The MotoGP eSport Championship starts on May 27th, as the Ducati Lenovo Esport Team picks Piero Ricciuti for 2022. The Italian actually first qualified for the series in 2019, but had to drop out as he was only 16 years old at the time.
Competing under the username PieroRicciuti55, he’s since taken part in the Pro Draft selection in 2020, and competed in the final round of the series, while in 2021 he raced in the whole championship, eventually finishing in the runner-up spot.
Paolo Ciabatti (Ducati Corse Sporting Director): “We are happy to welcome Piero to the Ducati Lenovo eSport Team. Piero has already demonstrated his prowess in the Pro Draft Europe 2022, where he dominated all four events, so we expect great things from him. Good luck, and see you at Mugello for the first two races!”
Piero Ricciuti aka “PieroRicciuti55” (#55 Ducati Lenovo eSport Team): “I am thrilled and honoured to join the Ducati Lenovo eSport Team for 2022. Wearing the Ducati colours is a dream for me, and I can’t wait for the Championship to start! It will be a crucial year for me. With Lenovo’s support, I’m confident that we can achieve great things! The first race is just around the corner! Let’s go!
The 2022 MotoGP eSport Calendar is set over five rounds, with two races at each event. The first and final rounds will be held onsite at the corresponding MotoGP events at Mugello and Valencia using Lenovo PCs.
ROUND 1: 27th May (Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello)
Race 1: Sachsenring / Race 2: Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello
ROUND 2: 1st July (Online)
Race 1: Le Mans / Race 2: TT Circuit Assen
ROUND 3: 26th August (Online)
Race 1: Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto / Race 2: Red Bull Ring – Spielberg
ROUND 4: 23rd September (Online)
Race 1: Chang International Circuit / Race 2: Twin Ring Motegi
ROUND 5: 4th November (Circuit Ricardo Tormo)
Race 1: Termas de Rio Hondo / Race 2: Mandalika Circuit
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