agreement with Bridgestone, Ducati could finally contribute to the development of new tyres and by the end of the season the Desmosedici became a competitive machine. Bridgestone found that hard tyres suited the bike more than softer tyres to create grip, allowing it to spin the rear wheel gave better control. Capirossi took two wins in the Grand Prix of Japan at Motegi and in the Malaysian GP at Sepang, while Checa scored a brace of podium finishes.

GP6[edit]

Launched at the Italian skiing resort of Madonna di Campiglio, the GP6 is a lighter and more powerful version of the GP5. Involving better aerodynamics and a better fuel tank position, most importantly, although more powerful, the engine delivery was smoothened to make the bike more rideable. This made the bike slower on top speed, but quicker into, around and out of corners.[2]

The new rider with Capirossi was Spanish rider Sete Gibernau. After encouraging winter tests, the Desmosedici GP6 took its first win of 2006 in the opening GP at Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, followed by a podium in Qatar. Capirossi led the championship for a short while, but at the start of the Grand prix de Catalunya at Barcelona, Gibernau's bike collided with Capirossi's after Gibernau braked too late and compressed his brake lever further after impacting it on the back of Capirossi's bike. Both riders ended up injured and in the hospital, with Gibernau sustaining a broken collar bone, and both missed the Dutch Grand Prix at Assen. Capirossi returned at the British Grand Prix, while Gibernau was replaced by German Alex Hofmann for the Dutch Grand Prix, the British Grand Prix, and also the Czech Grand Prix after undergoing additional surgery. With Gibernau sidelined for the final round of the season at Valencia following a collision with Casey Stoner, Ducati recalled Bayliss, who was recently crowned World Superbike champion. The race was won by Bayliss, his first MotoGP victory, with Capirossi taking second place for the first Ducati 1–2 finish.

GP7[edit]

For 2007, MotoGP rules were changed to cap motors to a maximum displacement of 800 cc. In response, Ducati built the GP7. Its specifications were: 800 cc bike, double L-Twin motor (4 Cylinder Twin Pulse).

Ducati started its project to build an 800 cc MotoGP bike extremely early and according to Ducati's racing chief Filippo Preziosi, by August 2006 Ducati had already built twenty 800 cc engines with various specifications.[3] In addition, an early version of the bike was track tested for the first time during early May 2006.[4] Public testing with the bike began at the Brno Track, where Loris Capirossi had won the day before riding the GP6, on the 21st of August. Capirossi's lap times on the prototype GP7 were only 1.4 seconds off his track record time set on the 990 cc GP6.

Further testing of the GP7 in Motegi, Japan, revealed that the 800 cc machine could run faster laps than the higher-displacement 990 cc bikes, and held nearly a second advantage over the next fastest 800 cc bike, a Honda ridden by Dani Pedrosa.

MotoGP's 800 cc era officially began with the first race of the 2007 MotoGP season, at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar. Casey Stoner won the race on the new GP7. The bike had a clear top speed advantage over the rest of the grid, due to its higher output motor. A new track record was set on the GP7. Second place contender and five time World champion, Yamaha's Valentino Rossi, realised that "unfortunately, there was too much difference between (our) bikes in the straight" and "Our Yamaha will never go as quick on a straight as the Ducati." These words turned out to be true, as the GP7 enjoyed a top speed advantage throughout the season, although the other manufacturers (Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki) closed the gap significantly by the end of the year. Stoner and his Bridgestone-shod Ducati proved to be the top combination in MotoGP and he won the world championship at Motegi, Japan, on September 23, 2007, four races before the end of the season.

GP8[edit]

Casey Stoner's Ducati Desmosedici GP8

An update of the GP7 design,[5] Ducati's entry for the 2008 MotoGP World Championship was tested first in February 2007.[4]

For purposes of avoiding chatter which was encountered on some occasions with GP7, the rigidity of the GP8's frame was altered, although further details of relevant modifications are not disclosed.[5][6] In addition, in an attempt to reduce an effect described as "pumping", some modifications to the bike's suspension geometry were made.[5][6]

As with its predecessor the GP8 contains a four-cylinder 800 cc engine with desmodromic actuation of its 16 valves. The engine has improved mid-range response and top-end power compared to that of the GP7.

Throughout 2007, Ducati tested a special fuel-saving clutch arrangement which disengaged the clutch during braking and reduced fuel consumption, however the arrangement was not incorporated in the GP8 as various advanced lubricants and fuels used with the GP8 are believed to provide comparable fuel savings, while decreasing internal engine friction and increasing maximum power.[7]

In race trim, the bike recorded an official top speed of 343.2 km/h (213.3 mph) at the 2008 Chinese motorcycle Grand Prix.[8]

GP9[edit]

The GP9 was Ducati's entry for the 2009 MotoGP World Championship. Ducati began testing it on track prior to May 2008.[9] On 9 June 2008, Ducati publicly rolled out the Desmosedici GP9 for testing at Circuit de Catalunya.[10]

A distinctive feature of GP9 is its carbon fibre chassis, representing a departure from Ducati's traditional steel trellis chassis.[11] Although carbon fibre chassis were tried in mid 1980s, currently[when?] no other MotoGP racing team uses them.[11]

GP10[edit]

On January 15, 2010, Ducati introduced the GP10 for the 2010 MotoGP season.[12] Development concentrated on improving engine longevity, to keep within new engine restrictions, and rideability.[13] Most notably, the GP10 makes use of a big-bang firing order for the first time since the Desmosedici changed from the 990 cc to the 800 cc engine capacity.[13] Ducati also redesigned the fairing, first seen at the 2009 Estoril round.[13]

GP11[edit]

On January 12, 2011, Ducati introduced the GP11 for the 2011 MotoGP season.[14] The bike was raced by Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden.

