NetApp Inc.

01/27/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/28/2023 03:57

2022 Ducati MotoGP recap: Thanks to data, a return to glory

In the time that NetApp has partnered with Ducati, the team has achieved huge performance strides. Much of that success is attributable to access to near-real-time data on rider and bike performance, driven by NetApp AFF A-Series systems and NetApp ONTAP® data management software. All this innovation is in addition to the numerous collaborative NetApp and Ducati engineering projects, such as motorcycle-racing and aerodynamic simulations, proactive maintenance solutions, and a bike data feedback loop.

The 2023 MotoGP season will present many new challenges. After their 2022 title wins, the Ducati Lenovo Team will definitely be in the sights of their rivals. During the course of the 21-race season, new tests will be rolled out, including the radical introduction of sprint races at every event and new races in Kazakhstan and India. The sprint races in particular mean more data deployment and analysis because the sprints are essentially a second, half-distance race that's tacked on at every event.

With the start of the 2023 season comes another change for the Ducati Lenovo Team as they bid farewell to Jack Miller and welcome the incoming rider Enea Bastianini. Nicknamed "La Bestia" (The Beast), the Italian rider joins the team after a standout sophomore season, taking four race victories as part of the Gresini Racing MotoGP team.

We'll be following the action closely, and we'll continue to help the Ducati Lenovo Team make the most of its data. See you on the podium!

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