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Octo Pramac Ducati unveils 2016 colours
Scott Redding and Danilo Petrucci pull the covers off their 2016 bikes
Octo Pramac Ducati has unveiled its 2016 colours, with riders Scott Redding and Danilo Petrucci pulling the covers off the factory-supported Ducatis they’ll be racing in MotoGP this year.
While 2016 will be Petrucci’s second year with the team, Redding is a new signing after leaving the Marc VDS squad he’s been with in Moto2 and MotoGP last year.
Redding had a tough 2015 season, scoring just one podium finish – a third place at San Marino, but speaking at the presentation event at Pramac’s HQ in Italy, he said:
‘I am very excited. I got a fantastic feeling riding the moto during the first round of tests at Valencia. I immediately felt comfortable on the Ducati and it was a great sensation. I have to say that when I entered the box and met my new team in Valencia, the atmosphere was very friendly and welcoming. The guys welcomed me and I felt a desire to do my best. I feel that they have high expectations for me, but at the same time they do not put pressure on me. During the tests, my conversations with Giacomo Guidotti and the crew went perfectly, we immediately clicked. And then, as I said, the bike is insane. The weather wasn’t excellent in Valencia, but the main goal was to work. And, in fact, at Jerez we did an amazing job. I would like to thank Pramac and Ducati for choosing me and I can promise all of my fans and fans of the team that I will do everything I can to accomplish great things in 2016.’
Danilo Petrucci also commented:
‘I am very pleased to be here, and be a part of the Pramac family for the second year in a row. I am especially happy because I have found a close-knit group that has not changed.
'I can’t wait to begin because there is so much to do, especially in light of the new regulations. I have a great desire to do better. The tests went very well, especially at Jerez where we made great strides forward compared to Valencia. Rest assured, I will give my all!’
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