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Ducati Highlights MotoGP Aerodynamics With “Anatomy of Speed” Exhibit

Ducati has opened an exhibition in Bologna just prior to this weekend’s Italian GP at Mugello entitled “Anatomy of Speed”. With the opening attended by the MotoGP team, Ducati’s commitment to aerodynamic development is showcased. Here is the press release from Ducati:

  • Ducati inaugurates the temporary “Anatomy of Speed” exhibition
    Exclusive exhibition dedicated to Ducati MotoGP aerodynamics to be held at the Museum in Borgo Panigale from 20 May to 8 October
  • Claudio Domenicali (Ducati CEO) and Luigi Dall’Igna (General Manager of Ducati Corse) inaugurated the exhibition on the eve of the Italian GP in Mugello, together with official Mission Winnow Ducati team riders Andrea Dovizioso, Danilo Petrucci and Michele Pirro
  • Aerodynamics makes our bikes magic” said Claudio Domenicali during the inauguration
  • An exciting story brought to life by the display of fairings, aerodynamic components, photos, videos and projections

Borgo Panigale, Bologna, 29 May 2019 – Ducati has inaugurated the “Anatomy of Speed” exhibition – the third temporary show organised and hosted by the Ducati Museum – which will continue until 8 October 2019.

The exhibition illustrates how aerodynamics plays a key role in achieving the performance that is the hallmark of Ducati excellence. Firstly, visitors will be introduced to aerodynamics as Ducati sees it. The exhibition then examines the research programs and solutions developed over years of intense involvement in racing.

Aerodynamic history is brought to life by photos, videos, display panels and projections that provide the backdrop to – and interact with – an exclusive exhibition of two fairings used by Ducati in the 2016 and 2017 MotoGP championships and of the Ducati Desmosedici GP16.

“Anatomy of Speed” has been organised with the support and technical know-how of Ducati Corse. The opening event was attended by Team Mission Winnow Ducati MotoGP riders Andrea Dovizioso, Danilo Petrucci and Michele Pirro who cut the ribbon together with Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati, and Luigi Dall’Igna, General Manager of Ducati Corse, Edoardo Lenoci, Aerodynamic Development Manager and Alessandro Valia, Ducati Official Test Rider.

“I’m extremely proud to inaugurate this third temporary exhibition at the Ducati Museum: indeed, aerodynamics makes bikes magic. This exhibition also aims to involve Ducati enthusiasts in that transfer of knowledge from racing to product that has always been a part of our DNA” stated Claudio Domenicali, Ducati CEO. “Our commitment aims to ensure Ducati riders benefit from ever-better technology, performance, fun and safety; aerodynamics play an increasingly important role in this philosophy, which is exemplified by the Panigale V4 R.”

“Aerodynamics is undoubtedly an area in which Ducati Corse leads the way with respect to other manufacturers”, stated Luigi Dall’Igna, General Manager of Ducati Corse. “It’s one of our top-priority fields of development, the goal being to achieve ever-better results in the future.”

A major contribution to the organisation of the exhibition also came from our MotoGP friends and technological partners: Lenovo, NetApp, UnipolSai, Riello, Brembo, Cima and VarGroup.

The temporary “Anatomy of Speed” exhibition opens to the public on 30 May 2019 and can be visited, at the Ducati Museum entrance price, until Tuesday 8 October 2019.

For further information on Museum prices and opening times please go to the dedicated page of the website.


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11 Comments

  1. mickey says:

    Looks like they know what they are talking about…. Dovisioso set a new speed record for MotoGP today and Petrucci was right on his tail

  2. Reginald Van Blunt says:

    Gimme that ole dust bin feelin. Smooth works.

  3. jim says:

    what did it say about the “tire cooler” heh

  4. Bart says:

    All fine and dandy, until they have to race in Spanish or German air.

  5. wjf says:

    speed and power solves everything

  6. gpokluda says:

    Ducati stuff. Meh.

  7. mickey says:

    might be fun to see