Ducati is not expected to unveil its new MotoGP race livery until after the conclusion of pre-season testing.

Ducati's Julian Thomas told Crash.net that Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso will continue with black bikes when 2014 track action gets underway at Sepang early next month, with the official red livery set to be unveiled during a team presentation in March.

The Italian factory has normally been the first to unveil its new colours, during the Marlboro-funded Wrooom Press Ski Meeting at Madonna di Campiglio each January, but that event was not held this year.

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