Ducati Unveils “Unparalleled Experience for Motorcycling Fans”

Ducati has revealed its plans for the 2024 edition of World Ducati Week, which is scheduled for July at the Misano circuit in Italy

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Ducati has unveiled its plans for the 2024 edition of World Ducati Week, headlined by the famous Race of Champions.

The event will take place in its now-customary home of the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, which will be the host of multiple parade laps, as well as the aforementioned Race of Champions.

Speaking of which, the race will include a number of Ducati’s current racing stars from a variety of championships.

From MotoGP, Ducati Lenovo Team’s Francesco Bagnaia and Enea Bastianini will line-up alongside Gresini Racing’s Marc Marquez and Alex Marquez, VR46 Racing Team’s Marco Bezzecchi and Fabio Di Giannantonio, and Pramac Racing’s Jorge Martin and Franco Morbidelli. Reigning and two-time WorldSBK Champion Álvaro Bautista and his Aruba.ir Racing teammate Nicolò Bulega will also be there, as well as fellow WSBK stars Andrea Iannone, Danilo Petrucci, and Michael Ruben Rinaldi. Ducati MotoGP test rider and Italian Superbike Championship regular Michele Pirro will also line up, as will Glenn Irwin PBM Racing Team’s Glenn Irwin, who this year became the most successful rider in the premier class of the North West 200 road race.

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Other events over the 26-28 July weekend include a riders’ parade and the “Land of Joy on the Beach” party on the Friday, as well as a celebration of the legendary Ducati 916, and exhibition of the Desmo450 MX motocross bike alongside the rest of the current Ducati range from the Panigale to the DesertX.

World Ducati Week is described as “an unparalleled experience or motorcycling fans” by Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali. 

"The World Ducati Week is an unparalleled experience for motorcycling fans: an event to be lived at least once in a lifetime, only to find out that you can not live without it,” he said. 

“This year's will be the twelfth edition, and from the very first moment we worked with the idea of offering participants the best WDW ever. 

“The ingredients are all there, starting with the news of La Notte dei Campioni on Saturday. An evening that promises unforgettable emotions with Ducati riders putting on a show during the Lenovo Race of Champions and immediately afterwards the chance for everyone to have fun on the track sharing a common passion. 

“I am looking forward to meeting up again with thousands of fans at the Misano Circuit to celebrate the love for Ducati all together."