Ducati Desmosedici GP11 Specifications[15][16][17]
Engine
Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 90-degree, V4 4-stroke with 16-valve, Desmodromic DOHC
Displacement: 800 cc
Ignition: Magneti Marelli
Carburation Indirect Magneti Marelli electronic injection, four throttle bodies with injectors above butterfly valves. Throttles operated by EVO TCF (Throttle control & Feedback) system
Maximum power: >200 hp
Maximum speed:
Exhaust Termignoni
Transmission
Type: 6-speed cassette-type gearbox, with alternative gear ratios available
Primary drive: Gear
Clutch: Dry multi-plate slipper clutch
Final drive: Regina Chain
Chassis and running gear
Frame type: Carbon fiber chassis
Front suspension: Öhlins inverted 48 mm front forks
Rear suspension: Öhlins rear shock absorber, adjuster for pre-load, compression and rebound damping
Front/rear wheels: 16.5 inch front and rear
Front/rear tyres: Bridgestone
Front brake: Brembo, two 320 mm carbon front discs with four-piston calipers
Rear Brake: Brembo, single stainless steel rear disc with two-piston calipers
Dry Weight: 150 kg (330 lb.)
Fuel capacity: 21 L (4.6 imp gal; 5.5 US gal)

GP12[edit]

On March 19, 2012, Ducati unveiled the GP12 for the 2012 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season which incorporated new displacement standards of up to 1,000 cc in capacity. The bike was raced by Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden.

Ducati Desmosedici GP12 Specifications[18][19]
Engine
Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 90-degree, V4 4-stroke with 16-valve, Desmodromic DOHC
Displacement: 1,000 cc
Ignition: Magneti Marelli
Carburation Indirect Magneti Marelli electronic injection, four throttle bodies with injectors above butterfly valves. Throttles operated by EVO TCF (Throttle control & Feedback) system
Maximum power: >230 hp (2012)
>250 hp (2022)
Maximum speed:
Exhaust Termignoni
Transmission
Type: Ducati Seamless Transmission (DST); 6-speed cassette-type gearbox, with alternative gear ratios available
Primary drive: Gear
Clutch: Dry multi-plate slipper clutch
Final drive: D.I.D. Chain
Chassis and running gear
Frame type: Aluminum chassis
Front suspension: Öhlins inverted 48 mm front forks
Rear suspension: Öhlins rear shock absorber, adjuster for pre-load, compression and rebound damping
Front/rear wheels: Marchesini Magnesium 16.5 inch front and rear
Front/rear tyres: Bridgestone
Front brake: Brembo, two 320 mm carbon front discs with four-piston calipers
Rear Brake: Brembo, single stainless steel rear disc with two-piston calipers
Dry Weight: 157 kg (346 lb.)
Fuel Capacity: 21 L (4.6 imp gal; 5.5 US gal)

GP16[edit]

The Desmosedici GP16 was unveiled in February 2016. It ran the first two pre-season tests with race riders Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone without a livery. Ducati's MotoGP boss Gigi Dall'Igna describes the 2016 Desmosedici as an "evolution" of its recent challengers. The GP16 was still the fastest bike in a straight line with its extra power. The winglets remained from the previous year, albeit now coloured to match the predominantly white and red Desmosedici.

In the 10th round of the season in Austria, Ducati dominated all sessions. Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso qualified 1st and 3rd respectively. In the race, Ducati used their lack of wheelies and extra power to stretch out a gap to Jorge Lorenzo after some laps. The two bikes stayed together, with Dovizioso in first for most of the race. But Iannone out-braked him and took the lead into the penultimate corner of the last lap. The win was the first for Iannone in MotoGP and his first since Moto2 Italy 2012. The win was the first for Ducati (and any other manufacturer than Honda or Yamaha) since Casey Stoner won for the team in 2010 Australian Grand Prix. Dovizioso finished in 2nd place to mark the first Ducati 1–2 finish since the 2007 Australian Grand Prix.

In the 17th round of the season at the newly resurfaced Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia, Dovizioso took his second pole of the year in wet conditions. At the start, he fell back to 4th while Iannone, who had qualified in 6th place, led briefly before falling to 2nd place. He stayed there till he crashed at Turn 9. That left Valentino Rossi with Dovizioso at the front and Jorge Lorenzo in a distant 3rd place. Rossi ran wide at turn 1 some laps later and fell back by around 1+ seconds per lap. 'DesmoDovi' held on for his first win with Ducati and his first win since his victory at Donington Park with the Repsol Honda Team in 2009.

Desmosedici RR[edit]

The Desmosedici RR is a road-legal version of the Desmosedici, first delivered in early 2008.

Complete MotoGP results[edit]

Motorcycle summary[edit]

These results are accurate up to the 2023 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix.

