The last as well as the only rider to give Ducati the riders' world championship title was Casey Stoner back in 2007.
Since then, the Borgo Panigale-based manufacturer has experienced moments of tarnish, but for the past few years it has been powerfully back in the title race.
Andrea Dovizioso has come very close to the feat three years in a row, 2017, 2018 and 2019, and last year instead it was Bagnaia who came close.
4 second places in the last 5 years. Respectable results, of course, to which must be added the two constructors' titles in 2020 and 2021, but by now we can no longer be satisfied; the goal is only one and it is called the world championship.
After last season Francesco Bagnaia seems to have reached ultimate maturity as a rider and, like his partner Jack Miller, is ready to give battle until the last corner.
There is a desire for redemption in Borgo Panigale, whether this is the right season for Ducati?