Michele Pirro renews contract with Ducati
Ducati Corse has announced that Michele Pirro will continue as a test driver for manufacturer Borgo Panigale for another three years until the end of 2026.
Luigi Dall’Igna – General manager of Ducati Corse
“We are happy to be able to count on Michele again in the next three years. Pirro started his career as a test driver eleven years ago, so no other rider knows our Desmosedici GP as well as he does. It is also thanks to his valuable contribution that we have the competitive cycling team that we are today. The goal is to continue to grow; being able to count on Michele’s great experience is definitely an asset in our development work.”
Hailing from San Giovanni Rotondo and a nine-time Italian champion, Michele has been an important contributor to the development of the Desmosedici GP over the past 11 years. Pirro was also involved in the development of the Ducati MotoE, which debuted in last weekend’s GP at Le Mans during the first race of the FIM MotoE World Championship.
In addition to participating in countless testing sessions with the Ducati Test Team and racing in the Italian Superbike Championship with the Panigale V4 R, Michele has also been at numerous MotoGP Grands Prix and in a little over a week she will be participating as way is a wild card in the upcoming Italian GP, scheduled for June 9-11 in Mugello.
“Most of my sporting career has been with Ducati, and I can’t imagine myself wearing a color other than the red of the manufacturer Borgo Panigale. I came here in 2013, probably during the most difficult years for Ducati Corse, but now I am also experiencing the best for the company. I’m so proud of what we’ve done together. I have worked closely with the new generation of Italian riders and always learn something new from them. As always, I will work hard to continue contributing to the development of Desmosedici GP and Panigale V4. I thank Claudio, Gigi, Paolo, Davide and everyone who has believed in me. Forza Ducati always!”