The first round of the 2018 MotoGP is over, and the next one is just around the corner. It is going to be held this weekend on April 8, in Argentina. And from this round, the technological front of the Team Ducati will be taken care by none other than, Lenovo.
The latest revelations tell us that Lenovo and Team Ducati of MotoGP has signed a multi-year sponsorship deal. So from now onwards, Lenovo will be the key technology partner for Ducati which will include the team using Lenovo’s PCs, tablets and servers both on and off the track. The partnership also includes co-development and collaboration on product R&D as part of a programme to further accelerate the team’s progress and success. Lenovo’s first race with Ducati will be on Sunday, 8th April at the Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo, Argentina.
Speaking on this deal, Gianfranco Lanci, Lenovo Corporate President and Chief Operating Officer, said, “MotoGP is growing in global attention and stature and is fast becoming a sport watched by millions across the world. Ducati’s 90-year heritage and focus on innovation, speed and performance align very well with our own story as a company and what drives our product development. Not only are we thrilled about the brand visibility the partnership will drive, but also the opportunity to have Lenovo products at the heart of driving the team’s progress and ambitions.”
Ducati Motor Holding CEO Claudio Domenicali also shared his views about this sponsorship deal by saying, “It gives us great pleasure to announce this very important partnership with Lenovo, one of the world’s largest producers of personal computers and leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial and data centre technology. In order to face successfully the new challenges, both on track in MotoGP and inside our company, we need to foster Ducati’s IT and digital capabilities and we will do it thanks to partners like Lenovo and its powerful and versatile computer hardware. At the same time, Ducati’s race and production bikes will be a perfect environment to test the latest Lenovo technologies in a partnership that we feel sure will be a very successful one.”
Ducati’s rider Lorenzo crashed out in the first race of this season in Qatar due to some braking issues, whereas his teammate, Dovizioso gave a tough fight to the reigning world champion Marc Marquez, and won the race. We are expecting to get to see a more thrilling race this weekend and we wish Ducati and Lenovo all the luck.