The collaboration between Casey Stoner and Ducati endsNews | Ducati | Panigale | GP17 | Desmosedici GP | Ducati Team | Claudio Domenicali | Domenicali | MotoGP 2018 | DUCATI CORSE | Stoner
The agreement was expected on a three-year basis (2016-2018) and in these three years, thanks to the important contribution of Casey, the Ducati has constantly improved the performance of the Desmosedici GP which today is considered one of the most competitive bike in the championship .
The collaboration between Ducati and Stoner also contributed to the final tuning of the Panigale V4, as well as offering important tips for the development of other bikes currently in the range. In his capacity as a "brand ambassador" Ducati, Casey was one of the undisputed protagonists of the last two editions of the WDW (World Ducati Week), in 2016 and 2018, to which the Australian champion actively participated, always welcomed by incredible demonstrations of affection from the Ducatisti all over the world.
"Casey is and will always be in the heart of all Ducatisti and it is also on their behalf that we wish to thank him for the important collaboration he has offered us over the past three years. - commented Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding SpA. - His indications and technical suggestions, together with the work and feedback of the official pilots and Michele Pirro, have contributed to make the Desmosedici GP one of the most competitive motorcycles ever, as well as valuable and useful were his advice for the development of our series models. A heartfelt thanks and best wishes, from all the Ducati and its many fans, to Casey and his family for a peaceful and happy future. "
"I would like to thank Ducati for the excellent memories together and above all for the support and enthusiasm that the Ducatisti have always shown me, sharing my same passion for motorcycles and racing. I will never forget it, "added Casey Stoner. "In the last three years I have been very happy to work together with the test team, engineers and mechanics, with the common goal of improving the competitiveness of the Desmosedici GP and I wish the team the best successes for the future."