Summer, Italian style, the Adriatic coast, the city of Bologna, the Misano racetrack and the rumble of thousands of Ducati bikes … All of this is World Ducati Week 2016 (WDW). Scheduled to take place from July 1 to 3, this long weekend of bikes, passion, fun and adrenalin brings together fans from all over the world every two years, allowing them to experience the excitement of the motorcycling world’s most engaging party. This year, the ninth edition of WDW coincides with the end of celebrations for Ducati’s 90th anniversary. There will be a chance to race on track, discover all of the new bikes in the Ducati range, visit the factory and Museum and meet the MotoGP and Superbike champions along with thousands of Ducatisti.
The 2016 edition is set to be packed full of surprises and initiatives that will animate every corner of the Misano circuit, with the MotoGP and Superbike champions, on-track contests open to all, test rides and riding courses, as well as many other competitions, seminars and stunt shows for a three-day event that is dedicated exclusively to the “red bikes” and the bright and vibrant world that surrounds them.
The weekend will also see the highly anticipated participation of special guests, past and present champions, ready to meet with the fans and challenge each other on track. Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone, the 2016 Ducati MotoGP Team riders, will be in attendance, as will World Champion Casey Stoner, Ducati test rider of the Desmosedici GP as well as brand ambassador as of this year. Then there are the Superbike riders Chaz Davies and Davide Giugliano together with legendary champions Troy Bayliss and Carlos Checa and many other names, all of whom have contributed to making Ducati’s history in the racing world such a great one.