Over the weekends of 11-13 September and 18-20 September, on the occasion of the 'Grand Prix of San Marino and the Rimini Riviera' and the 'Grand Prix of Emilia-Romagna and the Rimini Riviera' of the 2020 MotoGP Championship, the Ducati Team Desmosedici GP of Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci will take to the track at the Misano Adriatico circuit with the Motor Valley Association logo on their fairings.
"The Via Emilia crosses a special land, rich in history, where emotions are at home and can be touched by hand thanks to companies that represent Italian excellence in the world, capable of turning dreams into reality trough their unique products. Motor Valley was founded under the sign of shared values such as competence, technological innovation, love for beauty, passion and strong bonds with the territory. It is an important driving force for tourism in the enhancement and promotion of our Region", said Claudio Domenicali, Ducati CEO and President of the Motor Valley Association. "Thanks to the availability of our partners, we have decided to customize the fairings with the Motor Valley logo to turn the spotlight once again on the Association, on the system of excellence that represents it and on all its protagonists. All the more so in this particular year in which the Region wanted to express its concrete support for the automotive world by setting up a second MotoGP event in Misano, with the 'Grand Prix of Emilia-Romagna and the Rimini Riviera', and by getting Formula 1 to return to Imola after 14 years".
During the two race weekends the Motor Valley logo will flank that of the Emilia-Romagna Region in the banner positioned on the escape route in the 'Curva del Carro' and, for the 'Grand Prix of Emilia-Romagna and the Rimini Riviera' it will also be on the hill behind the 'Curva della Quercia'.
"It is truly thrilling to see the Motor Valley logo on the Ducati fairings, a historic brand that is the ambassador of Emilia-Romagna all over the world", declared the President of the Emilia-Romagna Region Stefano Bonaccini. "In recent years we have worked hard to bring this project to life, convinced that we have a unique heritage of skills, tradition and passion in this area. I thank Ducati for the continuous profitable collaboration, shared with all the brands that are part of the Motor Valley. An intuition is now a certainty, a distinctive trait of our region: a wealth, unique in the world, in which we will continue to invest because I believe that there is still a lot of potential to be expressed. So let's enjoy the double appointment at Misano and the return of Formula 1 to Imola as starting points, in a year in which the pandemic could have brought us to our knees. The Sky TV broadcast is also a recognition of our commitment, an important showcase that will make it possible to reach an even wider audience".