  • World Championship titles:
Riders: 2 (Casey Stoner 2007, Francesco Bagnaia 2022, 2023)
Teams: 3 (Ducati Marlboro Team 2007, Ducati Lenovo Team 2021, Ducati Lenovo Team 2022, Prima Pramac Racing 2023)
Constructors: 4 (2007, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)
  • Races won: 70
2003: Capirossi 1 (1 in total)
2005: Capirossi 2 (2 in total)
2006: Capirossi 3, Bayliss 1 (4 in total)
2007: Stoner 10, Capirossi 1 (11 in total)
2008: Stoner 6 (6 in total)
2009: Stoner 4 (4 in total)
2010: Stoner 3 (3 in total)
2016: Iannone 1, Dovizioso 1 (2 in total)
2017: Dovizioso 6 (6 in total)
2018: Dovizioso 4, Lorenzo 3 (7 in total)
2019: Dovizioso 2, Petrucci 1 (3 in total)
2020: Dovizioso 1, Petrucci 1 (2 in total)
2021: Miller 2, Martín 1, Bagnaia 4 (7 in total)
2022: Bastianini 4, Bagnaia 7, Miller 1 (12 in total)
2023: Bagnaia 7, Martin 4, Bezzecchi 3, Zarco 1, Bastianini 1, Di Giannantonio 1 (17 in Total)
2023 Sprints: Martin 9, Bagnaia 4, Marquez 2, Bezzecchi 1 (16 In total)
  • Poles: 71
2003: Capirossi 3 (3 in total)
2005: Capirossi 3 (3 in total)
2006: Capirossi 2, Gibernau 1 (3 in total)
2007: Stoner 5 (5 in total)
2008: Stoner 9 (9 in total)
2009: Stoner 3 (3 in total)
2010: Stoner 4 (4 in total)
2014: Dovizioso 1 (1 in total)
2015: Dovizioso 1, Iannone 1 (2 in total)
2016: Dovizioso 2, Iannone 1 (3 in total)
2018: Lorenzo 4, Dovizioso 2, Miller 1 (7 in total)
2020: Zarco 1 (1 in total)
2021: Bagnaia 6, Martín 4, Zarco 1 (11 in total)
2022: Bagnaia 5, Martín 5, Zarco 2, Di Giannantonio 1, Bastianini 1, Miller 1, Bezzecchi 1 (16 in total)
2023: Bagnaia 7, Martin 4, Bezzecchi 3, Marini 2, Marquez 1 (17 in total)

