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“The Race of Champions”: top Ducati riders to battle it out on the Panigale V4 S at WDW2018

  • WDW2018 will see Ducati riders challenge each other on the Panigale V4 S
  • The race is the absolute highlight of the great Ducati gathering from 20 to 22 July at the “Marco Simoncelli” Misano World Circuit
  • Pass and ticket purchasing options are available from wdw.ducati.com, Ducati Stores or Desmo Owners Clubs worldwide

Borgo Panigale, Bologna, 14 June 2018 – A few days after Ducati MotoGP and SBK riders confirmed their attendance at WDW2018, another exciting development has made the event more of a must than ever: The Race of Champions.

On Saturday 21 July Ducati riders will engage in a thrilling challenge at the Misano World Circuit as they go head to head on limited-edition Panigale V4 S motorcycles with a special configuration.

Shortly before the race, aerobatics of Italy’s Tricolour Arrows flying over the starting grid will make the event even more breath-taking.

Twelve renowned riders, “Ducati flagbearers” past and present, will compete in an unprecedented challenge: MotoGP and Superbike riders like Andrea Dovizioso, Jorge Lorenzo, Danilo Petrucci, Jack Miller, Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri will be there, as will first-rate riders like Troy Bayliss who have made Ducati history.

A true competition, from free practice to podium. There will also be the possibility, for a limited number of visitors of WDW, to experience the excitement of the starting grid. Quite a unique event that only Ducati can offer, and which represents one more reason not to miss the tenth edition of the World Ducati Week.

From 20 to 22 July, World Ducati Week 2018 will welcome thousands of Ducatisti and motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the globe on the Adriatic Riviera and the “Marco Simoncelli” Misano World Circuit. Advance sales of passes have already started. To ensure your place at WDW2018 there are several purchase options: for full details please go to wdw.ducati.com.