MotoGP Partners and Sponsors

Ducati has been officially involved in the World MotoGP Championship since 2003, the year of the company's first appearance in, the most prestigious category of motorcycle racing with a revolutionary bike, the Ducati Desmosedici GP and riders Loris Capirossi and Troy Bayliss. Already during the 2003 season Ducati managed to take a first GP win in Barcelona, with Loris Capirossi and the Italian rider finished the season in third overall place in the final table of the MotoGP Championship.

Ducati was able to debut in the top series of motorcycle racing thanks to the backing of several important partners and sponsors who believed in this exciting project right from the start.

Philip Morris International has without a doubt been the main partner of Ducati in MotoGP and has supported the Bologna-based motorcycle company's programme right from the start, sharing in Ducati's numerous successes which peaked with the constructor's and rider's titles won in 2007 with Casey Stoner.

Shell too, as sponsor and technological partner, has contributed significantly ever since 2003 to the attainment of ever more competitive performance, thanks to the research and development of special fuels and lubricants specifically created for racing.

TIM became a Ducati sponsor in 2004 and since then, with the group's various brands, has continued in the MotoGP with passion and commitment alongside the Bologna-made bikes.

The decision to take part in the MotoGP Championship has always been and continues to be one of the most important challenges for Ducati as can be seen through the motorcycle manufacturer's constant technological commitment and the admirable results obtained. This continued sporting excellence has been made possible by the valuable support of all those companies that have always believed in the Ducati MotoGP project and in the ability of the Italian company to compete year after year with great success alongside the world's top motorcycle manufacturers.

Thank you to all our partners and sponsors ›