DesmoSport Ducati reveal 2023 race livery

DesmoSport Ducati 2023

DesmoSport Ducati have lifted the covers off the Panigale V4 R superbike that Broc Pearson will race within the 2023 Australian Superbike Championship.

DesmoSport Ducati 2023

The design was impressed by the livery on the 1098 that staff co-owner, Troy Bayliss, raced to 2 victories on throughout his remaining skilled spherical of the World Championship earlier than retiring as World Champion in 2008.

Troy Bayliss received 52 races for Ducati in World Superbike. TB is pictured right here with the 1098 F08 at Portimao – Picture GeeBee

Throughout a extremely profitable two-day take a look at in Sydney, the place Pearson continued to make sturdy progress posting a greatest lap of 1:30.235 in solely his second go to to the circuit, the bike was revealed to Broc and the remainder of the DesmoSport Ducati staff.

DesmoSport Ducati 2023
Crew co-owner, Ben Henry

Marty (Underground Designs) got here to me with an concept for the bike in 2023 and to be sincere I wasn’t too certain, however I’ve trusted him for a very long time with the look of our bike, and so I put it in his fingers to indicate me what he was imagining, and the top result’s nothing in need of wonderful. We get to race our Panigale V4 R superbikes in an iconic design that pays respect to Troy, and I couldn’t be happier with that. I’ve by no means truly seen Broc misplaced for phrases earlier than, so it’s honest to say he’s fairly blown away to see his title and quantity paired with a design that has that a lot that means behind it.”

DesmoSport Ducati 2023
Crew co-owner, Troy Bayliss

When Ben first instructed me about Marty’s concept for the bike, I used to be a bit torn. DesmoSport has its personal identification and its personal course, it doesn’t must be introduced again to my historical past, however as we moved ahead with the format and we began seeing elements of the bike with Broc’s particulars on it, I began to stay up for seeing Broc’s response to it. Now that we have now the covers fully off it, I really like what we’ve give you, and that Broc is so excited on it, and I recognize that the staff needs to attach so strongly with my racing.”

Troy Bayliss in his final race as a full-time official racer on the 1098 F08 – Portimao 2008 – Picture 2snap
Broc Pearson

“The bike appears nice! The staff revealed it to me in the course of the two-day take a look at in Sydney final week and I used to be a bit misplaced for phrases for a minute there. Immediately I recognised it as Troy’s 1098 livery from Portimao and I right away despatched a sneaky pic as much as dad. I’ll have to attend till Phillip Island to get to experience it wanting like this however I’m fairly honoured that the staff, and Troy particularly, need me to experience the bike with these colors. It’s nice motivation to maintain pushing ahead and I can’t anticipate spherical one.”

DesmoSport Ducati 2023

With pre-season testing all however over, DesmoSport Ducati take just a few shorts week break earlier than arriving on Phillip Island for the opening spherical of the ASBK alongside WorldSBK on February 24 to 26.

DesmoSport Ducati 2023

2023 ASBK Calendar

2023 ASBK Calendar
Spherical Circuit Location Date
Check Sydney Motorsport Park NSW Feb 1-2
R1 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit VIC Feb 24-26
R2 Sydney Motorsports Park NSW Mar 24-25
R3 Queensland Raceway QLD Apr 28-30
R4 Hidden Valley Raceway NT Jun 16-18
R5 Morgan Park Raceway QLD Jul 14-16
R6 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit VIC Oct 27-29
R7 The Bend Motorsport Park SA Dec 1 – 3

Pictures by RbMotoLens and M33