How to watch: Ducati debut at Italian Championship in Mantova – Round 1

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The wait is finally over. This weekend, on the prestigious “Tazio Nuvolari” track in Mantova, the official racing debut of the Ducati Desmo450 MX, the prototype with which the Borgo Panigale company enters Motocross, will take place. The Ducati Desmo450 MX will compete in the first round of the Italian Pro-Prestige MX1 Motocross Championship.

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The multiple Italian champion Alessandro Lupino will take to the track with the new bike “Made in Borgo Panigale” and will be followed closely by the nine-time World Champion Antonio Cairoli who with Alessandro is carrying forward the development of the Desmo450 MX.

The Ducati Corse R&D-Factory MX Team, managed by Corrado and Marco Maddii, will be involved in all 6 races of the Italian Motocross Championship which will visit all the best Italian tracks. The championship starts this weekend in Mantova and will end in Faenza in mid-September, with a race every month.

The race weekend will open on Saturday, March 16 with the official practice and qualifying which will decide the pole position, while on Sunday the riders will take to the track for the two races. Live broadcast on FXAction Live on YouTube

Will be Antonio Cairoli racing?

Lorenzo Resta answered that question -and many other from different topics – in our first episode of Inside the paddock by Mx1onboard.

2024 Prestige Championship Calendar:

16 & 17 MarchMantova
27 & 28 AprilMontevarchi
25 & 26 de MayCingoli
22 & 23 de JunePonte A Egola
31 August/ 1 SeptemberCastiglione del Lago
21 & 22 de SeptemberFaneza (to be confirmed)*

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