100 MotoGP podiums for Ducati

 
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Andrea Iannone's win and Andrea Dovizioso's second place at the Red Bull Ring were also Ducati's 100th and 101st podium in fourteen seasons of MotoGP championship racing in which the Italian manufacturer has taken part.

Ever since its debut in 2003 at Suzuka, where Loris Capirossi finished third, the Desmosedici GP has succeeded in accumulating a remarkable number of top-3 finishes, a sign of the competitive level of the Borgo Panigale manufacturer's MotoGP project. Ducati in fact has been on the podium on at least one occasion in every season in which it has taken part in MotoGP, with the sole exception of 2013.

Regarding the bikes, the Desmosedici version that picked up the highest number of podiums was the 2007 title-winning machine which with Stoner and Capirossi on board finished 18 times in the top 3 throughout that successful season.

As for the riders, the lion's share of the wins obviously goes to Casey Stoner, who scored 42 podiums on a Ducati, followed by Loris Capirossi with 23 and Andrea Dovizioso with 10. The classification continues with Iannone on 6, Bayliss on 5, Hayden and Rossi with 3, Elias and Checa with 2 and finishes with Petrucci, Xaus, Redding, Crutchlow and Barros with one apiece.

It should be mentioned that these results have not come about solely due to the efforts of the factory riders, a demonstration of the fact that all the teams that have raced with the Ducati Desmosedici have had an opportunity to have their say on the track.

100 podiums is an important achievement for Ducati which, as always, is looking ahead to maintain but above all increase the competitiveness of its bikes, which have always been protagonists over the past 14 years of MotoGP World Championship racing on circuits throughout the world.

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