FIRST LOOK: 2022 Pramac Ducati livery for Zarco, Martin

This is the 2022 Pramac Ducati livery with which Johann Zarco and Jorge Martin will compete in this year's MotoGP World Championship.
FIRST LOOK: 2022 Pramac Ducati livery for Zarco, Martin

Ahead of this weekend's Official Sepang test, Pramac Ducati has unveiled its 2022 MotoGP livery for Johann Zarco and Jorge Martin.

The latest version of the familiar red, white and blue livery now features more blue (including the upper wings).

Zarco and Martin delivered a memorable season for Pramac last year with Frenchman Zarco, 31, briefly leading the world championship on his way to a team best of fifth in the final standings.

"With the team we built a great relationship and I am very satisfied with what we did last season. I can’t wait to leave for tests and get on the bike. It’s going to be a great season," Zarco said.

On the other side of the garage, rookie Martin, who recently turned 24, fought back from multiple fractures at Portimao to make history with the first-ever win by a satellite Ducati rider, in Austria.

"Last season was the most intense of my life, a series of strong emotions, hard moments but also of extremely happy ones. Together with Pramac Racing we have started to build something special. Last year we laid the foundation, this year we are ready for greater things," said Martin.

In total, the pair took eight podiums and five pole positions.

However, Pramac was then surprised by the winter departure of team manager Francesco Guidotti to Red Bull KTM.

FIRST LOOK: 2022 Pramac Ducati livery for Zarco, Martin

In response, Pramac has hired Claudio Calabresi (previously its MotoE team manager) and promoted former grand prix winner Fonsi Nieto from Rider Coach to Sports Director.

"It’s my first time as Team Manager and I’ll give my best to take Pramac Racing even higher," said Calabresi. "I am sure that Johann and Jorge will help us, they already have done an exceptional job in 2021. This year the challenge is fascinating: to keep high the level and grow again. We have great ambitions and we will do everything to give many satisfactions to our fans".

Nieto added: "The whole team is working hard to get off to a great start. We want to reconfirm us among the most competitive MotoGP teams. Last year with Johann and Jorge we did incredible things, now we want to push the boundaries and fight in every race for the leading positions. I think we have what it takes to achieve great goals."

Both Zarco and Martin will continue to have access to the latest (GP22) Ducati machinery this season - as also used by the Factory team of Francesco Bagnaia and Jack Miller, plus VR46's Luca Marini - which they will ride for the first time this year when the Official Sepang test gets underway on Saturday.

"The goal of this year is to keep high the level after the excellent results of last season," said team owner Paolo Campinoti. "2021 showed us that the hard work, combined with the great professionalism of the people who form the Team, brings great results.

"The relationship we created with Johann and Jorge is special and the rankings show it clearly: Best Independent Team, Best Independent Rider and Rookie of the Year, Pramac Racing’s best season. I can’t wait to start, we expect great things."

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