Ducati Desmosedici results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Tyres Motorcycle Team No. Rider 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Points RC Points TC Points MC
2003 M JPN RSA ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GBR GER CZE POR RIO PAC MAL AUS VAL
Ducati Desmosedici GP3 Italy Ducati Marlboro Team 12 Australia Troy Bayliss 5 4 3 Ret Ret 10 9 5 3 3 6 10 Ret 9 Ret 7 128 6th 305 3rd 225 2nd
65 Italy Loris Capirossi 3 Ret Ret Ret 2 1 6 4 4 Ret 3 6 8 6 2 3 177 4th
2004 M RSA ESP FRA ITA CAT NED RIO GER GBR CZE POR JPN QAT MAL AUS VAL
Ducati Desmosedici GP3 Spain D'Antin MotoGP 11 Spain Rubén Xaus Ret Ret 14 5 6 7 12 11 11 Ret Ret 9 3 13 11 Ret 77 11th 115 8th 169 3rd
50 United Kingdom Neil Hodgson Ret Ret Ret 11 12 10 16 13 10 11 Ret 8 Ret Ret 18 15 38 17th
Ducati Desmosedici GP4 Italy Ducati Marlboro Team 12 Australia Troy Bayliss 14 Ret 8 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 8 Ret Ret 10 9 3 71 14th 188 5th
65 Italy Loris Capirossi 6 12 10 8 10 8 4 Ret 7 5 7 Ret Ret 6 3 9 117 9th
2005 B ESP POR CHN FRA ITA CAT NED USA GBR GER CZE JPN MAL QAT AUS TUR VAL
Ducati Desmosedici GP5 Italy Ducati Marlboro Team 7 Spain Carlos Checa 10 5 Ret Ret 5 11 9 Ret 5 Ret 8 4 3 6 3 5 4 138 9th 295 4th 202 3rd
23 Japan Shinichi Itoh DSQ 0 NC
65 Italy Loris Capirossi 13 9 12 7 3 12 10 10 6 9 2 1 1 10 7 157 6th
D Ducati Desmosedici GP4 Spain D'Antin MotoGP - Pramac
Spain Team d’Antin Pramac
44 Italy Roberto Rolfo 15 13 16 15 17 14 18 Ret 10 14 17 Ret 13 12 13 16 Ret 25 18th 25 10th
2006 B ESP QAT TUR CHN FRA ITA CAT NED GBR GER USA CZE MAL AUS JPN POR VAL
Ducati Desmosedici GP6 Italy Ducati Marlboro Team 12 Australia Troy Bayliss 1 25 19th 356 3rd 248 3rd
15 Spain Sete Gibernau Ret 4 11 9 8 5 DNS 8 10 5 4 4 Ret 95 13th
65 Italy Loris Capirossi 1 3 6 8 2 2 DNS 15 9 5 8 1 2 7 1 12 2 229 3rd
66 Germany Alex Hofmann 12 13 16 7 (30)[a] 17th
D Ducati Desmosedici GP5 Italy Pramac d'Antin MotoGP 22 Spain Iván Silva 16 Ret 18 0 NC 33 11th
30 Spain José Luis Cardoso Ret 16 Ret 17 Ret 17 11 17 15 14 16 Ret 17 17 Ret 14 Ret 10 20th
66 Germany Alex Hofmann 15 15 16 15 13 Ret 10 Ret 14 15 13 16 11 Ret 23 (30)[a] 17th
2007 B QAT ESP TUR CHN FRA ITA CAT GBR NED GER USA CZE RSM POR JPN AUS MAL VAL
Ducati Desmosedici GP7 Italy Pramac d'Antin 4 Brazil Alex Barros 9 11 4 14 Ret 3 8 7 7 Ret 9 9 Ret Ret 8 5 12 7 115 10th 181 6th 394 1st
22 Spain Iván Silva 16 0 NC
57 United Kingdom Chaz Davies 16 Ret 17 DNS 0 NC
66 Germany Alex Hofmann 11 DSQ 9 9 5 11 13 9 8 9 WD 11 Ret 65 13th
72 Japan Shinichi Itoh 15 1 26th
Italy Ducati Marlboro Team 27 Australia Casey Stoner 1 5 1 1 3 4 1 1 2 5 1 1 1 3 6 1 1 2 367 1st 533 1st
65 Italy Loris Capirossi Ret 12 3 6 8 7 6 Ret Ret 2 Ret 6 5 9 1 2 11 5 166 7th
2008 B QAT ESP POR CHN FRA ITA CAT GBR NED GER USA CZE RSM IND JPN AUS MAL VAL
Ducati Desmosedici GP8 Italy Ducati Marlboro Team 1 Australia Casey Stoner 1 11 6 3 16 2 3 1 1 1 2 Ret Ret 4 2 1 6 1 280 2nd 331 3rd 321 2nd
33 Italy Marco Melandri 11 12 13 5 15 Ret 11 16 13 Ret 16 7 9 19 13 16 16 16 51 17th
Italy Alice Team 24 Spain Toni Elías 14 15 12 8 11 12 DSQ 11 12 12 7 2 3 12 16 11 15 18 92 12th 159 8th
50 France Sylvain Guintoli 15 16 14 15 13 11 13 13 10 6 12 12 11 7 14 14 13 12 67 13th
2009 B QAT JPN ESP FRA ITA CAT NED USA GER GBR CZE IND RSM POR AUS MAL VAL
Ducati Desmosedici GP9 Italy Ducati Marlboro Team 27 Australia Casey Stoner 1 4 3 5 1 3 3 4 4 14 2 1 1 DNS 220 4th 341 3rd 272 3rd
36 Finland Mika Kallio Ret 8 7 17 (71)[a] 15th
69 United States Nicky Hayden 12 Ret 15 12 12 10 8 5 8 15 6 3 Ret 8 15 5 5 104 13th
Italy Pramac Racing 36 Finland Mika Kallio 8 8 Ret Ret 13 9 Ret 14 10 Ret 9 10 9 54 (71)[a] 15th 108 8th
44 Spain Aleix Espargaró 13 11 11 13 16 18th
84 Italy Michel Fabrizio Ret 0 NC
88 Italy Niccolò Canepa 17 14 16 15 9 16 14 12 12 8 12 Ret 13 13 DNS 38 16th
Spain Grupo Francisco Hernando Ducati Team 59 Spain Sete Gibernau 13 Ret 11 15 13 Ret 12 19th 12 11th
Year Tyres Motorcycle Team No. Rider 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Points RC Points TC Points MC
2010 B QAT SPA FRA ITA GBR NED CAT GER USA CZE IND RSM ARA JPN MAL AUS POR VAL
Ducati Desmosedici GP10 Italy Ducati Marlboro Team
Italy Ducati Team
27 Australia Casey Stoner Ret 5 Ret 4 5 3 3 3 2 3 Ret 5 1 1 Ret 1 Ret 2 225 4th 388 3rd 286 3rd
69 United States Nicky Hayden 4 4 4 Ret 4 7 8 7 5 6 6 Ret 3 12 6 4 5 Ret 163 7th
