The numerous guests, sponsors and media present were greeted by a splendid scenario with Lamborghini Aventador and Urus), a Ducati V4 (Panigale ) and a Pramac generator, which made up the Italian flag illuminated by Pramac lighting towers that arrived in Sant' Agata Bolognese for the show.
After the honours of Stefano Domenicali (Chairman & CEO Automobili Lamborghini), SKY TV anchormen Sandro Donato Grosso and Davide Camicioli welcomed Claudio Domenicali (CEO Ducati Motor Holding), Paolo Campinoti (CEO Pramac and Alma Pramac Racing Team Principal) and Luigi Scavone (Shareholder) to introduce the highlights of the stunning 2017 Pramac Racing season with the 4 podiums conquered by Danilo Petrucci.
Luigi Dall' Igna (General Manager Ducati Corse), Paolo Ciabatti (Sporting Director Ducati Corse) and Francesco Guidotti (Team Manager Alma Pramac Racing) then took turns on the stage to present the 2018 MotoGP season before the unveiling of the Ducati Desmosedici GP of Alma Pramac Racing, which made a spectacular entry with Danilo Petrucci and Jack Miller.
The presentation ended with a dinner in the stunning Museo Lamborghini where guests, sponsors and media could toast the 2018 season of Alma Pramac Racing that will kick off on Sunday at the Losail International Circuit of Doha, Qatar.
Paolo Campinoti (CEO Pramac Group and Alma Pramac Racing Team Principal)
"We arrive at the start of the 2018 MotoGP season with high expectations. Today we are enthusiastically celebrating the presentation of our team in such a prestigious location as Lamborghini and with the welcome participation of Ducati. A great Italian event that we hope will be a good omen starting from the first race in Qatar next Sunday. We start a fascinating new adventure with Alma and I would like to thank Luigi Scavone for the trust with which he shared our project.”
Luigi Scavone (Company Shareholder Alma Group)
"With this event we are going to repeat and consolidate the ideals of belonging and team spirit underlying the group I represent, with the certainty that the determination to be present with strength and desire to win in a world event, represents the effort of all the group's working resources that every day spend their professionalism in all the product sectors of the markets in which we are present.”
Francesco Guidotti (Alma Pramac Racing Team Manager)
"Our goal is to improve year after year. In the 2017 season we made a great step forward thanks to the results obtained by Danilo Petrucci. We now welcome Jack Miller to the team and we have great expectations. I want to say good luck to our riders, engineers, technicians and all the staff of Alma Pramac Racing. An intense season awaits us and we will have to work with great concentration and enthusiasm if we want to do even better than last year.”
Danilo Petrucci (Alma Pramac Racing rider #9)
“I am very happy to race another year with Pramac Racing. I am the rider who has raced the most with these colours and I'm proud of it. We have always done great things since I arrived in 2015. This will be the most important season. I have an official bike, I have great expectations and with a year more of experience I will try to do better than last season.”
Jack Miller (Alma Pramac Racing rider #43)
“I am happy to be here. The countdown is now finally over. This is the week of the first Grand Prix and I am excited and very motivated to start the season. We have made a very good job with the team so far, and I can’t wait to fly to Qatar and do my best. I have great expectations in this new adventure with Alma Pramac Racing.”