In a move that was a knee buckling surprise to fans of the sport world over, Ben Spies wore Pramac Racing colors at the Wrooom 2013, Madonna di Campiglio where the Ducati Desmosedici GP13 was unveiled. The satellite team hasn’t won a podium since 2008 but having recently attained the status of a Ducati factory-supported team, and with Audi on board, Ben Spies hopes to bring the GP13 back to the top.
“I am excited to be a part of the Ducati family. This is something I’ve wanted from the beginning of my racing career. My team and I have our work cut out for us, and new goals to meet, but we’ll benefit from factory support and Audi coming on board. Ducati has four strong riders with different styles, which should improve the Desmosedici and bring it back up to the top where it belongs.”
Spies’ GP13 features livery of new sponsor Ignite Asset Management, while that of rookie Andrea Iannone has the logo of Energy T.I. gas & power.