Prima Pramac Racing launched the promotion of Jorge Martin and Johann Zarco’s Ducati GP23 for the 2023 MotoGP season in Italy on Wednesday night.
Ducati unveiled the factory team’s GP23 on Monday at Madonna di CampiglioOn Wednesday evening Prima Pramac Racing followed in the footsteps of Jorge Martin (24) and Johann Zarco (32) in the Sky Sport TV studio in Milan.
Pramac is the only Ducati customer team to receive current machines from Borgo Panigale. “It’s like a marriage,” is how team owner Paolo Campinoti described the partnership with the Italian manufacturer.
There were no surprises when checking. Pramac made its final color change last season at the Mugello GP in May, because for Prima insurance company a new title sponsor had been found for three years. Since then, purple has dominated the design, and will remain so in 2023.
The refreshed fabric, which Martin and Zarco showed off for the first time on Wednesday, combines the main sponsor’s colors with plenty of classic white and red accents.
The increase in the number of white worries Zarco: “It will be more difficult to clean the skin of the race,” he joked.
The team presentation was also the first official appearance of Gino Borsoi as the new Pramac team manager, who was previously with the Aspar team for 17 years.
“The goal of these two drivers is clear – at least to continue with the best customer teams and, if possible, to finish ahead of the others,” explained the 48-year-old Italian.
“It is a great honor for us to also push the development of the GP23,” stressed Borsoi. “There will be innovations that we will almost certainly try at the Sepang test. But I don’t want to say more about that because Ducati of course keeps everything a secret.”
When asked about the favorites and the toughest opponents, Borsoi replied: «MotoGP is now like Moto3, a very difficult category because all the riders and all the bikes are strong. But I think we have that extra this year – with factory materials, new parts coming in for the start of the season and two great drivers who can make a difference.”
Pramac Ducati Success
Jorge Martin (2021: Spielberg-1)
35 more podium finishes:
2007: Alex Barros (Mugello)
2008: Toni Elias (Brno and Misano)
2015: Danilo Petrucci (Silverstone)
2016: Scott Redding (Aces)
2017: Danilo Petrucci (Mugello, Assen, Misano, Motegi)
2018: Danilo Petrucci (Le Mans)
2019: Jack Miller (Austin, Brno, Aragon, Phillip Island, Valencia)
2020: Jack Miller (Spielberg-1, Spielberg-2, Valencia-2, Portimao); Francesco Bagnaia (Misano-1)
2021: Johann Zarco (Doha-1, Doha-2, Le Mans, Barcelona); Jorge Martin (Doha-2, Spielberg-2, Valencia)
2022: Johan Zarco (Mandalika, Portimao, Barcelona, Sachsenring); Jorge Martin (Las Termas, Barcelona, Motegi, Valencia)