Preziosi's Desmosedici, featuring a steel trellis frame, made its MotoGP
debut in 2003 and went on to win seven races in the 990cc era, with Loris Capirossi
(6) and Troy Bayliss (1).
New signing Stoner then won 23 races and the 2007 world title during four years on the 800cc machine, which saw increasing structural use of carbon fibre, but the only other post-2006 victory was a single wet/dry win for Capirossi.
Ducati has not won a race since Stoner's departure for Honda at the end of 2010, despite signing seven time MotoGP
champion Valentino Rossi
to replace the Australian.
Rossi is moving back to Yamaha after just three podiums with Ducati, which switched to a twin-spar aluminium frame - as used by the Japanese bikes - for the start of this season.