The Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli was bursting with Ducatisti during World Ducati Week 2018 this past July 20-22. Ducati claims attendance was up more than ten thousand from the previous year for this tenth edition of the event, seeing more than 90,000 passionate Ducati loving fans in attendance. With exciting events such as the Race of Champions, Scrambler Flat Track, Ducatista Parade, and live music, Ducatisti from all over the world made their way to the Adriatic Riviera to celebrate the Italian marque.
Missed the action? Don’t worry. We’ve put together a photo and video recap of the event. Grab an espresso or prosecco and check out the pictures and videos below to see a few of the events that took place in San Marino this past weekend.
Preceded by a flyover of the Frecce Tricolori aerobatic team, the Race of Champions featured 12 Ducati MotoGP and SBK Champions competing on the Misano circuit riding the Panigale V4 S, specially prepared with racing configuration and custom liveries. In case you missed the live stream, we’ve included both a recap of the event and the full live streamed event videos below.
As a special treat to those around the world with money to burn, each rider’s Panigale was put up for auction on Ebay Italy where they will likely fetch a pretty penny.
Saturday night the music of Radio Deejay and the Street Clerks band filled the Piazzale Roma in Riccione. Claudio Domenicali and the Ducati riders were all on hand to greet the Ducatisti in attendance. Italian singer-songwriter, Nina Zilli then took the stage in Riccione, which Ducati would refer to as “a weekend dedicated to desmodromic sound.”
Ducati states the parade took 30 minutes to get all of the riders moved out of the Misano World Circuit as the parade departed for Rimini.
The Race of Champions wasn’t the only time during the weekend Ducati superstars would take the track. Andrea Dovizioso, Jack Miller, and Danilo Petrucci were among the riders to take to the flat track aboard Ducati Scramblers.
Always pleasing to the masses, Ducati had a number of stuntmen riding the Italian bikes perform for the crowd.
If you’re considering attending in the future, we would suggest you go for it, but here are a whole bunch of stats courtesy of Ducati from the weekend.
These are the numbers of WDW2018:
Digital Ducati numbers:
“Race Of Champions” numbers:
Land of Joy numbers:
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