Ducati MotoGP riders Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone are eager to try the brand new GP15 for the first time during testing at Sepang week.

Dovizioso was impressed by the improvements overseen by new design chief Gigi Dall'Igna during last season and 'can only be optimistic' about the all-new 2015 machine.

"In a few days' time we will be going to Malaysia for the second winter test session at Sepang and I can't wait to test the new GP15," Dovizioso said. "I am very happy with the improvements that we managed to achieve last year and so, with this new project, I can only be optimistic for the coming season.

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"I think that the spirit and the desire to win that I see in Ducati are vitally important for all of us. I expect a lot of support from the Ducati fans this season: we have worked a lot and well in the last couple of years and now it's time to reap the benefits."

New team-mate Iannone echoed his fellow countryman's sentiments.

"I am very happy to form part of the Ducati Team, because it's always been my dream to join the factory team," Iannone said. "I already feel part of this family, and I have already established an excellent rapport with my team of technicians and mechanics, which enabled me to go immediately well with the Desmosedici GP14.3 in the recent tests at Sepang.

"Now we are back in action in Malaysia for the penultimate tests before the start of the season, and I'll ride the GP15 for the first time, in the knowledge that at the start we're going to have to work hard to make the bike competitive. In any case I am optimistic and I can't wait to take to the track in a few days' time."

Dovizioso took his first pair of Ducati podiums on the way to fifth in last year's world championship when Iannone was tenth overall at the Pramac team.