WDW2016, a packed program!
World Ducati Week is the global Ducati get-together. It's the place to experience and share that all-encompassing passion for your Ducati and biking.
This year, the asphalt at Misano is going to heat up hotter than ever, with a packed programme of activities on the track, in the paddocks and even outside the circuit.
The definitive programme will be issued shortly: in the meantime, here's a list of the not-to-be-missed track events!
Track sessionsIf you're a true motorcycling enthusiast there's no way you're going to miss the chance to ride your bike on one of the world's most famous international race tracks. All holders of 3-day passes purchased online can book a track session (while places remain available). SOLD OUT!
Drag Race by ShellThe race of Champions.
Head to head, the fastest wins!
This is going to be a unique race, a head-to-head clash to see who'll come out on top as the fastest rider down the straight!
The electrifying Drag Race by Shell will see world class pro riders challenge each other on awesome new Diavel Carbon bikes, specially modified for the occasion to make them more powerful and aggressive than ever!
The starting grid is already red-hot. The Ducati Champions are ready!
Flat Track Show by TIM
This year at the World Ducati Week will raise a little 'dust for the first and unprecedented Flat Track Race by TIM!
Eight Moto GP and SBK champions, 8 Scrambler Flat Track Pro, only one winner: the riders Andrea Dovizioso, Troy Bayliss, Tati Mercado, Davide Giugliano, Danilo Petrucci, Yonny Hernandez and Alessandro Valia will compete in rounds of drifting on the oval ofo Misano Circuit. The Land of Joy will be the scenario for an unmissable battle!
Ducati riders' lap of honourToday's heroes - and those of yesteryear - will complete the traditional lap of honour linking past and present, an exclusive procession of powerful, evocative memories.
Stunt Rider ShowEven seeing, it's sometimes hard believing. The spectacular stunts of Emilio Zamora, Didi Bizzarro, Michael Threin and Victor Chelenkov put the very laws of physics in doubt. Spectacularly breath-taking, not for the faint hearted!
The Friday evening Ducatisti paradeThe eye-popping Ducatisti Parade takes place on the evening of Friday 1st July: as in previous years it will start out from the Misano race track with an unforgettable lap of honour before snaking off with a roar towards Riccione to paint the Riviera red. This year, one of the key WDW moments will be the convoy of thousands of Ducatis celebrating the Notte Rosa, led by a Scrambler Sixty2 Shocking decked out for the occasion in a pink colour scheme.
Dragster ShowWDW wants him every time - and and he doesn't need to be asked twice! Yes, pro rider and Dragster champion Herman Jolink will be there with his Ducati 1198 RS Drag Bike.
RustidaSaturday night means... Rustida! A show within the show, on the race track. When the long-awaited Drag Race draws to a close, the mouth-watering barbecue party gets under way, with local life guards lining the pit-lane to show off their culinary skills. Their guests? You, of course! The hungry participants of the famous Rustida!
Taxi Drive Audi and LamborghiniTake a few Audi and Lamborghini fireballs. Add a few experienced world-class drivers. A final pinch of craziness and the adrenalin-tinged cocktail is ready for WDW participants to guzzle down with joy.
You can, in fact, step inside one of these 4-wheeled marvels to experience the mind-blowing thrill of hard braking and high-speed cornering.