Italy Pramac Racing Team 36 Finland Mika Kallio Ret 7 13 Ret 13 11 12 Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 14 15 12 11 43 17th 109 8th
41 Spain Aleix Espargaró Ret 15 9 8 10 10 Ret Ret Ret 12 9 11 10 14 Ret 8 Ret 11 65 14th
71 Spain Carlos Checa Ret 15 1 21st
Spain Páginas Amarillas Aspar Racing Team 40 Spain Héctor Barberá 12 13 8 12 11 12 10 9 Ret 9 10 9 11 13 11 14 10 8 90 12th 90 9th
2011 B QAT SPA POR FRA CAT GBR NED GER ITA USA CZE IND RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
Ducati Desmosedici GP11 Spain Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP 2 Australia Damian Cudlin DNS 0 NC 82 7th 180 3rd
8 Spain Héctor Barberá 12 6 Ret 9 11 11 12 7 11 9 10 Ret 9 8 Ret C 11 82 11th
Italy Pramac Racing Team 2 Australia Damian Cudlin Ret 0 NC 92 6th
14 France Randy de Puniet Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret 12 Ret 14 13 DNS 12 8 14 12 10 6 C Ret 49 16th
50 France Sylvain Guintoli 17 0 NC
65
581
Italy Loris Capirossi Ret 11 12 Ret 9 10 DNS 12 13 Ret Ret Ret 9 C 9 43 17th
Czech Republic Cardion AB Motoracing 17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham 13 7 Ret 10 10 7 Ret 12 12 11 Ret Ret 12 Ret DNS 10 C 8 64 14th 64 9th
Italy Ducati Team 46 Italy Valentino Rossi 7 5 5 3 5 6 4 6 9 6 6 10 7 10 Ret Ret C Ret 139 7th 271 3rd
69 United States Nicky Hayden 9 3 9 7 8 4 5 10 8 7 7 14 Ret 7 7 7 C Ret 132 8th
2012 B QAT SPA POR FRA CAT GBR NED GER ITA USA IND CZE RSM ARA JPN MAL AUS VAL
Ducati Desmosedici GP12 Czech Republic Cardion AB Motoracing 2 Italy Franco Battaini 16 0 NC 59 9th 192 3rd
17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Ret 17 Ret Ret 12 DNS WD 10 8 9 Ret 9 11 10 9 7 59 14th
Italy Pramac Racing Team 8 Spain Héctor Barberá 9 10 10 9 11 10 7 9 9 WD Ret 12 10 7 12 Ret 83 11th 93 8th
24 Spain Toni Elías Ret 11 11 10 24th
Italy Ducati Team 46 Italy Valentino Rossi 10 9 7 2 7 9 13 6 5 Ret 7 7 2 8 7 5 7 10 163 6th 285 4th
69 Italy Nicky Hayden 6 8 11 6 9 7 6 10 7 6 DNS 7 Ret 8 4 8 Ret 122 9th
2013 B QAT AME SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER USA IND CZE GBR RSM ARA MAL AUS JPN VAL
Ducati Desmosedici GP13 Italy Ducati Team 04 Italy Andrea Dovizioso 7 7 8 4 5 7 10 7 9 10 7 Ret 8 8 8 9 10 9 140 8th 266 4th 155 3rd
69 United States Nicky Hayden 8 9 7 5 6 Ret 11 9 8 9 8 8 9 9 Ret 7 9 8 126 9th
Italy Ignite Pramac Racing
Italy Energy T.I. Pramac Racing
11 United States Ben Spies 10 13 DNS DNS 9 21st 121 8th
15 San Marino Alex de Angelis 11 5 23rd
29 Italy Andrea Iannone 9 10 Ret 11 13 Ret 13 DNS 11 9 11 Ret 10 Ret 8 14 Ret 57 12th
51 Italy Michele Pirro 8 10 14 10 12 12 10 36 (56)[a] 13th
68 Colombia Yonny Hernández 12 10 13 15 Ret 14 (21)[a] 18th
Italy Ducati Test Team 51 Italy Michele Pirro 11 7 10 20 (56)[a] 13th
2014 B QAT AME ARG SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER IND CZE GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
Ducati Desmosedici GP14 Italy Ducati Team 04 Italy Andrea Dovizioso 5 3 9 5 8 6 8 2 8 7 6 5 4 Ret 5 4 8 4 187 5th 261 3rd 211 3rd
35 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow 6 Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret 9 10 8 Ret 12 9 3 Ret Ret Ret 5 74 13th
Italy Ducati Test Team 51 Italy Michele Pirro 17 Ret 11 14 12 9 18 19th
Spain Avintia Racing 8 Spain Héctor Barberá 19 15 5 9 11 24 (26)[a] 18th 24 (35)[a] 10th
Italy Pramac Racing 29 Italy Andrea Iannone 10 7 6 Ret Ret 7 9 6 5 Ret 5 8 5 Ret 6 Ret DNS 22 102 10th 155 6th
Ducati Desmosedici GP13 Italy Energy T.I. Pramac Racing 68 Colombia Yonny Hernández 12 13 12 14 13 10 11 19 17 Ret Ret 11 10 15 Ret 11 7 Ret 53 15th
2015 B QAT AME ARG SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER IND CZE GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
Ducati Desmosedici GP15 Italy Ducati Team 04 Italy Andrea Dovizioso 2 2 2 9 3 Ret Ret 12 Ret 9 6 3 8 5 5 13 Ret 7 162 7th 350 3rd 256 3rd
29 Italy Andrea Iannone 3 5 4 6 5 2 4 4 5 5 4 8 7 4 Ret 3 Ret Ret 188 5th
Italy Ducati Test Team 51 Italy Michele Pirro 8 Ret 12 12 21st
Ducati Desmosedici GP14 Spain Avintia Racing 8 Spain Héctor Barberá 15 12 13 14 13 13 16 Ret 13 15 16 13 18 16 9 16 13 16 33 15th 41 9th
63 France Mike Di Meglio 19 Ret 18 22 Ret 16 14 18 Ret 17 18 14 13 20 15 20 18 Ret 8 24th
Italy Pramac Racing
Italy Octo Pramac Racing
