Ducati agrees new five-year MotoGP deal
12 November 2016 – Ducati has committed to MotoGP for another five years after signing a new deal with championship promoter Dorna Sport.
Ducati entered MotoGP in 2003 and enjoyed a successful spell with Casey Stoner, the Australian winning the 2007 title and taking 23 of the outfit's 31 victories, before leaving at the end of 2010.
It endured a downward spiral, with Valentino Rossi taking only a solitary podium in each of his two years with the outfit, before the manufacturer eventually emerged as a force once more.
Ducati ended its six-year victory drought in Austria this season, courtesy of Andrea Iannone, while Andrea Dovizioso added another success last time out in Malaysia.
It will now compete in MotoGP until at least the end of 2021, after a new agreement was reached with Dorna.
Jorge Lorenzo will move from Yamaha to partner Dovizioso next season.