During the WDW the paddock of Misano becomes a fully-fledged red galaxy. This year, the large space will be divided into four thematic areas: Racing, On the Road, Custom and Heritage. With non-stop music and fun, an army of Ducatisti and many roaring motorcycles, the countless activities and initiatives held in the paddock allow bikers and all other participants to explore the wonders of the Planet of Champions.
Pending the final program, here is a list (not exhaustive nor definitive) of paddock activities.
Discover other activities on the track and off the circuit.
Ducati Garage Contest
The competition of the galaxy's most famous and fierce bikes of the Special category awaits you with the finalist bikes. Vote your favourite! Further information >
Imola 200 miglia anniversary
To celebrate 40 years of the historic victory, a special exhibition with the 10 motorcycles that have shaped the history of the Ducati twin-cylinders will be set up at WDW. Further information. >
Performances of the Ducati Bands
The band of Ducatisti will play in the paddock during the WDW to colour the Desmo passion with music. Do you want to participate in the selection? Further Information >
Airbrushing, tattoo, body painting
A team of professionals is available to customize your motorcycle, helmet or other accessories with the Planet of Champions markings.
Don't miss this chance to watch beautiful girls cleaning the most beautiful bikes of the Planet.
Ducati Heritage Contest
This year the elegance contest reserved to period Ducati bikes is dedicated to Paul Smart and the historic victory in the 200 Miglia of Imola in 1972. Further information
The seminars of the Ducati University are yet another unmissable opportunity available this year. Discover the secrets of the Ducati universe straight from the lips of the Desmodromic power masters.
Stuntmen & freestyler
A true freestyle area with dedicated stands to follow the most exciting performances.
A real minimotard track to have fun and challenge your friends and other Ducatisti.
A world of services for you and your bike: official technical assistance, changing of Pirelli tyres with custom WDW2012 tyres, oil change by Shell, suspension set-up by Andreani group, suit and helmet deposit with a helmet cleaning service by Wurth, shipping centre by SDA.
This year, too, the WDW will host an accessory shop, where you can find and purchase a wide assortment of the most "appealing" accessories and much more. As a matter of fact, if you come with your Ducati motorcycle, you can also have the accessories you've just purchased assembled on site at a very affordable price.
The famous Mobile Clinic will be present during the WDW to give health and information assistance to all Ducatisti. www.clinicamobile.it
Dancers, musicians, acrobats... you never know who you will meet at WDW!
Swimming Pool and refreshment bars
What is better than relaxing and enjoying a cold drink, sandwich or a dip in the pool between one activity and the other? Thanks to the Leardini Group, there will be many refreshment bars within the paddock and the pool of the indoor restaurant at Misano will be open for a dip or to lie in the sun.
Slowness competition and other games of skill organized by Motorbike Expo, only for real motorcyclists!
Themed photo corners where you can have your picture taken on the saddle of a Ducati. Help us create a WDW2012 photo mosaic!
Are you at WDW and do you want to let the whole world know? You will find a free Wi-Fi corner in the Desmolounge area and the Ducati.com staff will help you upload your pictures and Tweets so that you can tell all your friends that you are on the Planet of Champions!
But there's more: you can watch your WDW pictures and videos on the screens, listen to music, grab a bite to eat at the Ducati Café, take it easy in the chill-out area, participate in a treasure hunt or a special happy hour and much more!
Around the World in 80 clubs
The President of the Naples Ducati Club, who left for the World Tour in 80 DOC on a Multistrada 1200 S in 2010 during the WDW, will attend this edition with an area dedicated to his trip. Further information >
Come and take a picture of yourself with your bike and take home wonderful memories of unforgettable days at WDW2012.
Mission: Red Planet - Sundeep Gajar
An Indian Ducatista, a Multistrada and a fascinating report of his trip to the World Ducati Week.
The passion for Ducati knows no boundaries! The international village is the meeting point for all Ducatisti from around the world at WDW. Nationally themed animation by Ducati subsidiaries and importers, animation by the official Ducati Clubs, Music, DJ, games, tastings, and much more.
Do you want to test your skills? Challenge other Ducatisti to a mounting/dismounting contest and root for the team of professionals! More information will be available shortly.
Ducati range test ride
You can test the Ducati range on the roads near the circuit, accompanied by qualified testers. (Bookings on site)