9 Italy Danilo Petrucci 12 10 11 12 10 9 9 11 9 10 10 2 6 Ret Ret 12 6 10 113 10th 169 6th
68 Colombia Yonny Hernández 10 Ret Ret 10 8 10 Ret 14 12 12 11 Ret Ret 10 14 17 12 13 56 14th
2016 M QAT ARG AME SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER GBR AUT CZE RSM ARA MAL JPN AUS VAL
Ducati Desmosedici GP16 Italy Ducati Team 04 Italy Andrea Dovizioso 2 13 Ret Ret Ret 5 7 Ret 3 2 Ret 6 6 11 2 4 1 7 171 5th 296 3rd 261 3rd
8 Spain Héctor Barberá 17 Ret 0 (102)[a] 10th
29 Italy Andrea Iannone Ret Ret 3 7 Ret 3 Ret 5 5 1 8 Ret Ret 3 112 9th
51 Italy Michele Pirro 7 12 13 (36)[a] 19th
Italy Ducati Test Team 51 Italy Michele Pirro 10 12 10 (36)[a] 19th
Ducati Desmosedici GP15 Italy Octo Pramac Yakhnich 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci DNS 7 8 9 Ret Ret 11 7 9 11 17 8 9 10 12 75 14th 161 6th
45 United Kingdom Scott Redding 10 Ret 6 19 Ret Ret 16 3 4 8 15 17 15 19 9 7 15 14 74 15th
51 Italy Michele Pirro 12 8 16 12 (36)[a] 19th
Ducati Desmosedici GP14 Spain Avintia Racing 7 Australia Mike Jones 16 15 1 27th 139 9th
8 Spain Héctor Barberá 9 5 9 10 8 12 11 6 9 DSQ 5 14 13 13 4 11 102 10th
12 Spain Javier Forés Ret 0 NC
51 Italy Michele Pirro 15 Ret 1 (36)[a] 19th
76 France Loris Baz Ret Ret 15 13 12 Ret 17 13 14 DNS 18 16 Ret 13 18 35 20th
Spain Aspar MotoGP Team 50 Republic of Ireland Eugene Laverty 12 4 12 9 11 13 13 7 11 18 6 12 14 14 Ret 14 12 16 77 13th 97 10th
68 Colombia Yonny Hernández Ret Ret 14 15 Ret 16 17 Ret 18 17 11 11 16 16 12 13 Ret Ret 20 22nd
2017 M QAT ARG AME SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER CZE AUT GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
Ducati Desmosedici GP17 Italy Ducati Team 04 Italy Andrea Dovizioso 2 Ret 6 5 4 1 1 5 8 6 1 1 3 7 1 13 1 Ret 261 2nd 398 3rd 310 3rd
99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo 11 Ret 9 3 6 8 4 15 11 15 4 5 Ret 3 6 15 2 Ret 137 7th
Italy Ducati Test Team 51 Italy Michele Pirro 9 5 9 25 23rd
Italy Octo Pramac Racing 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci Ret 7 8 7 Ret 3 Ret 2 12 7 Ret Ret 2 20 3 21 6 13 124 8th 188 5th
Ducati Desmosedici GP16 45 United Kingdom Scott Redding 7 8 12 11 Ret 12 13 Ret 20 16 12 8 7 14 16 11 13 Ret 64 14th
Spain Reale Avintia Racing 8 Spain Héctor Barberá 13 13 14 12 Ret 14 9 16 DSQ 20 17 14 Ret 18 14 20 14 15 28 22nd 73 11th
Ducati Desmosedici GP15 15 France Loris Baz 12 11 Ret 13 9 18 12 8 19 Ret 9 15 16 21 10 18 Ret 16 45 18th
Spain Pull&Bear Aspar Team 17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham 14 10 Ret 15 Ret 16 14 7 17 13 14 13 17 Ret Ret 14 Ret 14 32 20th 107 9th
Ducati Desmosedici GP16 19 Spain Álvaro Bautista Ret 4 15 Ret Ret 5 7 Ret 6 Ret 8 10 12 8 Ret 17 11 Ret 75
2018 M QAT ARG AME SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER CZE AUT GBR RSM ARA THA JPN AUS MAL VAL
Ducati Desmosedici GP18 Italy Ducati Test Team 51 Italy Michele Pirro DNS 15 4 14 22nd 335 2nd
Italy Ducati Team 04 Italy Andrea Dovizioso 1 6 5 Ret Ret 2 Ret 4 7 1 3 C 1 2 2 18 3 6 1 245 2nd 392 2nd
51 Italy Michele Pirro Ret 0 (14)[a] 22nd
99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Ret 15 11 Ret 6 1 1 7 6 2 1 C 18 Ret DNS DNS WD 12 134 9th
19 Spain Álvaro Bautista 4 13 (105)[a] 12th
Ducati Desmosedici GP17 Spain Ángel Nieto Team 13 16 15 8 Ret 9 9 9 5 9 10 C 9 Ret 8 5 7 Ret 92 (105)[a] 12th 104 8th
17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham 11 12 23rd
Ducati Desmosedici GP16 15 20 Ret 18 17 Ret 13 Ret 18 18 21 C 20 15 17 Ret Ret 14
7 Australia Mike Jones 18 0 NC
Spain Reale Avintia Racing 23 France Christophe Ponsson 23 0 NC 37 12th
81 Spain Jordi Torres 20 19 17 17 DNS 14 1 28th
10 Belgium Xavier Siméon 21 21 20 17 18 17 Ret Ret 19 20 Ret C 1 27th
Ducati Desmosedici GP17 Ret 19 18 16 15 17 DNS
53 Spain Tito Rabat 11 7 8 14 Ret 13 Ret 16 13 Ret 11 C 35 19th
Italy Alma Pramac Racing 43 Australia Jack Miller 10 4 9 6 4 Ret Ret 10 14 12 18 C 18 9 10 Ret 7 8 Ret 91 13th 235 5th
Ducati Desmosedici GP18 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci 5 10 12 4 2 7 8 Ret 4 6 5 C 11 7 9 9 12 9 Ret 144 8th
2019 M QAT ARG AME SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER CZE AUT GBR RSM ARA THA JPN AUS MAL VAL
Ducati Desmosedici GP19 Italy Mission Winnow Ducati
Italy Ducati Team
04 Italy Andrea Dovizioso 1 3 4 4 2 3 Ret 4 5 2 1 Ret 6 2 4 3 7 3 4 269 2nd 445 2nd 318 3rd
9 Italy Danilo Petrucci 6 6 6 5 3 1 3 6 4 8 9 7 10 12 9 9 Ret 9 Ret 176 6th
