BIG REVEAL: Jorgo Lorenzo will officially be presented as Ducati's new rider. Image: YouTube
Cape Town - The unveiling of the Ducati MotoGP teams new Desmosedici GP, is being presented live from Bologna, Italy.
For the 2017 season, triple world champion Jorge Lorenzo joins Ducati after ending his nine-year stay in the Yamaha camp.
The Lorenzo effect
Ducati has not won a world title since 2007, when a 21-year-old Casey Stoner beat Rossi to the championship. This year, the team will be looking to end the season on top with the new edition of Lorenzo.
Ducati has opted to keep Andrea Dovizioso, winner of the 2016 Malaysian GP, instead of Andrea Iannone - the latter joining Suzuki.
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Ducati, one of the noticeable teams who have spent a lot of time and money on aerodynamics, will have to do without the 'wings' their bikes have become known for. For the 2017 season, MotoGP banned all wing-related technology and this could yet prove to be a challenge for the Italian team.
Earlier in January Movistar Yamaha unveiled of their new 2017 challengers, as well as a formal introduction of their new rider Maverick Vinales. Vinales will be partnered with seven-time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi.
Watch the live presentation below: