Dovizioso, Petrucci unwrap 2020 Ducati MotoGP contender

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Ducati MotoGP pairing Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci have unveiled the 2020 Desmosedici on which they will try to wrestle the crown from Marc Marquez.

At a bunfight in Bologna, the new bike was introduced by CEO Claudio Domenicale and technical boff Gigi Dall’Igna.

“2020 will be even more intense and demanding with 20 races scheduled in the calendar, and our rivals will be even more competitive. That is why we all need to increase our commitment,” said Dall’Igna.

“For this reason, we have been working harder during the winter to offer to Andrea and Danilo a Desmosedici GP20 bike that will allow them to become leading contenders in all races and all conditions.”

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Tech specs

Engine: Liquid-cooled, 90° V4, four-stroke, Desmodromic DOHC, four valves per cylinder
Capacity: 1,000cc
Maximum power: Over 250hp
Maximum speed: Over 350 km/h (218 mph)
Transmission: Ducati Seamless Transmission. Chain final drive
Carburation: Indirect electronic injection, four throttle bodies with injectors above and below the butterfly valves. Throttles operated by double Ride by Wire systems
Fuel: Shell Racing V-Power
Lubricant: Shell Advance Ultra 4
Exhaust: Akrapovič
Final Drive: D.I.D Chain
Frame: Aluminium alloy twin-spar
Suspension: Öhlins inverted front fork with carbon outer tubes and Öhlins rear shock absorber, adjustable for preload and damping
Electronics: Magneti Marelli ECU programmed with Dorna Unified Software
Tyres: Michelin 17” front and rear
Wheel Rims: Marchesini magnesium alloy
Brakes: Brembo, two 340mm carbon front discs with four-piston callipers. Single stainless steel rear disc with two-piston calliper
Dry weight: 157 kg (346.1 lbs.)