Italy Ducati Test Team 51 Italy Michele Pirro 7 Ret Ret 9 22nd
Italy Alma Pramac Racing
Italy Pramac Racing
43 Australia Jack Miller Ret 4 3 Ret 4 Ret 5 9 6 3 Ret 8 9 3 14 10 3 8 3 165 8th 219 6th
Ducati Desmosedici GP18 63 Italy Francesco Bagnaia Ret 14 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 17 12 7 11 Ret 16 11 13 4 12 DNS 54 15th
Spain Reale Avintia Racing 17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham 18 Ret 16 16 DSQ 14 Ret 17 15 19 15 15 17 18 19 18 14 17 14 9 24th 32 11th
53 Spain Tito Rabat 19 Ret 15 15 Ret Ret 9 16 11 16 Ret 16 13 15 17 DNS Ret 11 23 20th
Year Tyres Motorcycle Team No. Rider 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Points RC Points TC Points MC
2020 M SPA ANC CZE AUT STY RSM EMI CAT FRA ARA TER EUR VAL POR
Ducati Desmosedici GP20 Italy Ducati Team 04 Italy Andrea Dovizioso 3 6 11 1 5 7 8 Ret 4 7 13 8 8 6 135 4th 213 4th 221 1st
9 Italy Danilo Petrucci 9 Ret 12 7 11 16 10 8 1 15 10 10 15 16 78 12th
Italy Pramac Racing 43 Australia Jack Miller 4 Ret 9 3 2 8 Ret 5 Ret 9 Ret 6 2 2 132 7th 183 5th
51 Italy Michele Pirro 12 20 4 23rd
63 Italy Francesco Bagnaia 7 Ret DNS 2 Ret 6 13 Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 47 16th
Ducati Desmosedici GP19 Spain Reale Avintia Racing
Spain Hublot Reale Avintia
Spain Esponsorama Racing
5 France Johann Zarco 11 9 3 Ret 14 15 11 Ret 5 10 5 9 Ret 10 77 13th 87 10th
53 Spain Tito Rabat 14 11 16 16 21 Ret Ret 15 Ret 20 14 Ret 17 18 10 22nd
2021 M QAT DOH POR SPA FRA ITA CAT GER NED STY AUT GBR ARA RSM AME EMI ALR VAL
Ducati Desmosedici GP21 Italy Ducati Lenovo Team 43 Australia Jack Miller 9 9 Ret 1 1 6 3 6 Ret Ret 11 4 5 5 7 Ret 3 3 181 4th 433 1st 357 1st
63 Italy Francesco Bagnaia 3 6 2 2 4 Ret 7 5 6 11 2 14 1 1 3 Ret 1 1 252 2nd
51 Italy Michele Pirro 11 12 9 (12)[a] 23rd
Italy Pramac Racing 13 3 (12)[a] 23rd 288 4th
5 France Johann Zarco 2 2 Ret 8 2 4 2 8 4 6 Ret 11 17 12 Ret 5 5 6 173 5th
53 Spain Tito Rabat 18 15 1 27th
89 Spain Jorge Martín 15 3 DNS 14 12 Ret 1 3 Ret 9 Ret 5 Ret 7 2 111 9th
Ducati Desmosedici GP19 Spain Esponsorama Racing 10 Italy Luca Marini 16 18 12 15 12 17 12 15 18 14 5 15 20 19 14 9 12 17 41 19th 143 8th
23 Italy Enea Bastianini 10 11 9 Ret 14 Ret 10 16 15 12 Ret 12 6 3 6 3 9 8 102 11th
2022 M QAT INA ARG AME POR SPA FRA ITA CAT GER NED GBR AUT RSM ARA JPN THA AUS MAL VAL
Ducati Desmosedici GP22 Italy Ducati Lenovo Team 43 Australia Jack Miller Ret 4 14 3 Ret 5 2 15 14 3 6 3 3 18 5 1 2 Ret 6 Ret 189 5th 454 1st 448 1st
63 Italy Francesco Bagnaia Ret 15 5 5 8 1 Ret 1 Ret Ret 1 1 1 1 2 Ret 3 3 1 9 265 1st
Italy Aruba.it Racing 51 Italy Michele Pirro 18 16 Ret 0 27th
Italy Pramac Racing
Italy Prima Pramac Racing
5 France Johann Zarco 8 3 Ret 9 2 Ret 5 4 3 2 13 Ret 5 Ret 8 11 4 8 9 Ret 166 8th 318 4th
89 Spain Jorge Martín Ret Ret 2 8 Ret 22 Ret 13 2 6 7 5 10 9 6 3 9 7 Ret 3 152 9th
Italy Mooney VR46 Racing Team 10 Italy Luca Marini 13 14 11 17 12 16 9 6 6 5 17 12 4 4 7 6 23 6 Ret 7 120 12th 231 8th
Ducati Desmosedici GP21 72 Italy Marco Bezzecchi Ret 20 9 Ret 15 9 12 5 Ret 11 2 10 9 17 10 10 16 4 4 11 111 14th
Italy Gresini Racing MotoGP 23 Italy Enea Bastianini 1 11 10 1 Ret 8 1 Ret Ret 10 11 4 Ret 2 1 9 6 5 2 8 219 3rd 243 7th
49 Italy Fabio Di Giannantonio 17 18 Ret 21 Ret 18 13 11 Ret 8 14 22 11 20 19 17 18 20 Ret 15 24 20th
2023* M POR ARG AME SPA FRA ITA GER NED GBR AUT CAT RSM IND JPN INA AUS THA MAL QAT VAL
Ducati Desmosedici GP23 Italy Ducati Lenovo Team 1 Italy Francesco Bagnaia 11 166 Ret1 12 Ret3 11 22 12 2 11 DNS2 33 Ret2 292 1st 327 3rd 453 1st
9 Italy Danilo Petrucci 11 5 28th
23 Italy Enea Bastianini DNS DNS 99 8 Ret8 Ret 10 DNS9 25 21st
51 Italy Michele Pirro 11 16 5 (5) 27th
Italy Aruba.it Racing 16 Ret 0 (5)
TBA Spain Álvaro Bautista
Italy Prima Pramac Racing 5 France Johann Zarco 48 2 7 Ret8 36 34 35 Ret 94 13 47 10 6 157 6th 436 1st
89 Spain Jorge Martín Ret2 58 Ret3 44 21 23 11 56 66 73 35 11 21 279 2nd
Ducati Desmosedici GP22 Italy Gresini Racing MotoGP 49 Italy Fabio Di Giannantonio Ret 10 9 12 8 14 9 Ret 13 17 10 17 Ret 24 20th 151 7th
73 Spain Álex Márquez 59 35 Ret 8 Ret Ret 78 69 Ret1 54 6 119 DNS 108 10th
Italy Mooney VR46 Racing Team 10 Italy Luca Marini Ret 83 27 6 Ret4 45 54 7 7 4 11 97 DNS 135 8th 383 2nd
72 Italy Marco Bezzecchi 3 12 66 Ret9 17 82 47 21 Ret2 3 128 22 15 248 3rd
Notes

