Ducati's 50 victories in MotoGP

Borgo Panigale's house reached the championship in 2003 and since then Stoner has won 23 times, Dovizioso 14, Capirossi 7, Lorenzo 3 and a Bayliss, Iannone and Petrucci.


Ducati was being resisted reaching its 50th MotoGP victory. Almost a year passed between 49 (August 25, 2019) and 50 (yesterday). Both bore the signature of Andrea Dovizioso and on the same stage, the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg on the occasion of the Austrian GP.

The Italian factory landed in MotoGP in 2003, a year after the 1,000cc 4T sent the unforgettable 2T 500cc to the museum. In 2002 both mechanics coexisted on the grid, but the inequality was enormous in favor of the 4T. The author of that first victory was Loris Capirossi, at the Montmeló circuit, taking advantage of a Valentino Rossi exit from the track. The Doctor was one of the many who went through the red box without being able to lead the Desmosedici to victory, something that also happened to Hayden, Gibernau, Melandri or Crutchlow, to name just a few.

Since that Capirex triumph, 49 more have arrived for a total of 50 that are distributed as follows: 23 from Stoner, 14 from Dovizioso, 7 from Capirossi, 3 from Lorenzo and one from Bayliss, Iannone and Petrucci. Of all of them, only Stoner was able to win the title with Ducati. He did it in 2007 and now Dovizioso has the opportunity to try again. The Italian has been runner-up three times and is now second overall, 11 points behind Quartararo and with Márquez in the dry dock, recovering at home from a fractured humerus in his right arm that will also make him low again in Austria this weekend.

In the chapter of victories in the queen class, Ducati continues to have far behind the factories that precede it in this section: Honda (309), Yamaha (231), MV Agusta (139) and Suzuki (93). But the red legend continues to grow.

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