The last and only rider to give the title of world rider champion to Ducati was Casey Stoner way back in 2007.
Since then the Borgo Panigale company has experienced moments of confusion but for a few years now it has forcefully returned to the running for the title.
Andrea Dovizioso came very close to achieving the feat for three years in a row, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and last year it was Bagnaia who came close to achieving success.
4 second places in the last 5 years. Very respectable results, of course, to which the two constructors' titles of 2020 and 2021 must be added, but we can no longer be satisfied; there is only one objective and it is called global.
After last season Francesco Bagnaia seems to have reached definitive maturation as a driver and, like his partner Jack Miller, he is ready to battle until the last corner.
There is a desire for redemption in Borgo Panigale, is this the right season for Ducati?