* Season still in progress.
1 Being his final MotoGP race, Capirossi switched numbers for Valencia as a memorial to his fallen countryman Marco Simoncelli, killed at Sepang, by racing with No. 58 that Simoncelli used, instead of his normal No. 65.[20] He was still shown as No. 65 in official timing documentation.[21]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Non-bracketed number refers to the number accumulated with the motorcycle, with number in brackets referring to the total accumulated for the season.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxley, Mat (30 March 2021). "The 225mph MotoGP bike: how fast is too fast?". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  2. ^ Motorsport.com (January 20, 2006). "Ducati's Desmosedici GP6 Sees the Light". Businessweek.com. Archived from the original on October 1, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-27.
  3. ^ "Ducati: We've built 20 800cc engines! | MOTOGP Features". Crash.net. Archived from the original on 2008-12-01. Retrieved 2008-10-27.
  4. ^ a b "MotoGP News: Ducati's new bike testing since February". Autosport.com. Retrieved 2008-10-27.
  5. ^ a b c "Ducati explains the GP8. | MOTOGP News | Crash.Net". Crash.net. 9 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-27.
  6. ^ a b "MotoGP News: New Ducati an evolution of 2007 bike". Autosport.com. Retrieved 2008-10-27.
  7. ^ "Ducati stop work on 'fuel saving' clutch". Autosport.
  8. ^ "Rossi smashes losing streak in China". 4 May 2008.
  9. ^ "Suppo confirms Desmosedici GP9 has already been tested | The Official MotoGP Website". MotoGP.com. 16 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-27.
  10. ^ "MotoGP World Exclusive: Ducati roll out 2009 prototype - Motorcycle Sport". Motorcyclenews.com. Retrieved 2008-10-27.
  11. ^ a b "MotoGP News: Ducati test carbon chassis at Barcelona". Autosport.com. Retrieved 2008-10-27.
  12. ^ Korzeniewski, Jeremy (2010-01-15). "Ducati unveils Desmosedici GP10 MotoGP bike in Italy". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  13. ^ a b c "Ducati Desmosedici GP10 unveiled | The Official MotoGP Website". Motogp.com. 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2010-05-01.
  14. ^ "Rossi's Desmosedici GP11 unveiled | The Official MotoGP Website". Motogp.com. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  15. ^ "2011 Ducati Desmosedici GP11 VR2 @ Top Speed". 14 May 2012.
  16. ^ "Ducati Desmosedici GP11 - Christmas Comes Late in Italy". 12 January 2011.
  17. ^ "Ducati Desmosedici GP11 | Tech Specs". 20 February 2011.
  18. ^ "Desmosedici GP | Ducati Lenovo Team MotoGP".
  19. ^ "Ducati Desmosedici GP12 Technical Specifications and Development Video". 19 March 2012.
  20. ^ Birt, Matthew (3 November 2011). "Loris Capirossi to race Marco Simoncelli's number 58 in Valencia". Motor Cycle News. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved 4 November 2011.
  21. ^ "GP Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana: MotoGP Combined Free Practice Times" (PDF). motogp.com. Dorna Sports. 4 November 2011. Retrieved 4 November 2011.

External links[edit]

  • Ducati.com – The official manufacturer's website. Current model info, including online information, history, manuals and race team info (Italian/English)
  • Ducati GP6 Racing – official site for the Desmosedici GP6 race bike with team info